St. George is the Patron Saint of Scouting and each year Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Explorers from all over the British Isles get together in their Counties and Districts to take part in Parades and Services to celebrate Scouting’s National Day.
Here on the Isle of Man, we at 2nd Onchan, will be joining with all the other Island Scout Groups on Sunday 19. April 2015, at the St. George’s Day Parade, which this year is taking place in Port Erin, with the service being held on the beach by the Cosy Nook Cafe. Being one of the most important dates in the Scouting Calendar, all the Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Explorers and Leaders will be renewing their Beaver, Cub and Scout Promises, during the Service.
As you may know, 2nd Onchan, is the largest Scout Group on the Isle of Man and as such, we will be expected to have the biggest and most likely, the smartest turnout on the Parade.
I would ask that every member of 2nd Onchan Scout Group, from the youngest Beaver Scout to the oldest Explorer Scout takes part, to support not only their Section, but also the Group and Scouting on the Isle of Man, by attending the St. George’s Day Parade and Service. Parents are also welcome to attend the service.
Full Uniform is to be worn, including Scout Activity Trousers and School Shoes. I would also suggest that a coat is brought by everyone, just in case of inclement weather.
We will be meeting next to the Fire Station off Droghadfayle Road, Port Erin (car park next door) for no later than 12:45pm. Please assemble with other members of 2nd Onchan. The Service will finish at approximately 2.15pm. There are afternoon activities for Beavers, Cubs and Scouts who wish to take part in them. Beavers and Cubs will need a coat and a drink, Scouts will need a change of clothes and if they have one a wetsuit. Everyone should bring a change of footwear as the activities will be on the beach. All kit should be in a named rucsac, which will be taken down to the Beach for you. Finish time for the activities is 5.00pm and collection will be by the Cosy Nook Café. Further details may well be sent out by your child’s Leader.
In the event of inclement weather, the Celebration will take place in the Rushen Primary School; announcements will be made on Manx Radio and added to our Facebook Group.
This Parade should be the largest ever gathering of 2nd Onchan Scout Group Members so far this year, please help ensure that it is.
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