Scouts prepare to mark Remembrance Sunday events
Scouts throughout the United Kingdom are preparing to join people around the world in remembering the sacrifices of ordinary people who served in extraordinary ways in two world wars.
Remembrance Sunday takes place on the Sunday closest to 11 November every year, to coincide with when the Armistice was signed to mark the end of World War I. People everywhere will stop at 11am and keep silence in remembrance for two minutes.
The weekend is the culmination of a series of local, regional and national events. Scouts have been involved in a variety of ways.
Journey of remembrance
Last month, Scouts from the 12th Cambridge Scout Troop went to Amsterdam to pay their respects at the grave of Flight Sergeant Leslie Jaggard, who had been a Scout in their Group.
The party of 14 laid wreaths at the gravestone on behalf of the Scout Group, and the Royal Canadian Air Force. They also spent time visiting the Anne Frank Museum and doing activities with the local Livingstone Scout Group.
Extending the silence
Tynemouth Scouts took the two minutes silence to extraordinary lengths by getting sponsored to spend a minute in silence for every British military casualty of war since 2001. The silence, which amounted to 500 minutes, raised money for the British Legion.
Across Essex, Scouts have been involved in helping organise and support events and festivals for a range of local groups. From learning about poppies in Beaver Scout meetings to greeting guests at a festival of remembrance and laying wreaths at public memorials, the young people have been serving their communities through their activities.
What are you doing to observe Remembrance Sunday?
If your Scouts are involved in an event on Sunday, let us know what you're doing by leaving a comment on this page. You may also like to leave messages of support for leaders or former members currently serving in the armed forces, either at home or overseas.