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We will remember them.

At 11am, on the 11th day, of the 11th Month we join the nation as we pause to remember those who gave their lives in Service of their Country. On Remembrance Sunday, Scouts up and down the United Kingdom, will take to the streets and participate in Remembrance Parades.

In addition remembering the Servicemen and women who paid the ultimate price. As Scouts, we can also pause to remember those fellow Scouts who did their duty, and served their Country in its time of need.

In 1914, as Britain entered the First World War, Founder Robert Baden-Powell, volunteered Scouts to support the war effort, whilst they weren't to have a military role, Scouts were able to undertake work which would release men for service in the armed forces. The skills learnt during Scouts, proved very useful in carrying out a range of jobs, from working on farms to guarding railway lines.

It is important to remember that in 1914 the age range for Scouts was 11 to 18 years. The majority of Scouts undertaking war work would have been aged 14 to 18 years old as the school leaving age was 12 and Scouts were discouraged from missing school.

During the Second World War Scouting carried on both at home and abroad. Scouts on the Home Front used their skills to support their communities, Scout Leaders volunteered to support refugees and displaced people and in prisoner of war camps across the world Scouts secretly carried on Scouting risking punishment in order to keep their connection with the Movement going.

We hope that this Remembrance Sunday, you will join Scouts across the nation to remember these brave young people who truly 'Did their duty'.


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