Over 100 attend St. George’s Day Scouts Parade

Well over 100 Scouts, Beavers, Cubs and Explorer Scouts plus Scouting leaders took part in a special parade through Alderley Edge to celebrate St. George's Day on Sunday, 28th April.

Led by the Alderley District Scout Band, the young people paraded in the glorious spring sunshine from Alderley Edge Park, before continuing over the railway bridge and along London Road.

Parents and local well-wishers waved on the uniformed young people who were from Scouting groups across the district, some of whom were lucky enough to be chosen as flag-bearers to lead their section.

The colourful parade turned off into Chapel Road and ended at Alderley Edge Methodist Church, where a special St. George's Day service led by Rev. Sue Swires was held for the young people, their parents, locals and churchgoers.

Alderley District Commissioner, David Giles, said, "We were delighted that so many Scouts, Beavers, Cubs and Explorers, along with parents and locals, were able to attend our annual St. George's Day parade." He continued, "As well as celebrating England's Patron Saint's day, it was also a time to bring together all parts of our wider Scouting District in our church service, which was open to those of any religion, and those with none."

He concluded: "We hope that local people were able to get a feel for the fun that takes place in the Scouting movement and would encourage anyone interested in becoming a Scouting Leader to get in touch."

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