Scouts to parade through Preston to celebrate patron saint

Photo Neil Cross'Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Explorers and their Leaders parading through Preston City centre to mark St George's Day'William Walmsley with his St George's flag
Photo Neil Cross'Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Explorers and their Leaders parading through Preston City centre to mark St George's Day'William Walmsley with his St George's flag
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Local boys and girls will celebrate the Patron Saint of England this Sunday at a special parade.

Preston and District Scout’s big parade and celebration will take place at the Guild Hall, Preston on April 26 following a procession through the city.

This year the procession will start at 10.15am at the Covered Market in Preston and parade to the Guildhall, via Orchard street, Friargate and then round the flag market to the Guildhall.

The Scouts then have a celebration service at 11am on the theme of “Challenge” in the Guild hall.

Preston and District Scouts District Commissioner, Andrew Hobson said: “St George is our patron saint and he was all about giving all he had to meet the challenges he faced head on.

“This year we’re making ‘Challenge’ the theme of our St George’s Day celebration in the Guildhall and parading there together first through Preston lets all our girls and boys show off to their families and friends and the rest of the City the fun they have in the Scouts taking on all the adventures and challenges involved.

“It’s an exciting day for all the boys and girls involved and in the last 12 months we’ve had lots of new young people joining the groups around the City.

He added: “For many of them this may well be their first chance to experience being part of a big public community event”.