All sections of the group joined the local Remembrance Day Parade on Sunday, and attended the subsequent service at First Ballymoney Presbyterian Church.
This parade has grown in recent years and it was good to see all the other youth organisations out on the day. Scouting was represented by both Ballymoney Scout group and 4th Antrim Scouts.
Earlier that day the Scouts and Explorers took the honour of laying the wreath at the cenotaph.
The Remembrance Day Parade will take place on Sunday 09/11/2014. Following are the arrangements for the all sections:
13:45 Meeting at Townhead Street Car Park Dress – Full Uniform (Please bring a coat for wet weather)
13:45 Roll Call, head count and collect permission forms
The parade will go straight down the Main Street, turn left and go to First Ballymoney Presbyterian Church. The church service will last approximately 1 hour. On leaving the church, the parade will turn right, go up to the roundabout, proceed along Queen Street and Church Street. The parade will then dismiss on High Street.
16:45 Collection from High Street
It is important that your child attend this as it will complete their Promise Challenge Badge requirements. Please can you ensure that everyone attend. We will need parent helpers to walk alongside the Parade, you do not have to attend the church service but will be needed for the return Parade, you will probably want to be there to watch your child Parade and take some photographs anyway.
Ballymoney Scout Group had an impressive turnout this year and took part in Sunday’s Remembrance Day activities. This parade has grown in recent years and it was good to see all the other youth organisations out on the day. Scouting was represented by both Ballymoney Scout group and 4th Antrim Scouts from Scouting Ireland in the town.
David ‘Sheer Khan’ and his Cubs laid a wreath in the morning following on from the Beavers last year, and we were well represented all day.
Jonny, Group Scout Leader, wants to pass on his thanks to all the Leaders, Parents and exec members who helped make it such a good day as well as congratulating all sections on their impeccable representation of the Group. Many local people commented on how well everyone looked and behaved, including the Beavers, who were amongst the youngest members of the parade and did the whole long walk without complaint.
Just a reminder for all our members of the arrangements for our attendance at the Remembrance Day service:
All sections are to meet at the Townhead street car park at 1:30pm, for the parade starting at 2:15pm sharp. The service will take place in First Ballymoney Presbyterian church. We expect to be back in the car park for 4:00 / 4:30 pm.
Everyone should be in full uniform, including black shoes. Please bring a waterproof if the weather is wet.
Members of the Cubs section are to be involved in laying the wreath at the War memorial at 10:30am.
If anyone has any queries please contact your section leader.
All sections of the group joined the local Remembrance Day Parade last Sunday, and attended the subsequent service at 1st Ballymoney Presbyterian Church.
Earlier that day a small delegation from the group were present at the wreath laying ceremony, with the Beavers taking the honour of laying the wreath at the cenotaph.