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On Remembrance Sunday 2018  Scouts of all ages met to show their respect to the fallen soldiers and animals from previous conflicts, and to commemorate the 100 year anniversary of the ending of World War 1.

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Members from the 11th Torbay (Barton) Sea Scouts, together with Beavers, Cubs Scouts and Explorers from the 10th (Babbacombe) and 14th Torbay (St Pauls, Preston) joined with the Royal British Legion and members from other youth based uniformed organisations to Parade on Torquay Seafront to take part in the annual Parade at the Cenotaph in Princess Gardens, Torquay.

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Beavers, Cubs and Scouts from 1st Marldon joined the congregation at St John the Baptist church, Marldon to attend the service of Remembrance. Members of the group took an active part in the Service from reading prayers to assisting with collection and communion. Wreaths were laid by the beavers in the church to remember the fallen soldiers from both World Wars and those that have died in conflict since the second World War.

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1st Stoke Gabriel Scouts paraded with Beavers, Cubs & Scouts to Stoke Gabriel Parish Church. They participated in the Remembrance Service, and laid wreaths at Stoke Gabriel’s War Memorial. 

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On the afternoon of Remembrance Day the 15th Torbay (Belgrave) Scout Group paraded at Torre Churchyard for a service of Remembrance for those from Torquay who gave their lives in conflict.
In the churchyard there are many crosses carrying the names of Torquay men who have no known grave or who were buried at sea or in a foreign land.
Each year at this time they meet, with other uniformed organisations for a simple service, which includes the Last Post and a two minute silence.

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In Paignton, members from the 6th Torbay (Britannia) Sea Scouts joined with other uniformed organisations at the Service of Remembrance at Paignton Parish Church and paraded into Palace Avenue. Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Explorers helped to carry candles to be laid at the War Memorial. There were 224 candles in total each signifies Paignton Soldiers from World War 1

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Beavers, Cubs and Scouts from the 3rd Torbay (Shiphay) took part in  the service of Remembrance at St John the Baptist church, Shiphay.

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Scouts from the 3rd Totnes paraded in the town and took part in the service of Remembrance.

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Paul Bailiss, District Commissioner for Torbay Scouts said

“On this Sundays Remembrance parade I was very pleased to see approximately 300 Scouters from all around the Torbay district, I felt proud to see so many young people giving their time, to give their respects to fallen personnel and animals from previous conflicts, also to commemorate the 100 year anniversary of the ending of World War I.

Our young people within Scouting were smartly presented in uniform, well behaved and knowledgeable about why they were there. “

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.


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