St. George’s Day Parade, 2017


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St. George’s Day Parade, 2017

14 April 2017

St George’s Day celebrations

Baden-Powell chose Saint George to be the patron Saint of Scouting. He felt that the Saint George legend set a good example of faith, courage and perseverance for future generations.

St George’s Day is celebrated on the 23rd April, and around this time Scouts will hold some form of celebration. All Scout St George’s Day events should;

  • involve youth and adult members
  • include a Promise renewal
  • be shaped by young people
  • be inclusive for all
  • engage the community
  • promote Scouting

This 2017 event is being organised by Plymouth District Scouts. It will be held at Home Park stadium.

Lets have a good turn out for this please!

Steve Carter, Group Scout Leader

A Flag Bearer will be chosen for each section. Only those turning up promptly and smartly dressed* will be eligible for selection.

* relevant shirt, scarf and woggle plus black trousers/skirt and black shoes


St Georges Day Event, 23rd April 2017

Home Park, Home of Plymouth Argyle Football Club, Outland Road, Plymouth.

This is an event to which members and their immediate families from all Groups in Plymouth and Plympton & Ivybridge are invited.

List of activities to include:

  • Two hours of Bases,
  • Parade of all Flags,
  • Promise Renewal Service and Ceremony
  • Invitation to meet various dignitaries
  • Address by the Lord Mayor of Plymouth

The chosen charity for this year is “Young Carers”. Please give generously to this charity. The branch of Young Carers to which your donation will go is local, within Plymouth and managed by the Plymouth Guild.

Refreshments should be available for a nominal charge to cover cost throughout the Bases activity.

The main rules for the day are:

  1. Enjoy yourself and learn from the experience.
  2. Respect others.
  3. All groups attending on the day to bring at least one base.

A few ground rules are:

  • Other than known leaders and known adults, no adult can enter without the invitation of a young member.
  • All attendees will wear a wrist band. These will be issued and fitted when you first enter the premises.
  • Other than guide dogs, no pets or animals can enter the premises.
  • No smoking rule applies throughout the premises, this includes natural and vaping products.
  • While most of the site will be open to all, including the terraces, the football pitch is STRICTLY OUT OF BOUNDS.
  • For safety sake, no running.
  • Two of the bases involve archery and shooting, please obey all instructions and do not enter until invited.
  • Adults may partake base activities but only if not being used by the young members.

Please bring your uniform and, weather dependant, some warm clothes. The site can be draughty.

Please take all rubbish home or place in bins/bags provided.