Scouts celebrate St George’s Day

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On Sunday, April 24, Scouts from all over the district came together to celebrate St George’s Day. Groups represented included Greasley, Kimberley, Eastwood, Nuthall, Awsworth and Brinsley with young people from Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Explorers and Network. Hosted by 1st Greasley St Mary’s Scouts at Greasley Church, all the young people attended a service led by Rev Dave Marvin. Read more on the left.

St George is, among others, the patron saint of Scouts the world over.

During the service, young people and leaders were recognised for their achievements and service to Scouting.

Two special awards were presented to Dawson Saxton and Charlotte Cargill for their invaluable contribution to Scouting within the district. A very special letter was read to the congregation written by the Queen, who is the patron of the Scouting movement.

The letter was addressed to all Cub Scout groups, commending the organisation and celebrating 100 years of the Cubs section within the Scouts. Following the service, there was a party held in the church hall to celebrate the 100-year anniversary of Cubs and the 30-year anniversary of Beavers.

The party food, plus two large celebration cakes, didn’t last long.

The success of Scouting in the district is representative of the contribution made by the leaders.

For adults in Scouting, it is challenging and extremely rewarding. The district is always looking for adults and individuals who have experienced Scouting to get involved and start their own adventure with a local group. If you would like to give something back to your local community, please get in touch and find out about your nearest group. Contact paul@greasleyscouts.org.uk for more information.