A scout volunteer from Royston has been honoured for his role at the Coronation of King Charles III.

Larry Eeles, a member of Royston Scouts, was awarded the Coronation Medal for 'doing his duty to the King' at the coronation, which took place on May 6 last year.

Larry was selected to assist on the day by supporting younger scout volunteers in roles such as duty managers and shift leaders.

He said:  "Receiving the Coronation Medal in recognition of my service supporting the Coronation of HM King Charles III is an immense honour that I never expected.

"It's a testament to the collaborative efforts of all the scouts involved, and I am deeply grateful for the opportunity to contribute in a small way to such a historic event."

The coronation medals were presented as an honour to the scouts on behalf of King Charles III, as a 'thank you' gift to those who helped make the historic service happen.

A spokesperson for the scouts said: "Taking part in this event was a huge responsibility but scouts doing their duty to the nation will always be a priority, no matter the scale."

Scout volunteers from across the UK and Commonwealth were nominated to help over the coronation weekend last year.

Around 50 young people represented the scout movement at a screening of the coronation service at St Margaret's Church in Westminster.

Scouts also took part in the 'Big Help Out' - an initiative which saw scout volunteers serving the community across the coronation weekend.

Larry is deputy contingent leader for the 16th World Scout Moot, which will be held in Portugal in 2025.


The moot is held every four years, and is for scouts aged 18 to 22, with approximately 5,000 young people from around the world taking part.

Deputy Prime Minister, Oliver Dowden, said; "The coronation would not be possible without the dedication and selfless service shown by our armed forces and other public servants.

"This medal is a fitting recognition of their efforts, and a thank you from the nation. It will be worn with pride for years to come."