St George’s Day 2015

St George’s Day 2015

DSCF1611Northern Norwich Scout District held its annual St George’s Day parade and service in Norwich city centre on Sunday 26th April 2015. Around 450 of our members from across the district gathered together and paraded onto Millennium Plain at The Forum before being introduced to the Lord Mayor, Councillor Judith Lubbock.

The Lord Mayor spoke to members before they left the Plain to walk to Chapel Field Road Methodist Church to renew their promises. A charity collection took place at the church and the proceeds will go to Facial Palsy UK.

As the patron saint of scouting, St George’s Day is a special occasion for scouts and to recognise this we also give out special awards for long service by our adult volunteers. This year’s recipients were Anthony “Westy” West & Neil Hemment who have given 25 years service and Jane Wolsey & David Stansbury who have both racked up a whopping 30 years.

Awards were also given to Penny Butler from 1st Taverham, Rebecca Blanch from 11th Norwich and Explorer Scout Leader Martin Ward for completing their training and earning their Wood Badge.

There was another special guest on the steps of The Forum in the form of Bajestic – the Norfolk Scouts GoGoDragon. She will be one of 84 large painted dragons and over 100 baby school dragons which will form an interactive arts sculpture trail around Norwich between 21st June and the 5th September.

The dragons will be auctioned in early October and the project will raise funds for the work of Norfolk charity Break who support vulnerable children, young people and families across East Anglia.

For more photos from the day, take a look at the photo gallery and see who you can spot!

16th May 2015     Beavers, Explorers, News, Scouts

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