Saturday, November 12, 2011

Special Event: Remembrance Day

Lining up to parade in; Placing the District wreath; Remembrance Day Tableau

On Friday, our District took part in our community Remembrance Day ceremony. This was the first year we've had a service in our community and the whole thing was spearheaded by a fabulous Scouter who did an amazing job organizing everything.

The weather didn't cooperate, unfortunately. The ceremony was supposed to be outside on the ballfield behind the Community Hall, but 100 mm of rain and 50 km/hr winds  forced us to move inside, which really wasn't suited for everyone who showed up! We had over 100 Girl Guide members, Scouts were probably equivalent, plus the Cadet regiment and band and all of the parents and members of the community.

All of the youth did really well through the whole thing, especially during the two minutes of silence. The ceremony was beautiful, and Scouter Jim did a great job, keeping things moving. It was so moving when the whole place sang O Canada and God Save the Queen.

You in Guiding: Be Involved in Your Community (YiG4)
Beyond You: Discover Your Community (BY1)
And I always tell the girls that there is very little that we do that doesn't relate to programming in some way. Participating in the ceremony is an activity of our choice that helps us be involved in the community (YiG4#6) and as a Unit, we participated in a community event (BY1#3).

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