St Georges Day Parade and Service
29th April 2007
Scouts, Cubs, Beavers and Explorers from around Sevenoaks gathered on Sunday 29th April to commemorate St. George’s day with their annual parade. This year’s parade was special because 2007 is the centenary of Scouting around the world.
Lots of people turned up to watch the event, which started from Sevenoaks leisure centre car park and ended at St. Nicholas’ church where the Scouts attended a short service.
One member of the crowd watching the event said: “It’s quite nice to see something traditional.”
During the service the section trophies were presented for projects throughout 2006 and also the District trophy for the most improved Group.
The Sajo trophy went to the 4th Sevenoaks (St. Johns) Beaver Colony.
The Mickey Spearey trophy was awarded to the 17th Sevenoaks (Westerham) Cub Pack. Cub Scout Leader, Mary Martin, said she had never received anything like this before and legs turned to jelly on hearing their Pack announced.
The Dudley Barrow Trophy went to the 1st Phoenix Scout Troop. Scout Leader, Peter Frankl, said they were delighted to win the award and it was a team effort.
Finally, the District Trophy for most improved Scout Group went to the 3rd Sevenoaks (Riverhead and Dunton Green) Group for starting a second Beaver Colony and Scout Troop.
Report By Matthew Prentice MST (Media Scout Team)