Saint Georges Day

This year's St. Georges Day parade and service takes place on Friday 21st of April 2017.

Assemble by 6.55 pm in Christ Church School Yard, wearing smart, full uniform. If you do not have the official uniform trousers, school ones will do.

The parade will leave the school yard at 7.00 pm.

We will march as a District into Christ Church for a multi denominational service starting at 7.15pm, which will last approximately 45 minutes.

After the service drinks will be served in the church hall next door.

Colour Parties

Group's colour parties need to be in Christ Church with their flags for the rehearsal at 6pm.

St. George

Why do we celebrate St. George in Scouting? The simple answer is that Baden-Powell thought Scouts should be like him! So much so, he made him the patron saint of Scouting.

That doesn't mean you have to go out and find a dragon to slay. BP explained what he meant in Scouting for boys:

'He is also the Patron Saint of Scouts everywhere. Therefore all Scouts should know his story. St George was typical of what a Scout should be.'

'When he was faced by a difficulty or danger, however great it appeared, even in the shape of a dragon - he did not avoid it or fear it but went at it with all the power he could... That is exactly the way a Scout should face a difficulty or danger no matter how great or how terrifying it may appear. He should go at it boldly and confidently, using every power that he can to try and overcome it, and the probability is that he will succeed.

The few paragraphs above came from the National Scout website. To find out more information why not visit that page by clicking the picture below.

St. George