Knights parade for Saint George’s day

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Hundreds of young people paraded through Daventry’s streets on Saturday for
the annual St George’s Day parade.

The town had been decked out in St George flags for the occasion of the Daventry District Scouts’ parade.

The march started out from old outdoor pool site and made its way through the town centre to the New Street Recreation Ground.

Around 300 young people, aged between six and 18, took part. All were members of beavers, cubs, scouts or explorer groups in the district.

They were led by the Northampton Scout Band.

John Rogers, district explorer scout commissioner, said: “After a short open air ceremony on the New Street Recreation Ground, in which we all renewed our scouting promise, the beavers, cubs, scouts and explorer scouts took part in team games.

“The parade and ceremony was attended by Cllr Ron Fox, Mayor of Daventry together with members of Daventry Town Council, Cllr Alan Hills from DDC, the 
Rev Canon Michael Webber rector of Daventry, and Tony Keay the county commissioner for Northamptonshire Scouts.

“There was a lovely atmosphere of people enjoying themselves and taking part in the activities.

“ Scouting in Daventry district is well supported across the area.

“We have more than 977 youth members aged six to 18 and more than 218 adult leaders. Our membership increased by 2.3 per cent in 2012.

“We welcome enquiries for youth membership and adult volunteers.”

For further information and membership enquiries please contact the Scout Information Centre on 0845 3001818 or go to www.scouts.org.uk