St George's Day 2015
Scouts from across the County celebrated St George's Day on Sunday 26th April 2015.
Over 750 Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Explorers and Adults aged from 6-87 from Tunbridge Wells joined together on Sunday to celebrate St George's Day.
Scouts across the world celebrate St George's Day annually, with the tradition dating back to Baden Powell himself, who explained that st George was the patron saint of Scouting, as the courage and bravery displayed by Saint George was an example of how scouts should tackle difficult tasks.
Despite the weather forecast suggesting rain, the day stayed dry and all enjoyed an afternoon of fun and adventure which started with a train journey to the High Rocks on the Spa Valley Railway. Once at the Adamswell, the Scout owned campsite near Langton, there was a huge range of activities to enjoy; Abseiling, archery, computer games. Fire lighting, digger challenge, axe throwing, zorbing, inflatable castles, mini segways, birds of prey, zip wires name just a few.
At the end of the afternoon, there was a short ceremony where all the young people renewed their scout promise. In addition the District President, Phil Pollard, was presented with a silver thanks badge and certificate to commemorate his 80 years membership of the Association.
Nourish Community Foodbank were the chosen charity this year with the youngsters bringing donations which were presented to Nourish and which will be used to support families across the Town helping to combat hunger in the town.
Commenting after the event district commissioner, Brian Hobden stated "this is what scouting is all about, young people having a great time, enjoying a range of activities and challenges. Our membership continues to increase, and despite opening new units across the Town with more planned later this year, we still have waiting lists. We are always on the lookout for new adults to join the fun and help support us in providing the adventure of scouting in Tunbridge Wells."
Romney Marsh District
Our St Georges day Parade hosted by 1st Dymchurch Scout Group.
We had a great parade, over 200 people attended. Our group of Cubs and Beavers did a small play and read prayers. We all paraded along the upper promenade at Dymchurch Beach and afterwards back to our Scout Hut for refreshments.
We are very proud of our Cubs and Beavers.
Denise (Cub Scout Leader)