Tag Archives: st george’s day

Report: St George’s Day Parade 2017

Our annual District parade was held in Billingshurst this year and was actually on St George’s Day itself.

It was the last parade to be organised by Kath Bridger, our District Commissioner, who steps down in June. She asked for something different so our parade through the streets was followed by the renewal of Promises and some award presentations. After that it was time for a picnic on the field before we were entertained by Hawking About and had a chance to try out some other activities.

We had 20 Parbrook Cubs in the parade which we thought was a great turnout, especially as we haven’t returned to Cubs yet after the Easter break. Well done to James for carrying the flag and to his escorts, William and Elliott. Everybody gets +10 points for coming and those with extra tasks gained an extra +5 points towards our monthly points competition.

Those that follow our Instagram account got updates during the event. Remember that we only tweet a few pictures so Instagram has more photos on the day.

Thanks to Jacala for providing the photos. If you would like to add to our gallery please e-mail your photos to Jacala.


Baden-Powell & St George
Lord Baden-Powell chose Saint George to be the Patron Saint of the Scout Association. He felt that the Saint George of legend set a good example of faith, courage and perseverance. St George’s day is on 23 April and most Districts hold some form of celebration. In ‘Scouting for Boys’, Baden-Powell referred to the Knights of the Round Table in the Arthurian Legend and to St. George who was their Patron Saint.
He then went on: “He is also the Patron Saint of Scouts everywhere. Therefore all Scouts should know his story. St. George was typical of what a Scout should be.
When he was faced by a difficulty or danger, however great it appeared, even in the shape of a dragon – he did not avoid it or fear it, but went at it with all the power he could. That is exactly the way a Scout should face a difficulty or danger, no matter how great or how terrifying it may appear. He should go at it boldly and confidently, using every power that he can to try and overcome it and the probability is that he will succeed.
“St. George’s Day is April 23, and on that day, Scouts remind themselves of their Promise and Scout Law. Not that a Scout ever forgets either, but on St. George’s Day, he makes a special point of thinking about them.”

Event: St George’s Day Parade, 23 April

As well as being the Patron Saint of England, Baden Powell chose St George to be the Patron Saint of the Scout Movement and traditionally each year on the 23rd April (or the nearest Sunday), Scouts remember the Scout Law and the Promise they have made. 
We hope that all our Cubs will be able to attend.

Our District Commissioner, Kath Bridger, retires from the role in June and so this will be her last parade. She wants us to celebrate our national day by having fun. This year the District’s parade will take place in Billingshurst on Sunday 23 April.

Timetable
11:30: Assemble in Jengers Mead car park
11:45: Inspection of the groups
12:15: Parade departs Jengers Mead. Route via High Street, Nats Lane and Lower Station Road, passing saluting base as it enters the field
13:00: Renewal of Promises followed by presentation of service awards to leaders from across the District
13:20: Picnic street party
14:00: Hawking about
14:45: Activities on the field provided by the groups, including archery and tug of war
15:30: End

Wear
Full, smart uniform is required. Unless it is raining we won’t be wearing coats so make sure that you have something warm under your sweatshirt. We are to be inspected before the parade so please make sure that out of date badges for Cubs 100 etc have been removed.

Bring
You will need to bring a packed lunch and drink but hopefully somebody will be able to carry it for you so that you don’t have a bag during the parade. It would be as well to bring a coat, even if it is only so that you have something to sit on for the picnic. We’ve not been told about any collection so assume that no money is required.
We’ve been asked to run a bottle rocket base during the afternoon. With the short notice we’ve been given we need to appeal for empty 2l plastic drinks bottles that we can use for the rockets. If you have any please drop them off at the hall on Saturday or Sunday.

Parking
With groups from across the District coming to the event there will be pressure on parking in the village. We hope that you will be able to walk or be dropped off.

Colour party
We will need a Cub to carry the Parbrook flag. This is often our eldest Cub if they are available. They will need two escorts and we will select them on the day.
As there is no service to prepare for we have not been told about any rehearsal for standard bearers this year.

St George’s Day service
There is no formal service this year but during the afternoon everybody will get the chance to renew their Promise. After the Beavers, Cubs will be asked to stand and make the Scout Sign. They will then say their Promise together with Cubs from across the District. This will be followed by Scouts, Explorer Scouts and Leaders renewing their Promises. There will also be a presentation of long service awards to some leaders from across the District.

Paperwork
There is no cost for attending the parade and picnic but we would like an idea of the numbers so please register on My Scout to let us know if you can attend.

Photos
It is always hard for leaders who should be in the parade to get photos of the parade itself. If you are coming to watch please bring your camera and let Jacala have your best pictures for us to use on the website.

