The 1st Lennoxville Cubs visited the Army Navy Air Force military museum in Lennoxville, in our preparations for Remembrance Day.
The Cubs were fascinated by the collection of uniforms, medals, old weapons, helmets, mess kits, and diaries written by soldiers during war times.
The Cubs had a chance to experience how heavy the soldiers’ equipment must have been back in the day, by trying on a coat and a helmet used during the World Wars.
We also had a glimpse into the life of prisoners of war, via a display of an exchange of letters between captured soldiers and their families.
An early helicopter propeller made out of wood attracted the Cubs’ attention, and so did an old signalling device used for Morse code on battleships.
We finished the tour by reading the book ‘The Eleventh Hour’ – a story of two friends going to fight in Europe during World War 1.
It was a fascinating visit which we will remember for a long time.
Yours in Scouting,
Didi Gorman, 1st Lennoxville Scouts