Scouts, Cubs and Beavers from 14th King's Lynn Scout Group came together this Remembrance Sunday to remember fallen Heroes and find out about the importance of this solemn occasion. During a service at the memorial in North Wootton the Scouts were joined by Chris Steele, a veteran who served as a Combat Medic with the British Army in both Iraq and Afghanistan and is also one of the Cub Leaders with the 14th.
Both Chris Steele the Scouts took an active role in the service both parading with their flags and performing Readings and Prayers.
Chris Steele said “Remembering the fallen is very important to me. I not only remember all of the Men, Woman and animals that have given the ultimate sacrifice ensuring our safety today. I remember the friends that I have lost along the way fighting for our great country. I also want to ensure this important tradition is carried on by educating our youngsters in the scouting network so it can carry on now and forever”
14th King's Lynn Scout Group thinks that it is hugely important for Scouts to participate in Remembrance events. In Scouting Remembrance means different things to different people, it might be visiting a monument at home or abroad, meeting Veterans or selling poppies.
A number of Queen's Scouts will also be helping at the national Remembrance Service in London forming the Guard of Honour outside the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.
Whatever the activity the reason is the same, to come together and remember the past while learning the lessons for the future. Scouting is always looking for new volunteers and if you fancy a go why not join the adventure at www.scouts.org.uk/join.