“Lest we forget” — introducing the Scouting Memorial Project

08 Memorial Badge - cloth

The Scouting Memorial Project is a national campaign run by Scouting volunteers designed to raise awareness of “Remembrance”.

It aims to raise funds to build and maintain a Scouting memorial at the National Memorial Arboretum to remember those members of the Association who have given service to Scouting and their communities, with a special remembrance for those who have suffered through conflict.

The goals are to not only create a focus for national Scouting remembrance but also to increase the education and awareness of our young people to the concept of remembrance by recognising the service and sacrifices made by others on our behalf. With ongoing conflicts this recognition is just as relevant today as it has ever been.

Can I wear the cloth badge on my uniform? 

Our Acting County Commissioner, Matt Mills, has authorised the cloth badge (illustrated above) for wear on uniform. It should be placed at the top on the left hand side of the chest above all other badges. On uniform charts this is described as ‘an occasional badge’.

Further information

Further information, methods of donating and how you can get your own cloth and pin Memorial badges is available by visiting the project’s website www.tsmp.org.uk.


Irish, formerly known as Michael, a student with The Open University, living in Dublin with his husband Andrew and their three cats. Also interested in first aid, heraldry, Scouting, and occasionally to be found at the organ or in a bell tower.

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The Scouting Memorial Project is fundraising to build and maintain a Scouting memorial at the National Memorial Arboretum. Help us remember the service given by all members, especially those who have suffered through conflict. Find out more about the initiative and ways of giving by visiting www.tsmp.org.uk

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