DAVENTRY staged its traditional St George’s Day celebrations on Saturday as hundreds of scouts marched through the town.
Scouts from across the Daventry area celebrated the patron saint of England with a parade through the town centre followed by activities and games held on New Street Recreation Ground on Saturday.
The event was attended by 300 young people aged between six and 18 from across the district, and the parade was led by Northampton Scout Band. Each section – beavers, cuts, scouts and explorers – took part.
The town centre was decked out with red, white and blue bunting, plus flags.
After a short open-air ceremony on the Rec, the beavers, cubs and scouts took part in team games.
The parade and ceremony was attended by Deputy Mayor of Daventry Cllr Ron Fox, the Rector of Daventry Rev Canon Michael Webber and county commissioner for Northamptonshire Scouts Tony Keay.
Rev Webber has accepted the role as our district chaplain and he was invested as a scout during the ceremony.
Assistant district commissioner John Rogers said: “There was a lovely atmosphere of people enjoying themselves and taking part in the activities.”