How Scouts can commemorate Remembrance this year
England is currently at Red readiness level which, unfortunately, means that no one can attend any face-to-face events as Scouts. We’ve also had to withdraw from our usual, very public, role at the national Cenotaph commemorations in London. We appreciate that volunteers from these nations will be disappointed that they can’t take part in memorial services this year.
However, you can still commemorate Remembrance virtually. We’ve already seen that many of you have been experimenting with virtual Remembrance activities – your creativity has been truly inspiring. If you’d like to setup your own virtual Remembrance, there are loads of great ideas to support you.
We know that many Groups will still want to lay their wreath on their local war memorial. Please note, only one leader is allowed to do this – privately and respectfully, and should ideally not be at the same time as another group of people.
Whilst Wales is also at Red readiness level, the guidance by the Welsh government differs – so please refer to the ScoutsCymru website.
For those in other nations and jurisdictions, we recommend you follow your relevant government guidelines, as well as any conditions for Remembrance set out by your local authority.
At all times, public health and safety of members must be our priority.
If you’d like to, you can read more about why we, as Scouts, remember.
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