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Rememberance Day advice needed

#1
On 9/11 I am running a session at my local scout group about a recent trip but as it is so near 11/11 I'd like to do some form of activity to encourage the scouts to realise the significance of 11/11 and understand it more. Does anyone out there have any suitable resources or suggestions? The scouts are aged 10-14, most are 11/12 so I need something suitable for that age group.

Thanks! :thumleft:
 
#6
Anon1 said:
On 9/11 I am running a session at my local scout group about a recent trip but as it is so near 11/11 I'd like to do some form of activity to encourage the scouts to realise the significance of 11/11 and understand it more. Does anyone out there have any suitable resources or suggestions? The scouts are aged 10-14, most are 11/12 so I need something suitable for that age group.

Thanks! :thumleft:
Get them on Youtube watching Apache's rain fire down on the baddies

:roll:
 

Bowmore_Assassin

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#7
Anon, why not contact your local/nearest Army unit and ask the CO to provide an Officer, a SNCO and a Pte to come and chat to the lads ? When I was on an exchange tour in Canada I was asked to do this and went with a Canadian SCNO and Pte - parents were asked to attend as well and we received a warm welcome. Another idea may be to get a Chelsea Penshioner along, if you are near to London, or speak to the local British Legion Branch. Beware the PC brigade however, who will no doubt see this as a recruitment campaign for under-age soldiers and spin it the wrong way.
 
#8
There is still a Rememberance Day parade but it is not compulsory to attend (although when I was a scout it was). So, my idea is to make all of them understand why they should attend and show respect to the millitary past and present.

Am not a scout leader although once I was the troop leader, it's just pretty hard to find CRB'd adults able and willing to run sessions so I volunteered to take a session. No doubt its the same for ACF and CCF?
 
#9
Don't get a Chelsea pentioner there unless:

1 - you have a cheap bar

2 - you and the kids don't mind the smell of stale p1ss ;)

Glad to help mediumwhiteamericano :)
 
T

the_mentalist

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#10
Speak to your local Army unit and ask if your Scouts can join their Drum Head Service or church parade, if you are lucky they may even lay on some food afterwards and allow your Scouts to mix with the Soldiers and ask any questions they may have etc.
 
#11
You should go on e-bay and buy as many medaly as possible.Veterans are of the opinion that imitation is the highest form of flattery. Also, after the ceremony is over and old olde'uns are shuffling off, go up to the cenotaph and rearrange the wreaths alphabetically. This will save the RBL folks the trouble. Make sure they see you, so they know the youth cares. Good luck.
 
#12
Anon 1

Ignore the feckwits here. There's a time and a place for comedy, and this isn't it.

Follow the advice of The Mentalist, possibly expanding your search to the local TA units or AFCO/ACIO (careers office).

PM me if you wish, and I'll try and put you in touch with someone sensible at your nearest unit.

To those who might not want to offer help, just remember the Scouts and ACF are the best recruiting grounds for the Forces, especially the Reserves. They are a proven source of young folk who are interested in more than just the X Factor. They should be asissted at every opportunity.
 
#13
FluffyBunny said:
To those who might not want to offer help, just remember the Scouts and ACF are the best recruiting grounds for the Forces, especially the Reserves. They are a proven source of young folk who are interested in more than just the X Factor. They should be asissted at every opportunity.
That's understandable, seeing as we don't get paid it...

Mahatmacoat
 
#14
If you could teach them how to spell Remembrance, and so avoid the same god-awful spelling mistake that always crops up on Arrse at this time of year, it would make this Old Soldier happy, at least.

Regards

Tilbake

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#15
Tilbake said:
If you could teach them how to spell Remembrance, and so avoid the same god-awful spelling mistake that always crops up on Arrse at this time of year, it would make this Old Soldier happy, at least.

Regards

Tilbake

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Seconded! Not just on arrse, our section invite got it wrong last year until I pointed it out :oops:
 
#16
Anon1

Most parades are organised by the local British Legion.
The best thing to do is contact any local cadet unit and ask them for the contact details of whoever is running the show. They can also advise you about parade details.
Every town has cadets parading on Remembrance Sunday, some have TA a few have Regs. The cadets will let you know what the score is.
 
#17
Smudge67,

The paedophile joke had a half decent delivery although the subject matter was expected. I understand that anyone who tries to make this shit hole country better by teaching its youth values, should have the piss taken. It goes with the territory. Can you try harder with that one next time please.

Now, you then fucked up, you cock.

Taking the piss out of old soldiers is not accepted. The Chelsea pensioners have earned our respect.

I see your now an IT consultant. In other words your unemployed, you sit at your computer all day, wanking over free soft porn as you cant afford to purchase hard core stuff. Your probably a fat git as youve been out of the army for a while now havent you?

Every organisation has had or has the odd prick.
Guess what YOUR THAT PRICK.

I appologise to everone else for my language, it needed saying.
 
#18
girth said:
Anon1

Most parades are organised by the local British Legion.
The best thing to do is contact any local cadet unit and ask them for the contact details of whoever is running the show. They can also advise you about parade details.
Every town has cadets parading on Remembrance Sunday, some have TA a few have Regs. The cadets will let you know what the score is.
Thanks for the advice, I have contacted my local RBL and they are helping provide someone for the meeting. I pointed out that as the Venture scouts meeting at the same time if they bring poppies there are leaders, scouts and parents all happy to buy a poppy. :thumright:

As I drive to the meetings anyway I mentioned that I'm happy to collect and drop-off any RBL representative, and take them to the pub with the rest of the leaders for a drink or two post-meeting (no doubt ACF leaders also lurk post-meetings in a nearby pub? :wink: ). So, the RBL representative will be well-looked after and hopefully it will help the scouts gain greater awareness and boost poppy sales.

As for the comments regarding older veterans and paedo comments, well-said girth. :judge:
 
#19
Anon1 said:
There is still a Rememberance Day parade but it is not compulsory to attend (although when I was a scout it was). So, my idea is to make all of them understand why they should attend and show respect to the millitary past and present.

Am not a scout leader although once I was the troop leader, it's just pretty hard to find CRB'd adults able and willing to run sessions so I volunteered to take a session. No doubt its the same for ACF and CCF?
Attending rememberance day is compulsory for ACF in my area; couldn't you make it compulsory this year, or at least nag them so much about it they think it is?
 

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