November saw the Group turn out in full uniform for two major events in our town: parading at Remembrance Sunday and providing the guard of honour for Sir David Amess MP’s memorial service.
Scouting’s focus is rightly on getting active and learning new skills for life, but we are incredibly proud of how the Scouts and Explorers turned out so smartly as the largest contingent to pay their respects to the fallen, and a week later to honour our MP and long time friend of 3rdCB Sir David. Seeing our gold and black scarf in every major paper and TV station in the country was a proud moment, accompanied by many notes of thanks and support which we pass on to our young people.
The Royal British Legion have asked us to pass on their thanks to all those who helped create and decorate the giant remembrance poppies that adorned the library gardens and other areas around Leigh. A wonderful celebration of remembrance that helped promote the RBL’s work and brighten up our town. Donations for the giant poppies alone topped £1,000, which will be invaluable in supporting the legion’s work in the community.