Essex Explorer Scouts from Brentwood, Hatfield Forest and Thurrock Districts came together on a glorious Sunday 26th April 2009 to support marshalling of the London Marathon.

Tasked with helping to Marshall the route between the 15 and 17 mile markers, a team of 57 Explorer Scouts and Leaders headed up for a very early start on Sunday morning. After a briefing from their team leaders, it was time to don the distinctive yellow T-Shirts and hi-vis gear before hitting the streets on the Isle of Dogs where the course weaves and loops its way through and round Docklands.