St George's Day
1st May 2011
Lord Baden-Powell chose St. George to be The Patron Saint of The Scout Association as he felt that he set a good example of faith, courage and perseverance.
So, on the nearest Sunday to St. George's day (23rd April), Scouts all over the world gather to reaffirm their Promise and acknowledge the Scout Law in local acts of dedication. This year, because of a late Easter Sunday, we had our parade on Sunday, 1st May.
As with Swanley District Scouts, most combine this with an activity day and take the opportunity to recognise the achievements of their fellow Scouts. On this occassion, Wood Badges and Long Service Awards were presented to some of the Leaders.
After the parade, the Scouts spent the afternoon on the numerous activities that had been laid on for them: Air Rifle Target Shooting, Archery, Branding, Confidence Course, Face Painting, Football Challenge, Giant Jenga, Giant "Four in a Row", Grass Skiing, Horeshoe Throwing, Musical Chimes, Towers of Hanoi & Water Rockets.
Oh, and not forgetting the BBQ !