ANZAC Vigil and Dawn Service

The vigil is one of the longest lasting scout traditions in Western Australia, and is the source of immense pride and dedication for all Rover Scout members. Since 1933 Rover Scouts have dutifully maintained their ANZAC Eve Vigil around the State War Memorial in Kings Park. The vigil sees teams of five or six Rovers maintain half hour shifts to guard the memorial from sundown on ANZAC eve till the start of the dawn service. This allows over 120 rovers to be involved overnight, and many stay on to form an honour guard during the King's Park dawn service itself. This event is a time for us to honour and pay our respects to those people who have fought for our country and for other countries.

 

 

 

* Photos courtesy of Rebecca Morse*