PICTURES: Scouts parade in Daventry for St George’s Day

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The town centre of Daventry was filled with flags and music for the annual Scouts’ St George’s Day parade

On Saturday April 25, Scouts from all over Daventry district came together to take part in the parade heading from the old outdoor pool, through Daventry town centre and up to the New Street Rec.

St George's Day parade 2015

St George's Day parade 2015

Leading the young people were the Northampton Scout Band, followed by various dignitaries, and then four intrepid Scouts who later on this year will be representing Daventry at the 23rd World Jamboree in Japan.

Alisdair Rolt (2nd Braunston), Tom King (Ashby Fields), Millie Potts (Crick and West Haddon), and Jordan Simpson-Brown (2nd Daventry) have been chosen to represent Daventry from hundreds of applicants from around Northamptonshire.

They have spent over 12 months planning, raising funds and training to take part in the greatest adventure of their lifetime.

Explorer Scout Jordan Simpson-Brown from 2nd Daventry Scout Group said: “Over a year ago I was honoured with the opportunity to be one of a select few to go to World Scout Jamboree in Japan later this year. This past year preparing for Japan has been just as amazing, I have met some amazing people and done some amazing things. To raise money for Japan I have taken part in many bag packs and sponsored events, I am extremely grateful to all the people who sponsored me and donated, especially 2nd Daventry Scouts and Daventry district. I’m extremely excited for Japan and look forward to making some lasting and precious memories.”

That is why scouting is one of the greatest youth movement on earth and why I am so proud to be part of it.”

Bear Grylls

Chief Scout, Bear Grylls said: “While lots of people know that scouting is all about adventure, they often don’t realise that adult volunteers get to do just as much as our young members through their involvement. The World Scout Jamboree is a great example of this.

“Over the course of the jamboree Scouts will be able to meet people from around the world, take part in amazing adventures and experiences and be challenged to think about global issues in a new light. That is why scouting is one of the greatest youth movement on earth and why I am so proud to be part of it.”

The 23rd World Scout Jamboree Japan will take place from July 28 to August 8 this year. The scouts from Daventry are then visiting the homes of other Scouts in Japan before returning to the UK.

If you would like to know more about scouting in your area, please contact Jennie Curtis on 07775 758580 or email jenniecurtis@daventryscouts.co.uk.