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There but not there…

To mark the centenary of armistice day, Norfolk Scouts have paired with “Remembered” – a charity that aims to Commemorate, Educate and Heal all impacted as a result of conflicts around the world.

In this partnership, Norfolk Scouts are hosting 10 “There but not there Tommies” at our HQ within the grounds of Eaton Vale Activity Centre.

The free interactive installation is designed to allow Scouts and Guides from across Norfolk to come and commemorate the fallen. Set in the grounds of Eaton Vale Activity Centre, the “Tommies” represent those lost during WW1 with a scouting connection to Norfolk.

The interactive QR codes installed at each of the “Tommies” allow for follow up activities, videos, links to connected charities and discussion points with groups of Scouts or Guides. Installed in the site’s chapel, leaders are encouraged to read an especially selected poem, to allow for reflection and remembrance.

The site is open every weekday evening in November to allow groups to visit. All you have to do is sign in and out at the book (guarded by Bajestic and one of our Tommies)

If you know of anyone involved in Scouting that was lost as a result of conflict, please get in touch, our team of researchers may be able to find out more information. We would like to connect each of our “Tommy” figures to a real scouter from Norfolk so they can make it home.

If you are intending to visit the There But Not There installation at Eaton Vale, or would like more information, please get in touch.

 

Matt Kitchin
m.kitchin@norfolkscouts.org.uk