St George’s parade in Doncaster hits the high notes

Doncaster Scouts St George's Day Parade
Doncaster Scouts St George's Day Parade

More than 1,000 scouts from across Doncaster were out in force on 
Sunday for the annual 
St George’s Day Parade.

The scouts gathered in the playground at the back of Hall Cross School before setting off.

Doncaster Scouts St George's Day Parade

Doncaster Scouts St George's Day Parade

They marched from there through the town, headed by the Doncaster Danum District Scouting team accompanied by the Doncaster Danum Scout Band and a band from Beighton, Sheffield.

During their grand parade they marched to St George’s Church and passed the Mansion House, where the salute was taken by the acting district commissioner, Andy Moore, along with the civic mayor, who was accompanied by the elected mayor.

Later in the day a service was held in St George’s Church where the scout promise was renewed. The service was taken by the Rev David Stevens.

There were 1,074 beavers, cubs, scouts, explorers and adults present at the parade.

Doncaster Scouts St George's Day Parade

Doncaster Scouts St George's Day Parade

The manager of Scout Active Support, Peter Dickinson, said: “The parade went very well once again. I have been involved in scouting for the past 31 years and the march was as good as it’s ever been.”

He added: “There were 1,074 scouts and 24 groups taking part including representation of the 26 percent of girls that now form part of the movement. And not only have numbers of girls increased over the past year, but numbers of scouts across South Yorkshire.”