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Slough Explorer Scouts thrust into media spotlight at Queen's birthday celebration

James Hockaday

James Hockaday

Slough Explorer Scouts thrust into media spotlight at Queen's birthday celebration

Left to right, Steph Poole, Pieter James Crocombe and Izzabella being interviewed

People from all over the globe were able to enjoy the Queen's birthday celebrations yesterday...and they got to meet some of Slough scouts too.

The world's media honed in on Explorer Scouts 16-year-old Steph Poole, 17-year-old Pieter James Crocombe, also known as PJ, and 10-year-old Izzabella Owens of the 21st Maidenhead Cub Scout group.

The trio visited Windsor yesterday and brought a letter that the Queen, the patron of the Scouts Association, sent to Slough Scouts Wednesday to mark the Cub Scout’s 100th birthday.

PJ said: “We were being interviewed because we brought the letter down to show our support for the Queen’s 90th.

“We didn’t get to meet the Queen properly but we did get to meet Prince Phillip and he showed a lot of interest in the letter we were holding.”

Steph and PJ’s TV appearance attracted more media attention, and they were asked for more interviews.

Steph said: “We’ve had loads more – on Monday we’ve have an interview with BBC Radio Berkshire about the Royal Family, we also had Canadian TV and Japanese newspaper interview us.

“We did up to seven or eight different interviews, it feels overwhelming.”

Slough Scouts Explorers group offers a range of activities for young people aged 14-18 from hiking to cooking classes, and also gives members the chance to complete their Duke of Edinburgh Award alongside the Scout Award Scheme.

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