In 2021 we marked 100 years since the nation’s collective Remembrance traditions were first bought together across the South East Scotland Scouts region. Below are two stories from the 1st Musselburgh Scout Group in the East Lothian Scouts District and the 30th Craigalmond (Davidson’s Mains) Scout Group in the Craigalmond District. Well done to everyone from the Borders to Edinburgh – our volunteer leaders and Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Explorers and Network (all our young people) from across the region – for all your contributions to help remember and mark Remembrance Day 2021. 

30th Craigalmond (Davidson’s Mains) Scout Group 

Beavers, Cubs and Scouts in Davidson’s Mains Scout Group, together with other local Brownie, Guide and Church groups, made over 250 poppies which were then displayed at a memorial on Main Street, Davidson’s Mains. Below are some photos to show the poppy making and the finished display. The Scout section were completing their Patrol Camping Competition that weekend. At camp, we held our own Service of Remembrance where our Patrol Leaders shared their thoughts on the importance of remembering, read some poems and laid a wreath at our flagpole.

1st Musselburgh Scout Group

The Service was at Inveresk Church with a wreath laying Service at the War Memorial in front of the church.  This was attended by Beavers, Cubs and Scouts. The Scouts carried both flags representing 1st Musselburgh Group.