Beavers, Cubs and Scouts, we will be joining the veterans again this year at the Kings Royal Rifle’s Company memorial outside the Cathedral on Sunday 12th November. We will be parading with our flags at 8.45am, and at 9am there will be a short prayer by the army chaplain, followed by a two minutes silence and then an army bugler will play the last post.
A representative from our Beavers, Cubs and Scouts sections will lay a wreath alongside the veterans. It is a small and moving ceremony, and we are the only Scout Group invited to attend.
As you may be aware, our Scout Group has had a long association with the Green Jackets, going back to the Second World War, when our Scout Troop raised money for the Regimental Prisoners of War Fund.
In recognition of the efforts of our Scouts, towards the end of 1943 our Group was granted an honorary affiliation with the Rifle Depot, and we changed our necker colours and insignia to model those of the Rifle Brigade. We still use those colours and insignia today, and have continued to proudly turn out to lay a wreath at the war memorial every year since then.
This means a lot to the young people who attend, and the veterans, and it is really important that as many of us attend this as possible to show our respect and to keep this tradition alive, and we look forward to seeing you there.