Baden-Powell & St George
Lord Baden-Powell chose Saint George to be the Patron Saint of the Scout Association. He felt that the Saint George of legend set a good example of faith, courage and perseverance. St George’s day is on 23 April and most Districts hold some form of celebration. In ‘Scouting for Boys’, Baden-Powell referred to the Knights of the Round Table in the Arthurian Legend and to St. George who was their Patron Saint.
He then went on: “He is also the Patron Saint of Scouts everywhere. Therefore all Scouts should know his story. St. George was typical of what a Scout should be.
“When he was faced by a difficulty or danger, however great it appeared, even in the shape of a dragon – he did not avoid it or fear it, but went at it with all the power he could. That is exactly the way a Scout should face a difficulty or danger, no matter how great or how terrifying it may appear. He should go at it boldly and confidently, using every power that he can to try and overcome it and the probability is that he will succeed.
“St. George’s Day is April 23, and on that day, Scouts remind themselves of their Promise and Scout Law. Not that a Scout ever forgets either, but on St. George’s Day, he makes a special point of thinking about them.”

Report: St George’s Day Parade

On 24 April 2016, Scouts from across Petworth & Pulborough District visited Petworth for their annual St George’s Day Parade and service. As it is the Cubs centenary year and 30 years of Beavers it was a parade with a difference.

We’d been invited to come dressed as knights or dragons and met at the Recreation Ground in Petworth Park on a bright but cold April afternoon.

After forming up we marched through the park past the back of Petworth House to the Upper Pond where we gathered facing the dog statue. After the renewal of the Promises and presentations of long service awards to leaders from the District we returned to the Recreation Ground. There we heard presentations from each group about events and personalities from the 100 years of Cubs. We ended the afternoon with a falconry display from Hawking About.

It stayed cold all afternoon and there was a particularly cold wind when we were by the pond. But it did at least stay dry and the Recreation Ground was quite sheltered allowing cold feet and fingers to thaw out a bit.

We had 14 Parbrook Cubs in the parade. Well done to Isabella for carrying the flag and to her escorts, Clem and Aiden. Also a special mention to Max who completed his leader’s challenge by standing up in front of the District to tell them about a Cub from 1916-1925. Everybody gets +20 points for coming and those with extra tasks gained an extra +10 points.

Those that follow our Instagram account got updates during the event. Remember that we only tweet a few pictures so Instagram has more photos on the day.

For more pictures please see our
St George’s Day Parade gallery

Thanks to Jacala, Bik-Kay, Caroline and Helen for providing the photos


Baden-Powell & St George
Lord Baden-Powell chose Saint George to be the Patron Saint of the Scout Association. He felt that the Saint George of legend set a good example of faith, courage and perseverance. St George’s day is on 23 April and most Districts hold some form of celebration. In ‘Scouting for Boys’, Baden-Powell referred to the Knights of the Round Table in the Arthurian Legend and to St. George who was their Patron Saint.
He then went on: “He is also the Patron Saint of Scouts everywhere. Therefore all Scouts should know his story. St. George was typical of what a Scout should be.
When he was faced by a difficulty or danger, however great it appeared, even in the shape of a dragon – he did not avoid it or fear it, but went at it with all the power he could. That is exactly the way a Scout should face a difficulty or danger, no matter how great or how terrifying it may appear. He should go at it boldly and confidently, using every power that he can to try and overcome it and the probability is that he will succeed.
“St. George’s Day is April 23, and on that day, Scouts remind themselves of their Promise and Scout Law. Not that a Scout ever forgets either, but on St. George’s Day, he makes a special point of thinking about them.”

Event: St George’s Day Parade, 24 April

As well as being the Patron Saint of England, Baden Powell chose St George to be the Patron Saint of the Scout Movement and traditionally each year on the 23rd April (or the nearest Sunday), Scouts remember the Scout Law and the Promise they have made. 
We expect all our Cubs to attend.

This year the District’s parade celebrates 100 years of Cub Scouts and will take place in Petworth Park on Sunday 24 April.

Parking
Car parking is inside Petworth Park. You should enter by the New Lodges gate (on the A272) where marshalls will direct you to the car park adjacent to the recreation ground.

Timetable
13:15 Assemble in groups in front of the Recreation Ground Pavilion
13:30 Parade will march off from the Recreation Ground Pavilion to the front of Petworth House and will then form up in front of the Dog Statue in the Upper Pond
14:00 Service
Following the Service the Parade will march back to the Recreation Ground Pavilion.   The Saluting dais will be situated inside the Recreation Ground. The Parade will then be dismissed.
Once the Parade has been dismissed everyone is welcome to have a picnic during the remainder of the afternoon; however each Pack will need to be ready in order to present their History at the allotted time (in year order).
15:00 100 Years of Cub Scouting – a history. Each group has drawn a 10 year period from the last 100 years. Ours is 1916 to 1925.  We have to find a famous person who was a Cub Scout in that time and also an event that took place in the period. We’ll then have up to 3 minutes to  present our information (displayed on a shield or banner) to the rest of the District.
16:15 Falconry display

Parade order
The groups from across Petworth & Pulborough District will parade in ranks of 3 as follows:

  • Union Standard
  • St. George’s Standard
  • Petworth Town Band
  • District Leaders
  • Ashington
  • Billingshurst
  • Bury
  • Easebourne
  • Fittleworth
  • Harting
  • Ifold
  • Petworth
  • Pulborough & West Chiltington
  • Sullington & Storrington
  • Wisborough Green
  • Explorer Units
  • RISK Network Unit
  • Scout Active Support

Uniform
As this is a special Parade to recognise 100 years of Cub Scouting all Members are encouraged to dress up in costume depicting St. George and the Dragon e.g. knights, damsels and dragons! We’ve made our knights shields and tabards or dragon masks and tails which you can wear over your uniform.

