It was absolutely fantastic and truly positive thing to see our groups out in force in all four corners of Mersey Weaver this weekend paying their respects on Remembrance Sunday.
In 1928, Baden Powell summarised why it is important for us, as Scouts, to observe Remembrance Day with a shared moment of silence.
‘When we observe the silence, what shall we ask of ourselves in those solemn moments of thought? Could it not be to think out and resolve that in our turn we shall see with a new outlook and henceforth do, each of us, our bit to bring about peace and goodwill in world affairs? In the Scout Movement we are trying to do our little bit in this direction, by bringing together in friendship and under common ideals the future generation of every country in the world’.
He was talking about what people could think about during the two minute silence and said that people could reflect on how they could play their part in bringing about peace. In Scouts, people do their bit to get this started by building a worldwide movement that shares the same values.