Portsmouth City scouts to march to mark St George’s Day

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SCOUTS from across Portsmouth will come together to celebrate the most important day in the Scouting calendar, St George’s Day.

Before a mass picnic at Southsea Castle on Sunday April 22, the Scouts will head along the seafront from South Parade Pier with a marching band.

Portsmouth Scouts Commissioner Ron Jacobs said: ‘St George is our patron saint because of his faith and courage in the presence of danger or difficulty, including a dragon.

‘So Scouts from all over the world will be celebrating in some way to reaffirm their Promise and acknowledge what it means to be a Scout.’

Thomas Cole, 16, is a Young Leader with the 22nd Portsmouth Scouts.

He said: ‘I’m looking forward to marching through the city.

‘Each year the event reminds me of the adventurous and challenging activities, the friendships I’ve made and community projects I’ve taken part in.’

Scouts are appealing for people to get involved as either Scouts or volunteer leaders.

Visit portsmouthscouts.co.uk