Remembrance Service and Parade
Posted on 12 November 2017
Nearly the entire Scout Group was out in force for this year’s Remembrance Sunday Service and Parade at St Andrew’s Church. This year a record 135 girls and boys attended the service accompanied by all their leaders, Young Leaders and representatives from the Ware and District Scouts Team.
As the Colour Parties entered the church with their section flags the church was once again packed with standing room only by the start of the service. Then as 11 o’clock drew closer the congregation moved outside to take their places around the war memorial along with many other members of our community who had arrive to take part.
Steve Wright’s solo trumpet rendition of the Last Post announced the start of the 2 mins silence while the Flag Bearers lowered their flags. Following the 2 minute silence our Beavers, Cubs and Scouts joined other members of our local community in laying wreaths and flowers at the Memorial.
Then, as the service ended Jonathan Trower presented the Scout Group with a Certificate of Appreciation from The Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal in recognition of the help and support given by our Scout Troop in preparing and delivering over 20,000 poppies around the village this year. (Read the full story here)
The crowds then moved inside out of the cold for some very welcome hot drinks and refreshments where many were complimented on their smart appearance and behavior during the service and parade.
In the lead up to the service the Beavers and Cubs had all been on day trips and enjoyed very special sleepovers the night before.
Our Forest and Woodland Beavers had visited The British Schools Museum in Hitchin while our Jaguar and Panther Cubs had visited the Imperial War Museum at Duxford. Both trips had been a great success with the girls and boys having a great time together whilst learning various things about the past.