ANZAC Day 2023

19 April 20230

We are delighted once again to have been invited by our friends at Kingsgrove RSL to join them on ANZAC Day, to march through the streets of Kingsgrove and attend their memorial service and lay wreaths at the Cenotaph. A core part of being a Scout, is community service, and part of this is participating in community events such as ANZAC Day and Remembrance Day commemoration marches and services.

A young Joey scout wearing medals on ANZAC Day.
Sean as a Joey, wearing full uniform at an ANZAC Day service along with his Great-Grandfather’s and Grandfather’s medals.

Permission forms have been sent out via Operoo, all youth members need a signed slip in order to attend – let us know if you need us to send you a manual one to print out and bring on the day.

Details are as follows:

  • Time: 6:45am
  • Meeting: Shaw St. carpark near Kingsgrove station, opposite Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church and the Kingsgrove Hotel. There is ample street parking here and further up Shaw St.
  • Wear: FULL uniform, which consists of uniform shirt and 4th Kingsgrove scarf (preferably ironed and neatly rolled), beige or stone coloured shorts or pants (we recommend pants as it will be cool in the morning), and black shoes (black school shoes neatly polished or black sneakers where possible). Hair should be neatly brushed/combed and tied back if you wish. If you wish to wear a jacket, navy blue would be preferred.
  • Parents, Carers and siblings: You are welcome to join us by watching the veterans and community groups march, then head to the grounds outside Kingsgrove RSL, adjacent to the Cenotaph, and attend the service. Note that the Scouts and Guides have designated spots, you will need to sit with the general public until after the service has concluded. You are then welcome to join us for breakfast, to be served by the RSL Auxiliary – scouts, guides and their families have breakfast in the marquee adjacent to the RSL. We will wait until parade has been formally dismissed and other patrons have entered the RSL.

We wear formal or full uniform as a mark of respect to the fallen and the veterans we are marching with, bold colours and boardshorts are not appropriate on this day. Be proud to be a Scout and a member of 4th Kingsgrove.

In case of rain, we will still be marching and the service will be held in the Kingsgrove RSL carpark – this happened last year, in 2022.

Their Service, Our Heritage

Attendance at the ANZAC Day march and service will go towards the Scouts (and Leaders), earning this year’s ‘Their service, our heritage badge’.

This badge is annually achieved, with each new 12 month period commencing on Anzac Day on 25th April and the badge has different colouring each year. This badge is only to be worn during the year in which it was presented (up to April 24 of the following year) and is to be worn on the bottom of the right sleeve.

The requirements for this badge are to participate in three activities relevant to “Their Service – Our Heritage”, such as:

  • Take part in an ANZAC day march or ceremony
  • Take part in Remembrance Day
  • Invite a Veteran to your meeting to talk to you
  • Visit a Veterans home or the local RSL
  • Maintain your local memorial
  • Visit a tomb of the Unknown Soldier




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