With over 500 Scouts, Guides and adult volunteers from Newcastle District, we paraded through the town centre yesterday to celebrate Scouting, Guiding and our patron saint, St. George on St. George’s Day itself.
The parade was led, as usual, by our excellent Drum Corps. All our young people were watched by the Borough’s Mayor, Councillor Ian Wilkes, and Scout and Guide Commissioners, and we went on to St. Giles Church for a service of celebration and picnic.
The celebration and promise renewals took place in St. Giles Churchyard, where the weather was sunny and warm (unlike last year!). Scouts and Guides of all ages renewed their Promise and awards were presented to Scouts, adult Leaders and helpers.
After the dismissal, everyone joined in a picnic in the Churchyard.