A 19-year-old Scout from a village in North Yorkshire made her way to Westminster Abbey to support the Coronation this weekend. 

Nung Sirisot, who is a part of Heslington Scout Group, travelled to London alongside 150 other Scouts "to do their duty to the King" and take part in this momentous occasion.

Nung and her fellow Scouts were responsible for supporting the Coronation around Westminster Abbey, crowd stewarding and supporting the public who were there to celebrate with the King.

The Scouts also had to manage huge crowds at locations such as the big screen in St James Park, Hyde Park, Green Park, and the Admiralty Arch.

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Inside St Margaret's Church, 50 scouts attended the Coronation event and were able to witness the historic moment taking place and experience the once-in-a-lifetime event due to their service and willingness to support the nation.

Speaking before the event, Nung said: "The entire community is buzzing with excitement, and I am proud to be a part of such a historic event alongside my fellow Scouts.

"We understand the importance of our duty as we strive to support both the Coronation and the public, ensuring that this day holds great significance for all involved and our nation and the Commonwealth.

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"I feel thrilled and grateful to be sharing this experience with my loved ones and the community. Volunteering and learning skills for life are a crucial part of my life as a Scout, and I always strive to uphold the Scout values.

"I take pride in fulfilling my duty to The King, helping others, and adhering to the Scout Law.

"Being a part of an initiative that spreads these values throughout the country is an immense honour."

Volunteering is at the core of Scouts and to commemorate these values, Scouts across the UK will be taking part in The Big Help on Monday, 8th May 2023.

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This was organised by The Together Coalition and a wide range of partners including The Scouts.

In tribute to His Majesty The King's public service, The Big Help Out will encourage people to try volunteering for themselves and join the work being undertaken to support their local areas.

The aim of The Big Help Out is to use volunteering to bring communities together and create a lasting volunteering legacy from the Coronation Weekend.