Working with Ivybridge Branch of The Royal British Legion
This year as in previous years
Cubs -Poppy selling at Tesco Lee Mill on Saturday 8th November 2014
Scouts – Bag packing and Poppy selling at Endsleigh Garden Centre, Ivybridge on Saturday 8th November 2014.
All Sections Scouts/Cubs/Beavers and Leaders attending the Remembrance Parade in Ivybridge and laying wreaths on behalf of the Scout Group on Sunday 9th November 2014.
Both Cub Packs coming together on Tuesday 11th November for a Remembrance evening to which members of The Ivybridge Branch of The Royal British Legion were invited. The Cubs also laid a wreath at the War Memorial during the evening
Additionally the Scout Group has now been affiliated with the Ivybridge Branch of the Royal British Legion. Paperwork has been submitted to County although we are currently awaiting the affiliation certificates. (This has now been received and I am arranging with Ivybridge Branch for a presentation evening)
The money raised this year through the collection tins for 1st Ivybridge Scout Group was £1136.01
The buckets that were at Endsleigh for the bag packing brought in additional money.
The Group Scout Leader now attends the monthly meetings of the Ivybridge Branch to offer help from the Group and be fully aware of how the Scout Group can help the Branch.
Why your group should be considered for this Award?
1st Ivybridge Scout Group has actively supported The Royal British Legion for many years and certainly during all my time with the Group (15 years)
This involvement has grown and has even involved representatives being invited to attend the Plymouth Branches Service of Remembrance at the Plymouth Pavilions to acknowledge our contribution and support.
As a Scout Group we feel it is important to ensure we involve the young people in the community and make them aware of the contributions and sacrifices that others have made.
The scouting presence at the Remembrance Parade also includes their families and this has supported a Town and community wide event that has increased the awareness of the fantastic work undertaken by The Royal British Legion.
The support of 1st Ivybridge Scout Group has not just started this year but has been an ongoing and a regular occurrence which is remembered by many as they return year on year from the young Beaver (6 yrs) to some of the service members who are ex members of the Group.