Remembrance Day with a difference

Remembrance Day is a common feature of a Group's annual involvement in their local community, but as with many things, it’s a bit different this year.

Remember

You should not participate in parades or attend indoor services.

If you'd like to have your Scouts attend an outdoor ceremony, it must be fully compliant within the Scout Framework level that you are at currently, and there must have been a Risk Assessment submitted and authorised via the Smartsheet.

Remembrance activities with a difference

There are still lots of ways to safely mark this important date with your Section.

You could try a Virtual Remembrance and invite a guest online who can bring the experience alive.

Your Group may be familiar with the ‘Clap for Carers’ concept, you could try being ‘United in Uniform’ for a minute's silence, with each participant at their home address at the agreed time.

As well as a form of reflection, you could do crafts to highlight the occasion, like painting poppies on stones to place individually at key points of your local area or preparing some paracord poppies, which there are how-to videos for on YouTube.

Stay safe

Whatever you choose to do, please keep safe. You can find more information about planning a safe programme here.

 

Amy Douglas
Depute Chief Commissioner (Programme)