Their Service, Our Heritage – 2024

2 April 20240

Often referred to as the ‘ANZAC badge’ by our 4th Kingsgrove Scout members, the ‘Their Service, Our Heritage’ badge is an annual achievement badge earned by participation in activities to learn and commemorate those involved in World War 1, and other conflicts.

The badge is a red poppy and each year sees a different background or border being used. The badge should be worn only during the year in which it was presented (up to April 24 of the following year) and is to be worn on the right sleeve as a Additional Award badge. The award for 2024 is an olive green background, akin to the common army green, with a white background.

In order to earn this achievement badge, youth members and Leaders alike, must participate in a minimum of 3 activities with their Scout group or unit. This year, we are tracking all member’s of 4th Kingsgrove, and some of the activities that we are undertaking are as follows:

  • Sunday, 7 April: Kokoda Track Memorial Walkway. This will be a group outing to Rhodes, E1 forms have been sent and are due back by Friday, 5 April.
  • Thursday, 25 April: Martin Place Dawn Service. The Venturers will be attending the Dawn Service at Martin Place, before returning to join the rest of the Group for the march and service at Kingsgrove.
  • Thursday, 25 April: ANZAC Day March and Service. We march annually with Kingsgrove RSL, alongside veterans and other community groups and then attend the service with the RSL and members of the public.

Various units will also be enjoying talks from veterans and serving members of the Australian Defence Forces over the coming weeks, and participating in additional activities as organised by their unit leaders.

When your youth member achieves the badge, it will be presented and is to be worn on the right sleeve, above the ‘Introduction to Section’ badges, where the Additional Awards such as camper nights and walkabout badges go – download our handy badge placement guide for assistance.

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