On Tuesday 24th April, the boys and girls from Bibra Lake Scout Group, Atwell Scout Group and Willagee Kardinya Scout Group participated in the overnight vigil at Hamilton Hill Memorial Hall to stand guard and protect the war memorial for the dawn service. From 6 year old Joey Scout through to Venturers they all took turns and participated in the vigil. Our Bibra Lake Rovers were participating in the overnight vigil at Kings Park.
Opening parade we invested 2 new leaders (Kookaburra for Joey Section and Chikai for Cub Section).
In between vigil shifts, playing games, learning knots, sewing badges and making paracord bracelets. Supper of soup, milo and biscuits. Joeys and Cubs went to bed at 10pm and Scouts, Venturer and some leaders went to sleep on shifts.
4am wake up and packing up of bedding and setting up chairs ready for the dawn service. Dawn service was very chilly and the wreath was laid by a Joey, Cub, Scout and Venturer from our group.
After the dawn service, we walked to the park where we had a yummy breakfast made by our parent helpers. Pancakes, bacon and fruit and juice boxes. We had a few games of two up and played around the park until it was time to go to the RSL for the march.
From the RSL we marched to the service at the Hamilton Hill Memorial Hall.
The scouts marched from the RSL on Fredrick Street to the Memorial Hall for the service. Our scouts laid a wreath at the service
Following the service the scouts helped pack up and the Joeys and Cubs walked back to the RSL for a sausage sizzle and a drink (which was cooked by our amazing parent helpers). We were joined by the Scouts, Venturers and Rovers once they finished packing up the chairs from the service.
It was a great honour to be a part of the Anzac Day services and all the leaders are very proud of all the scouts and the respect displayed by each and every boy and girl. Our Anzac Day service to the RSL is always very rewarding and exhausting but it is our honour to assist by providing the overnight vigil, laying wreaths, setting up, packing up, and our parents cooking the sausages/onions for the RSL lunch.
LEST WE FORGET