Success for St. George's Day Parade

Success for St. George's Day Parade

The annual St. George's Day Parade, held on Saturday 21st April 2018, was a galloping success, as Daventry and District Scouts led the way through Daventry Town Centre. Starting from Chaucer Way car park, the procession was led by the Scouts' marching band, and finished at New Street Recreation Grounds where scouts, cubs and beavers from the District renewed their promises and awards were given to honour those who had made remarkable achievements throughout the year.

Marcus Thorneycroft, District Commissioner, said "The turnout for this year's parade was fantastic. Through all the years we have been organising this event, this year had the most participants. The afternoon was brilliant for everyone involved and I am very proud of the accomplishments that the Daventry and District Scouts have achieved over the past year.

We raised £97.60 from the day, which will go towards sending some of our young people to the American Jamboree next year. We also had a second fundraising tent that raised £80.00 for Sophie Cross, one of our Young Leaders, who has just been selected as part of a crew that will sail around the world. This would make Sophie the youngest female to complete the voyage and we are extremely proud of her. Thank you to everyone who was involved in making the day successful."

Lynne Taylor, Daventry Mayor and Chair of Council added, "What a fantastic event – even the small amount of rain we had couldn't dampen anyone's spirits! I am incredibly proud that Daventry has so many young people who have achieved so much through their participation with the Scouts, long may it continue."

The parade will take place again next year with dates and times to be confirmed in 2019.

Posted: Thu, 26 Apr 2018 09:28 by Daventry Town Council

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