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Epping RSL VP Day March - 14th August 2016

posted 18 Jul 2016, 22:01 by Epping Scout Group   [ updated 18 Jul 2016, 22:01 ]
The Epping RSL will be commemorating VP Day with a march on Sunday 14th August 2016.
Meet in Rawson St, outside the Epping RSL at 1:45 pm for a 2:00 start.  Participants will go upstairs to the Grand Ballroom for a 45 minute service.  After this, everyone forms up outside to march up Rawson Street, turn right at the roundabout into Bridge Street then right again into Victoria Street. The march is led by the Golden Kangaroos Marching Band.  There will be a wreath laying ceremony at the Cenotaph where participants may also lay the poppies given to them earlier at the service.  Everyone will then march back to the RSL where they will provide afternoon tea.  Parents can pick up their children from the Ballroom from around 3:30 onwards.  Traffic in the streets is normally stopped by the police to ensure the safety of those marching.  
Parents are welcome to attend the service and the wreath laying ceremony and also follow alongside the march.  They can also join in with the afternoon tea.
Due to the age (both young and quite old) of some of those marching, consideration is always given to the weather.  If rain is imminent, the outdoor component of the activity might be held indoors instead.


As we are on show to the public and representing the Scout Movement, particular attention must be placed on appearance.  Wear your section shirt, scarf and woggle.  Jeans are not considered as part of the uniform and should not be worn. For Joeys, wear grey school trousers.  For Cubs and older, the current style is the Snowgum zip-off pants in stone colour or similar or school trousers.  Shoes should be black or brown (no runners please).

A Permission Note is attached and this is to be completed for each person participating in the activity.

Participation in this event will go towards achieving this annual badge.  It is awarded to Joeys for attending 1 of these events, to Cubs for attending 2 of these events and Scouts, Venturers and Rovers for attending 3 events.  Participation in other Military activities/events will also go toward this badge.

Epping Cubs,
29 Jul 2016, 08:09