Ways to mark Remembrance
Try our new unit meeting activities and pick up one our special Remembrance products, all created with The Royal British Legion
Remember with your unit
This November, mark Remembrance with our new unit meeting activities created with The Royal British Legion. Remembrance can mean different things to different people. The activities are a great way to explore what it means to your unit – from the poppy fields of the First World War, to stories of women working in the resistance during the second. Think too about those who protect and support us today, from police officers to supermarket workers.
There’s a different activity for each section and they’re all free to download. The activities combine craft and creativity with stories and thoughts to help girls to reflect:
- Rainbows – Poppy Fields activity (pdf) and Rainbows Remembrance stories (pdf)
- Brownies – Stones of Remembrance activity (pdf) and Brownies Remembrance stories (pdf)
- Guides – Poppy pinwheel activity (pdf), Poppy pinwheel template (pdf) and Guides Remembrance stories (pdf)
- Rangers – A wreath to remember activity (pdf) and Rangers Remembrance stories (pdf)
Remembrance Day is traditionally marked on 11 November (or the nearest Sunday) and is an opportunity to remember those who have died in the line of duty. Taking part is a personal choice.
This year, things inevitably look a little different for how guiding members would usually celebrate and take part in Remembrance and Remembrance Sunday events.
If you do decide to attend a Remembrance event in person as a guiding member or would like to take young members, you will need to complete either the indoor or outdoor meeting risk assessment, depending on the event, and make sure you are following local and government restrictions.
Our new Remembrance range featuring ‘golondrinas’
We’ve once again teamed up with The Royal British Legion to develop a range of Girlguiding and Remembrance Poppy products.
This year our range features golondrinas - or swallows. ‘Golondrina’ was a name given to Guides who arrived as refugees from Europe during the Second World War. The name was coined in the hope that these girls, much like the birds who visit in the summer before travelling back to Europe, would also be able to fly home to freedom.
The Royal British Legion
We’ve teamed up with the Royal British Legion to help mark Remembrance Day. The Royal British Legion is a charity which provides care and support to the Armed Forces community past and present, and their families. The charity is well known for the annual Poppy Appeal and its red poppy emblem. Their aims are to make sure the memories of those who have sacrificed live on through the generations and to help the British Armed Forces, veterans and their families have a more hopeful future.