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Beavers, Cubs, Scouts And Explorers Hold St George’s Day Parade At Guildford Cathedral

Published on: 27 Apr, 2022
Updated on: 26 Apr, 2022

After a two-year break, more than 500 Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Explorers and leaders paraded to Guildford Cathedral for the annual St George’s Day Parade on Sunday, April 24.

Scouts at the traditional St George’s Day Parade at Guildford Cathedral.

A spokesman said: “It was a glorious sight as the boys and girls from Guildford West and Guildford East Scout districts paraded up Cathedral hill with their flags fluttering in the wind.”

The service, held to celebrate St George, the patron saint of Scouting, was reviewed by the Mayor of Guildford, Marsha Moseley, and Andrew Carvell, assistant county commissioner of the Explorer Scouts. The sermon was led by the Rev Iain Forbes.

An aerial view of the scouts parading towards the cathedral for the St George’s Day Parade service.

During the service, all members renewed their promise, led by the assistant district commissioners and the district commissioner. A collection was taken for DEC for Ukraine.

The boys and girls said they enjoyed the experience. John, a Cub Scout from Guildford, said: “It was amazing to see so many flags flying.”

Sarah, an Explorer Scout from Guildford, said: “It is good that we celebrate St George as no one else seems to.”

Josh, a Beaver Scout from Guildford, marvelled at the venue saying: “The Cathedral is so big.”

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