I am delighted to announce that, at the District Scout Executive Meeting (via Zoom) last evening, Helen Richardson our Scout Leader for Ash...
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
Cubs and Scouts visited several key landmarks in the region
Tal next to a fallen soldier whose grave had the Star of David - as did the graves of all known Jewish soldiers
At the Tynecot memorial - the Commonwealth's largest War Grave where 34,887 poeple lie, 80% of whom are "Known Onto God"
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
Where young men barely five years older than our Scouts perished
Relaxing before changing into uniform
54,389 soldiers who perished at Ypres have no known grave which is why their names are inscribed on the Menin Gate
It is an overwhelming sight
Josh had the honour of carrying the Scout flag
The Cubs and Scouts were impeccably behaved throughout
Christopher and Alice laid the wreath on behalf of Ash Green Scouts while the Cubs and Scouts formed a guard of honour