Scouts on the march

PRIDE The Scout parade being led by Fareham District Scout Band. Picture: Allan Hutchings (131166-963)
PRIDE The Scout parade being led by Fareham District Scout Band. Picture: Allan Hutchings (131166-963)
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PEOPLE lined Gosport’s waterfront to see dozens of young people marching through the town.

Gosport’s Scouts, Beavers, Cubs, Explorer Scouts, Brownies, Guides and Rainbows and adult members were parading up the High Street to the Timespace area.

Once there, they renewed their Scout promise.

David South is the district secretary for the Scouts.

He said: ‘Everybody enjoyed themselves and it was a wonderful day.

‘It went very well and the weather was beautiful which was perfect.

‘It’s something we do every year and people very much look forward to doing it.’

The head of Hampshire Scouting, county commissioner Adam Jolens, attended the ceremony.

He presented Tony Compton with the Silver Acorn, a prestigious award in 
recognition of distinguished service to Scouting.

Mr Jolens then received a salute from the assembled Scouts, along with the Mayor of Gosport, Councillor Richard Dickson, and mayoress Roberta Irvine.

The parade kicked off at around 10am yesterday, and went up the High Street led by the Fareham Scout Band.

The Nautical Training Corps Training Ship Tenacity Portchester 48th Division band also took part, alongside