In 2018, the Scouts teamed up with The Royal British Legion to show support for the Armed Forces community by launching the first official collaborative range including a co-branded woggle, neckerchief, pin badge and woven badge. The collection was launched late last year to coincide with the centenary of the First World War.
As Britain entered the First World War on 4 August 1914, Robert Baden-Powell – founder of the Scout Movement – volunteered Scouts to support the war effort. The skills learned through Scouting proved very useful in carrying out a range of jobs, including working on farms, delivering messages, watching coastlines, fetching hospital supplies, and guarding railway lines.
Since the Scouts were founded in 1910, local Scout groups have taken part in the various volunteering roles within their local communities to support the Legion, including supporting the Poppy Appeal. This partnership will see many collaborative opportunities for the Scouts and the Legion to work together to raise vital funds and awareness for the Armed Forces community.
This year, the Scouts and The Royal British Legion product range has been extended including the launch of the Scouts Remembrance uniform badge. There will be some activities about Remembrance Sunday and the importance of celebrating it to support and engage young people in Scouting.
We are excited to enter our third year in partnership with the Scouts. The product range has been refreshed to mark Remembrance 2020 and includes a uniform badge, drawcord bag and window sticker.
All profits raised are split equally between the Scouts and The Royal British Legion. Despite the pandemic and social distancing regulations, the Scouts are supporting the Legion more than ever and this November and we will launch a collaborative engagement programme for the Scouts to take part in during Remembrance.
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