Alderley District Scouts lead county parade

Alderley District Scouts led out a county-wide parade which featured some 600 Scouts, Beavers, Cubs and Explorer Scouts, plus Scouting leaders, in Chester at the weekend.

Musicians from the Alderley District Scout Band, a traditional youth marching band, took pride of place alongside the Alderley Scouts at the front of the annual County Scout Sunday parade which took place on Sunday, 9th June.

Representatives from every single Scouting section across the ten Cheshire district paraded through Chester along the high street with their colours, or flags, flying high, before attending a special service in the historic cathedral.

Young people performed at the service, which this year had the theme of inclusivity, under the heading of 'Scouting is for everyone', and the readings were led by Canon Precentor, Jeremy Dussek.

As well as local and county Scouting groups, the parade welcomed members of the infant and world Scout Jamboree.

Alderley District Commissioner, David Giles, said, "We were thrilled that our district had the honour of leading the parade this year, which is one of the most important events in our calendar. We were so pleased that so many attended the parade and so many well-wishers turned out to cheer us on."

He concluded: "As always, we rely on the support of our team of volunteers to enable events like these to take place and we would encourage anyone interested in becoming a Scouting leader in future to get in touch."

Alderley District Scouts