On Sunday 13th November, 85 Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Explorers, 23 leaders and over 100 parents and siblings paraded through Fenstanton to attend the annual Remembrance Service at the Parish Church. It was especially unique as we were joined by Scouts from the new Papworth Troop.
Whilst all our young people were a real credit to scouting an extra special well done to those who carried the flags, formed the escort parties, gave readings and gathered in the collection. Despite a chill in the air and the length of the time where our Beavers, Cubs and Scouts have to sit still and behave they yet again made our leadership team delighted to be involved with such a wonderful group of young people.
Well done to all the Beavers, Cubs and Scouts for representing the group brilliantly. It's a real pleasure that every year we get such positive feedback about our attendance from other villagers and the ministers, who remarked on the "fantastic turnout of smart, respectful and superb young people"; and who are delighted that just for a few hours once a year the youth of today are able to give their time to reflect on how different their own life would be were it not for the sacrifice made by others.
Just before we set off it was great to see so many people there to witness Poppy Gowler receive her Medal of Merit, , Jess Jardine her 5 year service award and Louise Clover her Chief Scout's Commendation for Good Service from John Nicoll (Cromwell District Commissioner).
All young people who attended will receive a Poppy Badge which can be added to their camp blankets. Remembrance Sunday 2017 will be on 12th November - we hope to see everyone there again next year.
Photos: Jonny Radbone / Andy Mell