Silver End Scouts started their ‘Remembrance Weekend’ by stepping back in time on Friday night. ‘Edna’ visited them from the 1940’s brought with her articles from her Kitchen. This included the limited rations for them to see what they had to survive on as well as books and magazine on how to ‘make do and mend’ and knitted swimming costumes. They also go the opportunity to make and taste ‘Mock Banana’, from mashed Parsnips, sugar and flavourings.
The following day they were joined by the Beaver Scouts and Cub Scouts on a group visit to RAF Hendon. They got to see the aircraft that helped to secure our freedom, to sit in various aircraft and learn about flight.
Sunday saw two Military Vehicles lead the parade of over 100 young people to the memorial and service in the Village Hall. This years service focused on the 65th Anniversary of D-Day and one individual in particular. A multimedia presentation told the story of Jack Banks, who was a 16 year old casualty of war – the same age as some of the Explorer Scouts and Young Leaders.