ANZAC Day 2021 is fast approaching, and whilst we cannot be certain as to what this may look like in the current circumstances, now is the time to start doing your research and preparing for this day.
As ANZAC Day rolls around each year, we commonly find ourselves asking, “What can Scouts do, and not do, at commemoration activities?” Here are some common questions that have been collated for you to consider in preparation.
Firstly, Scouting attendance and participation at commemorative activities must be guided by your state or local Returned Services League (RSL). Many community members participated in the Driveway at Dawn commemorations last year, but at the time of writing, we do not know if this will occur as a nationwide movement once again in 2021.
What we do know is that each local RSL are preparing their plans for their commemoration activities, be that Dawn Services, Marches, Gunfire Breakfasts, or laying of the wreaths, so if you are uncertain about what to do, check with your Scout Group and check with your local RSL.
What is important is this is about commemoration and rituals are reserved for those currently serving military personnel. For further guidance, refer to this advice by the Australian Government Department of Defence.