St George's Day arrives in Daventry

St George's Day arrives in Daventry

On Saturday 21st April 2018, St George's day Parade will return to Daventry Town Centre. Led by Daventry and District Scouts, in partnership with Daventry Town Council, the afternoon is packed with festivities to delight all ages.

The Scouts have embraced a Medieval theme this year with activities from the era being centred around New Street Recreation centre. There will be a Cake Tent and refreshment stall along with the annual renewal of all scout section promises around the flagpole. There is also the chance for spectators to see Scout leaders in the stocks.

Lynne Taylor, Mayor of Daventry and Chair of Council, says of the event, "The St. George's Day Parade is a well-attended, well-organised, family fun day, organised each year by our local Scouts Group. It is a fantastic event for the whole community to enjoy so I thoroughly recommend popping along and supporting a wonderful cause – even for just a cup of tea and slice of cake."

Marcus Thorneycroft, District Commissioner, said, "This year's St. George's Day Parade is going to be brilliant as there is something for everyone to enjoy. We are also raising money for our young people to attend the 2019 World Scout Jamboree held in West Virginia, America, and will be a great opportunity for them to interact and engage with Scouts from all over the world.

Myself, and some other Scout leaders are also going to be put in 'the stocks' to help with fundraising, so it will be a great photo opportunity. Although we kindly request that you leave all tomatoes (rotten or otherwise) at home."

The parade will start at 2pm at the old outdoor swimming pool car park and finish at New Street Recreation grounds.

For more information regarding this event please contact either Daventry Town Council at or Daventry and District Scouts direct at

Posted: Tue, 27 Mar 2018 12:55 by Daventry Town Council

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