Colour party
We’ve selected Isabella, our eldest Cub, to carry the Parbrook flag. They will need two escorts and we will select them on the day. On arrival at the field the standard bearer will leave our group and will enter later. The escorts will stay with the group. When all are ready the standards will be presented.
There will be a rehearsal on Friday 22 April at 6.30pm for our standard bearer. You should enter Petworth Park via the Cricket Lodge and go to the front of the pavilion. It is only the standard bearers that need to attend (not the whole Colour party) plus a Leader or Adult.

St George’s Day service
During the service, everybody will get the chance to renew their Promise. After the Beavers, Cubs will be asked to stand and make the Scout Sign. They will then say their Promise together with Cubs from across the District. This will be followed by Scouts, Explorer Scouts and Leaders renewing their Promises. There will also be a presentation of long service awards to some leaders from across the District.

Collection
A collection for a local charity will be taken during the service.

Be our guest
As 2016 is a special year for Cub Scouting we would like to invite former Cubs and Cub Scout Leaders to join us in our St. George’s Day Event.   Please therefore invite any former Cubs or Cub Scout Leaders you know that may like to attend.

Photos
It is always hard for leaders who should be in the parade to get photos of the parade itself. If you are coming to watch please bring your camera and let Jacala have your best pictures for us to use on the website.

Baden-Powell & St George
Lord Baden-Powell chose Saint George to be the Patron Saint of the Scout Association. He felt that the Saint George of legend set a good example of faith, courage and perseverance. St George’s day is on 23 April and most Districts hold some form of celebration. In ‘Scouting for Boys’, Baden-Powell referred to the Knights of the Round Table in the Arthurian Legend and to St. George who was their Patron Saint.
He then went on: “He is also the Patron Saint of Scouts everywhere. Therefore all Scouts should know his story. St. George was typical of what a Scout should be.
“When he was faced by a difficulty or danger, however great it appeared, even in the shape of a dragon – he did not avoid it or fear it, but went at it with all the power he could. That is exactly the way a Scout should face a difficulty or danger, no matter how great or how terrifying it may appear. He should go at it boldly and confidently, using every power that he can to try and overcome it and the probability is that he will succeed.
“St. George’s Day is April 23, and on that day, Scouts remind themselves of their Promise and Scout Law. Not that a Scout ever forgets either, but on St. George’s Day, he makes a special point of thinking about them.”

Report: St George’s Day Parade

On 26 April 2015, Scouts from across Petworth & Pulborough District visited Petworth for their annual St George’s Day Parade and service. This year the parade was organised by 1st Harting.

We met in the central car park and then formed up for inspection in the Leconfield Estate Yard. After a bit of a wait we were inspected by Tim Taylor, Deputy County Commissioner and Kath Bridger, District Commissioner.

There was a bit more of a wait while we waited for the road closure to take effect and then we were off to St Mary’s Church. During the service everybody renewed their Promise. After that we paraded back to the car park through the streets of Petworth with our flags flying. Quite a sight and sound, thanks to music from the Petworth Town Band.

After the recent warm and sunny weather it was a rather cool and cloudy day but no wind and most important (after last year’s parade) dry.

We had 10 Parbrook Cubs in the parade. Well done to Luke for carrying the flag and to his escorts, Craig and Lily. Everybody gets +20 points for coming and the colour party gained an extra +10 points.

For more pictures please see our
St George’s Day Parade gallery

Thanks to Jacala, Sarah, Caroline and Bik-Kay for providing the photos


Baden-Powell & St George
Lord Baden-Powell chose Saint George to be the Patron Saint of the Scout Association. He felt that the Saint George of legend set a good example of faith, courage and perseverance. St George’s day is on 23 April and most Districts hold some form of celebration. In ‘Scouting for Boys’, Baden-Powell referred to the Knights of the Round Table in the Arthurian Legend and to St. George who was their Patron Saint.
He then went on: “He is also the Patron Saint of Scouts everywhere. Therefore all Scouts should know his story. St. George was typical of what a Scout should be.
When he was faced by a difficulty or danger, however great it appeared, even in the shape of a dragon – he did not avoid it or fear it, but went at it with all the power he could. That is exactly the way a Scout should face a difficulty or danger, no matter how great or how terrifying it may appear. He should go at it boldly and confidently, using every power that he can to try and overcome it and the probability is that he will succeed.
“St. George’s Day is April 23, and on that day, Scouts remind themselves of their Promise and Scout Law. Not that a Scout ever forgets either, but on St. George’s Day, he makes a special point of thinking about them.”

stg15-2