ANZAC Day March & Service

Sunday 25 April 2021

Members from our Group including Joey, Cub, Scout and Leaders attended the 2021 ANZAC Day March and Service held in the Bald Hills Village. Organised by the Geebung Zillmere Bald Hills Aspley RSL Sub Branch, those participating in the March assembled at John Stewart Memorial Park.

The March finished at the Memorial Hall, where a Service was held. Thomas and Sebastian from our Joey Unit provided a wonderful reading of Resolution No. 3 in front of a large assembly of participants and spectators. Victoria laid a wreath that the Cubs had made at the foot of the memorial stone.

Following the service, youth members and leaders from our Cub and Scout Units travelled by train to ANZAC Square in the Brisbane CBD. After having lunch, we viewed the statues and wreaths, learning about some of the conflicts that Australian veterans have served in.

We visited the Shrine of Remembrance, where Toby laid a wreath on behalf of our Group that the Cubs had made especially for the day. Following the wreath laying, we toured the Galleries beneath the Memorial, where our youth members were enthralled by the incredible interactive screens have been put together to provide facts and display stories from Australia's conflicts. It was certainly a task to move the youth members along.

Surrounding the edges of ANZAC Square are bronze panels with names of Queensland suburbs and towns where service personnel were recruited from. The youth members enjoyed finding where Bald Hills was located. Following our visit to ANZAC Square, we had a tour of the MacArthur Museum located in the MacArthur Chambers on Edward Street. Here we learnt fascinating facts of the role that Brisbane played during the Second World War. The volunteer guides were very knowledgeable and are to be commended on their professionalism and warmth that they showed to our group.