The 1st Cheam Group traditionally ‘parade’ in full uniform with ‘colours’ and join the Cheam Village community at the War Memorial in Cheam on Remembrance Sunday. This is an opportunity for our young people to engage with others in remembering the extreme sacrifice of others. Our members then attend the service at St Dunstan’s church.
Unfortunately, this year, due to the Covid 19 restrictions we will not be able to parade as a Group. However, a uniformed representative of the Group will attend with the limited numbers permitted at the remembrance service this year and the Group will lay a wreath at the war memorial, a tradition followed by the Group since our ‘founding’ in 1928.
Dave Hodges, the Group’s Chairman said; ‘It is indeed very disappointing that 1st Cheam will not be able to fulfil our usual role at the Cheam Village act of remembrance this year. We consider our involvement in this important annual event as a key part of the Group’s place within the heart of the Cheam community and a chance for our Beavers, Cubs and Scouts to represent the young people of today. We will however be encouraging all our members to pause to ‘remember’ at the appropriate time and also include remembrance in our section programmes close to 11th November’.