Welcome to the central location for information on ANZAC Day 2018 in relation to the Scouts Australia (Victoria) involvement with the Melbourne City/ANZAC Day Commemoration Council parade.
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Please feel free to contact the team (using the contact form) for any questions you may have that are not answered here.
Over the last few weeks we have received a number of changes for this years event, and we can confirm that the major changes made over the last few years by the ADCC (ANZAC Day Commemoration Council) have been reversed. This means a significant increase in opportunities for service to Veterans with the reintroduction of the white Unit signs, and increased banner counts, along with our usual range of roles. This year we are also after photographers for the Scouts Victoria social media streams.
So before any questions are asked again - Yes; the White Unit signs are returning and there will be plenty of opportunities on the day for you to participate in the event.
The veterans appreciate the assistance we have provided over the years, check out this site to see how you can assist on the day.
Registration is now LIVE on the website, and can be acces via a desktop or mobile device. ALL MEMBERS who will be attending must be pre-registered, as we will only have limited resources to register you on the day. You only need to register once, and only for the Melbourne CBD event - this is not for local or regional ANZAC Day events. Bulk registrations have now closed.
This year we have had a special request for youth members from Scouts, Guides and Cadets who carry the WW1 banners to participate in the Commemorative Service which follows the march. These banners will be formed up on the steps of the Shrine, so as to display them to all assembled as part of the final Centenary of ANZAC celebrations.
The Counting Team's duties are to ensure an accurate count of all participants including Veterans and Decendants to aid with planning for the 2019 event. A total of 4 Venturers/Rovers/Leaders have been requested to assist with this task and are located in a tent on the lower forecourt of the Shrine of Remembrance.
At the end of the March, all Scouts/Guides will march as a combined body. This is open to all members as a way of thanks from the RSL for your assistance on the day. Any member in a role on the day must however remain in that position until the combined body has past your point.
All Scouts, Guides and Cadets in uniform on the day receive free public transport to and from the event. Members are reminded they must be at Federation Square by 8am, and to plan for the appropriate train/tram/bus service.
For live transport and timetable updates, visit https://www.ptv.vic.gov.au/
The weather for the day is tipped to be 22C with light showers in the later afternoon. We would like to remind everyone of the uniform requirements as noted on the website need to be observed. Uniforms will be checked prior to begining your participation within the march.
Anyone with questions or needing clarification are requested to contact the admin team ASAP.
This years badge is the standard design with the Blue border. These can be ordered through the Scout Shop online. Please remember to ensure the standards are met - 2x activities for Joeys and Cubs, 3x for all other sections. The Dawn Service is counted as a separate event from the main Commemorative March, followed by the Commemorative Service.
An update from Victoria Police has informed us that no individual will be permitted to enter the march with a backpack, and those who do will be removed. Groups are reminded that bags will need to have a Parent/s to hold their bags at all times. The Administration team are not able to undertake this for you as they have other duties on the day.
Unattended bags in public spaces cause angst and concern, especially within the current climate. Please understand that this is not a negotiable option for groups.