September 27th, 2016

More than 500 Bromsgrove and Droitwich Scouts took part in annual St George’s Day parade

Updated: 2:27 pm, May 04, 2016

MORE than 500 members of Scout groups from across Bromsgrove and Droitwich took part in the annual St George’s Day parade.

It began at the top of Bromsgrove High Street and travelled through the town to the historic St John’s Church.

Among those marching were Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Explorer Scouts and other members of the Scout Network.

The Scout Active Support Unit also supported the event with the organisation in and around the church and the closure of Market Street where the parade crossed.

The procession was led by Bewdey Scout and Guide band and the service that followed was organised by Hagley Ramblers Scout Group.

Peter Dodman, assistant district commissioner, said it was brilliant to see so many members on parade.

“Scouting is growing both nationally and locally, here in Bromsgrove we’ve grown by over 12 per cent in the past year, however we still have over 200 young people unable to join and we’re looking for more volunteers to help us change this.

“In particular we are looking for additional volunteers for our 14 to 18 year old Explorer Scout Section.”

Anyone interested in volunteering, regularly or occasionally should email or phone 01527 837060, free training is provided for all volunteers as well as the opportunity to experience the same Scouting adventures as the young men and women.

“Why not try it out for a few weeks?” Mr Dodman added.