All members who wish to attend must be registered on this site via the menu link above. This enables us to ensure the overall safety of all members should a major incident occur, and allows us to follow up after the event. Group registration has now closed.
We are aware of a bit of confusion regarding start times for the main Commemorative March. This year, the RSL have decided to being the March at 8.30am - 30 minutes earlier than before. This will impact those who are attending the Dawn Service and wish to make their way to Fed Square for allocation to the march. We encourage members to not delay making their way into the CBD from outer suburbs.
A break down of the important times are:
7.00am Scout Marshals (Sword Teams, Observation and Pedestrian Control) Briefing - 10 minutes
7.45am Scout Marshals in place/First dispersal of Scouts/Guides/Cadets to unit bodies for banners/signs
7.50am Scout Marshals (Shrine and Transport) briefing at Band Drinks Tent (10 minutes)
8.00am Disabled Veterans/RACV Vehicles depart Flinders St
8.30am Commemorative March departs from the CBD
12.00pm Last units expected to depart the CBD
All banners and sign carriers are assigned on a first come, first served basis. Leaders are required to accompany their youth members to ensure they are gathered at the end of the event route and transferred to busses to return to Fed Square for their next run.
Free water will be available at the conclusion of the route event located near the Red Cross tent. Stocks of ANZAC biscuits will be available in the same location. A water run for Scout Marshals will occuring around 10.30am.
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 7.30am ahed of the first allocations, and to plan for the appropriate train/tram/bus service.
For live transport and timetable updates, visit https://www.ptv.vic.gov.au/
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 by an appointed Leader - neatness and presentation is important.
Anyone with questions or needing clarification are requested to contact the admin team ASAP.
As in line with last year, we have been requested for youth members from Scouts, Guides and Cadets that will carry the WW1 banners towards the end of the Commemorative March, to also participate in the Commemorative Service which follows. 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. Parents and/or Leaders are asked to remain behind at the Shrine with their Youth members. They will complete their duties in approximately 40 minutes of the start of the commemorative service.
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 passed your point.
Any individual who enters the march route with a backpack will be removed by Victoria Police. All bags are to be monitored and held by a Parent or Leader AWAY from the event HQ, and are not to be left unattended. All Scout Marshals will have access to plastic containers to place your bags/jackets/etc into and will be locked away for the duration of the event.
Any unidentified bags will be handed over to Victoria Police immediately in the interests of public safety. Clothing items will be returned to Scouts Victoria HQ no later than Monday 29th of January for your collection.