Early in June the Queen accompanied by Prince Philip visited the Isles of Scilly. This was her first visit in 44 years and the sun shone brightly all day. At the request of the Palace the Island’s Rainbows, Brownies and Guides were asked to go along to the New School, which is still being built, and meet the Royal guests. The girls and Leaders were very excited when they were told.
The groups of children who were selected to meet the Queen were children who aim to achieve outside of School, therefore members of the Girlguiding movement were invited. Mrs Fiona Robson, the District Commissioner for the Isles of Scilly, was personally presented to the Queen and shook hands with her. Fiona told the Queen that a good proportion of girls from the Islands attended and how some had to travel to their weekly meetings in a jet boat from the other islands.
The four Guides, who had recently won the Patrol Cooking competition on the mainland, very proudly wore their medals.
Two Brownies gave the Queen posies and the Rainbows made crowns and waved flags. The Duke chatted to the Brownies asking them if the men behind were their bodyguards! They all thought how lovely the Queen was and what fun the Duke was.