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    Founded 1909
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2014 Remembrance Sunday – A Very Special Year.

2014 marked 100 years since the First World War started, and 70 years since D Day, so this year’s Remembrance Sunday was particularly important.

Over 20 members of 1st Bagshot Scout Group sold poppies on behalf of the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal in Bagshot town centre on Saturday 8th November. Making a positive impact in our communities and preparing young people to be active citizens are important aspects of Scouting. Many people in Bagshot have close links to the armed services due to the close l022v2ocation of many military establishments, and people were incredibly generous.

Thanks to the Co-operative, the Village Café and the Post Office for allowing us to collect outside their premises. Extra thanks to the Village Café for the hot drinks and the Post Office for the sweets that kept the younger and older members going !

On Sunday 9th November, Remembrance Sunday, over sixty Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Explorers, from 1st Bagshot Scouts, joined their families, the Guides and congregation at a packed St Anne’s church for a service of remembrance.

Photos of the ceremony have been compiled and can be seen on the website in a short film.  Thank you to Richard Rankin for putting this together

The new minister Rev Andreas Sistig led the service starting the sermon with a quote from JR Tolkein and ending with a message that he hoped that the children ‘found meaning and purpose in your lives’ and that the Scouts Association helped with this.

The most moving part of the service was at 11am outside the church by the War Memorial. Edward (Eddie) Dowding, a World War II veteran from Bagshot, read a list of 42 names of those people who were killed during First and Second World Wars. Eddie said ‘It gets harder every year, particularly when I come to the five school friends who died while serving as aircraft gunners’.

When asked what he thought about when the names were being read out, Alfie Rankin (Cub age 10), said he ‘hoped that that people would talk more and there not be any more wars’.

It was a moving day but there were also many smiles and Eddie enjoyed speaking with the children.  All in all a special day that marked a special year.

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