In the lead up to Remembrance Sunday, 1st Cowfold Scout Group researched into how we celebrate the day. They also looked into the role the Home Guard and Wardens played during the war and made poppy themed art for display.
On Remembrance Day itself, just over fifty young people, plus parents, grandparents and not forgetting some four legged friends, took part in an event at Shoreham-by-Sea. 1st Cowfold Scout Group patrolled the beaches as the Home Guard would have done. They then listened to talks about significance of poppies, Remembrance, Home Guard, Wardens and historical details about Cowfold during the war. It was a great chance for the scouts to immerse themselves in history and gain a fun way of understanding the past. One of the 1st Cowfold scout’s played trumpet for those attending followed by two minute silence. The event was finished with investing new members and Leaders. Thank you to all those who attended.
“I enjoyed taking part in the Remembrance event because it helped me remember the past and the men who were brave enough to fight for our country. It was respectful to take part in the two minute silence with the Beavers, Cubs, Explorers and Scouts. I helped lay the wreath on Shoreham beach and felt very proud.” Hugh aged 7
“This year we went to Shoreham beach for our Remembrance Sunday. Even though it was cold and windy, it was a lovely opportunity to remember the Home Guard, wardens and all other people that fought and served in the wars. While I was there, I thought about my great Grandpa and what it would be like to serve in the war.” Riley aged 9
Of course none of this could be possible without the help and support of the leaders and adult helpers. If you are interested in becoming more involved in Scouting as a leader please contact Peter Scofield – District Commissioner for more information or go to http://www.horshamscouts.com/join-us/want-to-join/
Article and photographs by Ellen Barker 1st Cowfold Group Scout Leader.