"You have been selected for — and carried out — one of the most advanced leadership training courses for young leaders. As you know, being a Scout involves so much more than just wearing a neckerchief and tying knots. Ultimately, it's all about taking responsibility, and that's something I know you all do."
Maria then handed over to The King, who awarded a diploma to each of the participants.
After presenting the diplomas, The King addressed the young people and said:
"You should know that I think this is fantastic! This is a milestone in your lives. Today we're here in the Bernadotte Library, with all the books divided up according to previous monarchs. They all represent their own times, and their views on knowledge and leadership. What you now have is your own tool that you must take care of and develop. It's not us old folks who should tell you what to do — instead, you need to be keenly aware and develop yourselves for the future. A great deal will happen in your lives, with many changes, and this will affect you in your own leadership. I hope this course enables you to deal with these changes better. Good luck for the future!"
Find out more about the Young Leadership Foundation here.
Photos: Henrik Garlöv/royalcourt.se