The Boer War Day Service commemorates the 23,000 Australians that served. The Association is keen to encourage young people to participate in the short march and service at the Eternal Flame.
The genesis of the Scouting and Guiding movement goes back to the siege of Mafeking during the Boer War. The theme for this year’s service is the Fathers of the ANZACs, and the signing of the peace treaty.
When: 12.00 pm Sunday 27 May
Where: Shrine of Remembrance, Melbourne
Who: Interested Guide Units and their Leaders
The march will commence at the lower end of the Shrine Forecourt at 12.00 pm. Please arrive early to register. The march will be led by the Creswick Light Horse, followed by the Rat of Tobruk Pipes and Drums, the Australian Great War Association group in Boer War uniforms, Banners, and Flags.
A certificate will be awarded to every Guide in uniform. A special framed certificate will be awarded to Units with 6+ girls or Leaders in attendance. You will be required to give all names and group contact details to an Official at the registration tent at the lower end of the Shrine Forecourt before the march. The Honerable Michael and Wendy Baden-Powell will also be attending.
In the past Scouts and Guides have helped with minor jobs on the day, and their assistance may be required this year. Family medals can be worn. Light refreshments will be provided after the service.
For more details, call Peter Wilmot on 9764 0314.