Date: 21st Nov 2018 Author: Tracey Daniell

Armistice Day 2018 was commemorated by all Beavers, Cubs & Scouts.  Some of our Scouts and leaders joined a Woking District trip to Ypres & the rest of the Group gathered at Brookwood Cemetery to remember those who had fallen.



Cubs and our eldest Beavers had a sleepover the night before Remembrance Sunday – here is what Beavers James & Emily had to say about it …..

‘On Saturday I went to a sleepover at our HQ with Cubs and the older Beavers.  We went on a 2 hour hike but it ended up being only 40 minutes because it was pouring with rain.  When we got back we ate dinner and I had fish & chips.  Then we got our sleeping things set up.  After that we got dressed into our pj’s & then we got into our sleeping bags.  Next we watched a movie and it was called ‘ The Secret Life of Pets’.  I loved the film but I was so sleepy I fell asleep in the middle of it!In the morning we got up & packed our things away and then we ate our breakfast.  Next we got dressed into our uniform to remember the people who fought in the war.  After we got dressed we went to Brookwood Cemetery for a two minute silence to remember the people who died in the war.’ – James G. Beaver Scout

‘Once we got there we went on a hike in the woods & it was raining quite a lot.  When we got back we had fish & chips for tea.  Before we had fish and chips we had hot chocolate which was really yummy.  After that we watched The Secret Life of Pets which was really good. Next we were very tired so we went to bed.  In the morning we read a book then me and Alex built a den under the table, then we got dressed into uniform.  Before that we had breakfast, I had cornflakes and a bacon roll. Next we spoke about Remembrance Sunday.’  – Emily, Beaver Scout

Here is an acrostic poem by Emily:

Poppies are red

One hundred years ago World War One ended

People like to remember the soldiers

People’s lives changed

It was hard to live

Everybody was sad

Sunday is a day of remembering

Put your phone down and what are you left with? Just teamwork, courage and the skills to succeed.’
Bear Grylls, Chief Scout Bear Grylls