The Scouts

The Scouts are announcing a three year partnership with The Royal British Legion this September. The launch takes place during Gilwell Reunion at Gilwell Park, the home of Scouting. 

The movement has a proud history dedicated to helping young people develop life skills and contribute positively to society. As such, the Scouts played a vital supporting role during the First World War.

On the 4th August 1914, the Government of Great Britain declared war on the Central Powers, Germany and the Austo-Hungarian Empire. As a wave of patriotism swept Britain, Scouts came forward in very large numbers to answer the call from the Founder to 'do their bit' for the war effort.

Scouts throughout the country used their skills to take on a variety of duties and more than proved their worth. From guarding vital installations to the provision of ambulances at the Front, Scouts became even more visible than ever before.

Scouts marked the Thank You movement by wearing special commemorative poppy badges and scarves during 2018.

To buy your own commemorative poppy badges and scarves please visit:

Contact us

If you would like to write to us, our postal address is:
Thank You Team, Remembrance Department
199 Borough High Street
London SE1 1AA

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