Scouts’ colours on parade at Remembrance Day service after flag restoration

November 29 2015

CHIPPING Sodbury Scouts proudly paraded the group’s colours at the town’s recent Remembrance Day parade after restoring their original flag.

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CHIPPING Sodbury Scouts proudly paraded the group’s colours at the town’s recent Remembrance Day parade after restoring their original flag.

A donation from the Chipping Sodbury Town Lands Charity meant the work could be carried out as part of the organisation’s centenary celebrations last year.

The group, founded in 1914 by Olivia Burges of The Ridge, ensured it had a big turnout for the remembrance event to show its appreciation of the scout movement’s involvement in both world wars. 

Group scout leader Nick Cook said the group was active in the wars collecting metal for arms, raising money with the Burges family and providing a messenger service to the police and armed services.

The Burges family were acquaintances of scout founder Lord Baden-Powell and a year after the Chipping Sodbury scouts were established, a pilot branch of cub scouts was also set up.