In 1928, Baden-Powell summarised why it is important for us, as Scouts to observe Remembrance Day with a shared moment of silence:
“When we observe the Silence what shall we ask of ourselves in those solemn moments of thought? Could it not be to think out and resolve that in our turn we shall see with a new outlook and henceforth do, each of us, our bit to bring about peace and goodwill in world affairs? In the Scout Movement we are trying to do our little bit in this direction, by bringing together in friendship and under common ideals the future generation of every country in the world.”
On 8th November all of our young people in Beavers, Cubs and Scouts, joined with our friends in the Guide movement and the congregation of Horfield Baptist Church in a Remembrance Sunday service. The weather stayed dry, allowing us to parade around the local streets with colours flying! After observing the two minute silence, all the children went to make poppies and produced a magnificent ‘field of poppies’ display.
We will remember them.