12TH ASHTON SCOUTS BACK ON PARADE

12TH ASHTON SCOUTS BACK ON PARADE

The reformed 12th Ashton Scouts returned to the Remembrance parade at Waterloo after being in no-man’s land for four years waiting for their new HQ.

Over 25 Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Leaders from the new Scout group attended the parade and service at the Waterloo Memorial on Oldham Road in Ashton at 2.30pm.

The Beavers, cubs and Scouts had previously learned about the meaning of Remembrance of the people who had died in the world wars and in the still ongoing conflicts throughout the world, they also made their own poppies and wreaths to lay down at the Cenotaphs.

Amanda Spencer a new Beaver Leader at 12th Ashton, said, “It was our first Remembrance parade and nearly all our new members turned up to take part with their homemade poppies.”

Beavers, Cubs and Scouts from 6th Ashton Scouts and Broadoak Explorer Scouts also attended the 9.30am Ashton parade, service at Ashton Parish Church plus the service at the Ashton Cenotaph, where they laid their poppies and wreath alongside many other organisations.

Alan Fish from Scouts said, “It was nice to see so many young people in Scouts remembering the fallen in all wars.”

Our young people in Scouts need older people to help them learn life skills, if you are interested contact alan.fish@ntscouts.org.uk 07931765120 or www.gmescouts.org.uk.