Remembrance Day 2020

Date: 1st Nov 2020 Author: Jane THOMSON

Remembrance Day 2020

This year the nation will be carrying out its acts of remembrance in very different ways.

Westhill Scout Group will still be involved in the local service and wreath laying this year, although this part will be recorded in advance to comply with COVID restrictions and broadcast on the 8th on the Skene Parish Church Facebook page.

We always encourage our youngsters to remember and pay tribute to those who have served and sacrificed to defend our nation.

To mark Remembrance Day we are suggesting that as well as taking part in the two minute silence next Sunday at 11am, youngsters decorate (with permission) surplus garden stones with images of poppies and place them at the along the front grass at the Hall, or alternatively at a war memorial such as the one at Skene Church.

Image of painted pebbles

Examples of painted pebbles

This photo, taken from an online scouting resource, show the types of design that could be done.

If taking part in this activity, please only use surplus stones from your own garden / property.

Scouts UK have produced a range of products produced in partnership with The Royal British Legion and the Scouts. 50% of the proceeds from the sale of each item will directly benefit The Royal British Legion charity to support the valuable work that they do, with the other 50% going back to UK Scouting. To view the products available see the Scouts UK shop website – https://shop.scouts.org.uk/poppy .

Also, for those who enjoy doing paracord craft, the video at the link below gives instruction on how to make your own poppy woggle.

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