Remembering Our Patron, Her Majesty The Queen

Leaders, Guides and Brownies of Uxbridge Division attended a special civic commemorative service on 18th September at St. Margarets Church in Uxbridge to mark the death of Queen Elizabeth II. We were asked to form an Honour Guard outside the church, and during the service paraded the Union Flag and unit flags to add to the formality of the occasion and represent uniformed youth organisations at the service. The Mayor, Deputy Mayor and representatives of faiths from across the borough were in attendance, which gave a wonderful sense that we were all here together in the act of commemoration of Her Majesty. It was lovely to join together with other members of the Division too and we were really welcomed, included and valued for our participation in the service, receiving lots of lovely comments from the attendees as well.

Hilary, Liz & Helen

4th Ickenham Guides / Phoenix (Uxbridge Division) Rangers

Leaders from Eastcote District laid flowers and messages on behalf of their units at Highgrove House and near Buckingham Palace. Deena, Jolene and Laura also volunteered as marshals over the funeral weekend.

County Commissioner, Jenni and Assistant County Commissioners Marian and Jade paid their respects to The Queen on behalf of the County. They signed the London Borough of Hillingdon and London Borough of Harrow Council books of condolence.

“Every day you kept your Girlguiding promise, to do your best, live according to your beliefs and serve your people. We’re honored and grateful for the support and friendship you bestowed on Girlguiding as our Patron. To you, we sing one last time, Day is done, gone the sun. From the sea, from the hills, from the sky. All is well, safely rest. Our Guiding Light.”