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AGM 2017

AGM 2017

ASH GREEN SCOUT GROUP AGM 2017 - THURSDAY 15th JUNE - 6.30PM  - PAVILION (RUGBY CLUB). Grateful if as many parents/carers and...

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Why I enjoy volunteering
1st June 2015

Why I enjoy volunteering

I work in marketing and public relations and spend most of my day on the telephone to some pretty hard bitten marketeers and cynical journalists. I love my job but there are days when I am totally shattered and 'not in a good place'.That's when I...

Author: Alan Gordon

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Visit to Menin Gate

Watch our video and see the photo album of our Cubs and Scouts day visit to Ypres and the Menin Gate as part of the commemorations the 100 years since the commencement of the 1st World War

  • Exploring the area

    Cubs and Scouts visited several key landmarks in the region

    Exploring the area
  • Paying his respects

    Tal next to a fallen soldier whose grave had the Star of David - as did the graves of all known Jewish soldiers

    Paying his respects
  • Tynecot

    At the Tynecot memorial - the Commonwealth's largest War Grave where 34,887 poeple lie, 80% of whom are "Known Onto God"

    Tynecot
  • In Flanders Fields

    The famous war poem by Lieu John McCrea. He was a surgeon who died of pneumonia during the 2nd Battle of Ypres and is buried at Wimereux

    In Flanders Fields
  • Cubs at cemetrey
    Cubs at cemetrey
  • Essex Field
    Essex Field
  • Island of Ireland Peace Park
    Island of Ireland Peace Park
  • In the trenches

    Where young men barely five years older than our Scouts perished

    In the trenches
  • In the trenches
    In the trenches
  • Exploring the trenches
    Exploring the trenches
  • Arriving in Ypres

    Relaxing before changing into uniform

    Arriving in Ypres
  • The sites of Ypres
    The sites of Ypres
  • The Menin Gate

    54,389 soldiers who perished at Ypres have no known grave which is why their names are inscribed on the Menin Gate

    The Menin Gate
  • More names

    It is an overwhelming sight

    More names
  • The Menin Gate at night
    The Menin Gate at night
  • Getting ready

    Josh had the honour of carrying the Scout flag

    Getting ready
  • Cubs prepare
    Cubs prepare
  • At the parade

    The Cubs and Scouts were impeccably behaved throughout

    At the parade
  • Scouts line up
    Scouts line up
  • Wreath laying

    Christopher and Alice laid the wreath on behalf of Ash Green Scouts while the Cubs and Scouts formed a guard of honour

    Wreath laying
  • Coldstream Guards Band
    Coldstream Guards Band
  • Exploring the area
  • Paying his respects
  • Tynecot
  • In Flanders Fields
  • Cubs at cemetrey
  • Essex Field
  • Island of Ireland Peace Park
  • In the trenches
  • In the trenches
  • Exploring the trenches
  • Arriving in Ypres
  • The sites of Ypres
  • The Menin Gate
  • More names
  • The Menin Gate at night
  • Getting ready
  • Cubs prepare
  • At the parade
  • Scouts line up
  • Wreath laying
  • Coldstream Guards Band

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