Scouts on Parade for St George’s Day

Thursday 12th May 2022 6:00 am
Sea Scouts on parade in Williton
Sea Scouts on parade in Williton (Terry Walker )

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MEMBERS of the 1st Watchet Sea Scouts and the 1st Williton Scout Group celebrated St George’s Day last Sunday with a parade and award presentation in Watchet.

Friends, relations and the public attending the ceremony were reminded that St George was not only the patron saint of England but also of scouting, and was chosen by the founder of the Scout movement, Lord Robert Baden Powell, as typical of what a Scout should be.

St George’s Day had been chosen as a time to reflect on the Scout promise and what it means to be a Scout and, during the parade, members of the four sections - Beaver Scouts, Cub Scouts, Sea Scouts and Explorer Scouts and leaders - had the opportunity to remake their promise.

This was took place on Sunday following the parade from the Watchet war memorial to the Scouts’ Water Activity Centre on the West Quay, where a short service was held and a series of scouting awards and badges presented for recent achievements.

The parade was led by the Watchet town crier David Milton and Rev Vincent Woods conducted the short service.

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