St George's Day Parade and Road Closures
22nd April 2018
The Scouts are celebrating St George's Day again this year with two parades along the High Street. We are hoping that as many of the 900 youth members of scouting in the district will be able to join us on Sunday (22nd April 2018).
The scouts will be supported by the marching band of the Sevenoaks Campaigners
The parade route is from Buckhurst car park (near the library), along Suffolk way, down the High Street as far as St Nicholas' Church as shown on the map in the gallery below.
This will affect traffic along the High Street and London Road for the duration of the parades. The traffic will be disrupted approximately 2.30 - 2.50pm and 4 to 4.20pm
- The Scout Association was founded on 1st August 1907.
- Adventure is at the core of Scouting, and the Association passionately believes in helping their members fulfil their full physical, intellectual social and spiritual potentials by working in teams, learning by doing and thinking for themselves.
- Over 200 activities are offered to the half a million Scouts around the UK, made possible by the efforts of 100,000 voluntary adult leaders. This has helped make Scouting the largest co-educational youth Movement in the country.
- One of the challenges that the Scout Movement faces is finding more volunteers to plug the current gap. At present there are nearly 38,000 young people on waiting lists as more and more young people want to experience the adventure of Scouting.
- Adults working in Scouting contribute in excess of 364 million hours of voluntary work each year to their local communities.
- The number of volunteers working for Scouting is bigger than the combined workforces of the BBC (24,000) and McDonalds (67,000) put together.
- Worldwide Scouting has 30 million members both male and female and operates in nearly every country in the world.
- There are half a million members across the UK (400,000 young people supported by 100,000 adult volunteers). Worldwide Scouting has 28 million members both male and female and operates in nearly every country in the world.
- There are 200 Scout activity and challenge badges. These require participants to achieve a level of understanding and skill determined to be realistic for their age group.
- There are 885 young people Scouting regularly in Sevenoaks District supported by 161 leaders and 420 helpers who support the work of the District.