St George Celebrations 2017

24 April 2017

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Over 300 Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Explorers Network and adult volunteers from Harborough District’s Groups and Units held their annual St George’s Day Celebrations in the Sunday sunshine.Sat in hall

It started with a parade led by the Oadby & Wigston and Thurmaston Scout Bands through the ceSt Georges parade infront of churchntre of Market Harborough.

At Welland Park Academy, they listened to some inspirational stories from a King’s Scout, the Reverend John Morley and from the District’s latest Queen’s Scout Hannah Dove. Hannah took centre stage for the morning, not only leading the parade with the Queen’s colours but also a small team of scouts and explorers to devise and present the celebrations.

All the beavers, cubs, scouts and explorers who have gained their Chief Scout’s Award over the last year were recognised and congratulated.  Everyone renewed their Promise to do their best and then watched a skit featuring the best of British icons: HM Queen, Shakespeare, Churchill, Lennon and Hermione Granger, devising the scout law to ensure that we get the most fun out of being responsible citizens.

After a campfire song, attention was turned to how fortunate we are to be British and the responsibility we have for helping other people, focussing on the work of WaterAid

Hannah concluded the event with a reflection from Baden-Powell about happiness and challenged everyone to be the reason behind someone-else’s smile today.  It wParade on corner blossomas then time for hot dogs all around!

Janet Ackerley, Chairman of Harborough District Council who attended the event commented on how much fun it was and that she had really enjoyed it.


Scouting is shaped by young people in partnership with adults and we are always looking for new volunteers and if you fancy a go why not join our Harborough District adventure.Gold DofE awards