Their Service - Our Heritage

Does your section know about this opportunity?

It was introduced in 2000 for all members of Scouts Australia, with the intention of raising the level of awareness of the Youth Members about our Veterans, and providing Scout Members with the opportunity to actively participate in the “Their Service – Our Heritage” program.

It is an annual award and is achieved each year, with the year commencing on 25th April. The badge will have a different colour edging each year.

Participate in three activities relevant to “Their Service Our Heritage” – for example:

  • Take part in an ANZAC Day march or ceremony
  • Take part in Remembrance Day
  • Invite a Veteran to you meeting to talk to you
  • Visit a Veterans' Home or the local RSL Sub Branch
  • Maintain you local Memorial
  • Visit a Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

The section Record Books have a page to record your involvement, and the badges can be obtained from the Victorian Scout Centre - the cost of $1.50 includes postage and handling - send a cheque and order to the Victorian Scout Centre.

ANZAC DAY 2013

Veterans and the RSL require our help with ANZAC day events. Our Veterans, especially those who served in WW2 are finding it more difficult each year to complete the march and appreciate our assistance to carry signage. Groups are welcome to contact the local RSL to offer their assistance, advising District at the same time.

Melbourne MARCH - Thurs. 25th April 2013

Volunteers are required to carry signage from the starting point at Federation Square to the Shrine. In addition, we need Rovers and Leaders to help with events at the Shrine. If interested, please contact us with your contact details and how many will attend:

Glenn Webster: 0419 369 748, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ; or Bob Cater: 0402 154 857 (AH), This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

A control point will be established at the corner of Southbank and St. Kilda Road, opposite the Arts Centre

Sign in time is 0800 hrs (8.00am) and 0600 Hrs (6.00am) at the Shrine.

JOEY SCOUTS / CUB SCOUTS are welcome to march they need a Leader or Parent/Guardian to march with them.

FREE public transport is available to and from the City on the day. Full Uniform must be worn to obtain the free transport. With your blue uniform you must wear beige or blue pants and black or brown shoes. Please complete a Permission Form on the day, to save a lot of time checking/signing in.  There will be a ‘sign in sheet’ also at Federation Square and at the Shrine if you do forget the Permission Form.   A ‘participation’ card will be issued to all youth member participants who complete the requirements.