Every explorer scout, young leader and leader will attend a Remembrance Sunday service across the country.

The Grenoside Scouts and Guides will be going to St Mark’s Church to pay their respects to those who lost their lives to fight for our future.

The parade will then begin at the church and they will make their way to the war memorial on Norfolk Hill.

The Remembrance Day Parade in 2019

Chris Levesley, Grenoside’s Deputy Group Scout Leader, said: “It is so important to remember what happened and to try and prevent it from ever happening again.

“It shouldn’t be glorified, it is for us to remember those that died whilst serving our country.”

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, 60 members will be allowed inside the church, which is half the amount than in previous years, and everyone else will congregate outside.

Scouts and Guides have been invited to Remembrance Day services since the very first one back in 1921.

The service performed by the Scouts during the air raids and the Blitz on London showed courage and application of the words of the Scout Promise and Law.

In many cases, older Scouts took over from leaders who had joined up or been killed in order to keep troops together.

Attendees were informed: “The Scouts uniform made them instantly recognisable as individuals who could be trusted to give directions or provide a focus in a crisis, such as an air raid.

“So, on the eleventh day of the eleventh month every year, Scouts march at the tail of the procession of veterans, alongside Guides and members of the Boys Brigade.”