9 November 2020
In any normal year, our Beavers, Cubs and Scouts would join in with others in our local community for an Act of Remembrance. But 2020 is a year like no other. As we were unable to join in a face-to-face service like we normally would, the young people were invited to decorate a pebble with a poppy and place this on the War Memorial at our local church. Our young people, and those from other youth groups in Old Basing, did a great job in making sure there were lots of poppy pebbles ready for the service that the church held on Sunday.
As well as this, some our young people decided that they wanted to do more and they took it upon themselves to sell poppies to their neighbours in support of the Royal British Legion. Here you can see two of our Cubs work with their poppy stalls.
And instead of joining us together for a service at the church, many of our young people joined thousands of others marking a 2-minute silence on their door-steps to show their respect.
It is always an important part of what we do in Scouts, to support our local community, to show our respect to those who fought and sacrificed so much for us. This year, despite not being able to attend the local church’s Act of remembrance service, the Beavers, Cubs and Scouts have made us all very proud by marking this occasion in these ways. Lest we forget.Return to News