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 29. April 2018, at the St. George’s Day Parade, which this year is taking place in St. Johns, with the service being held at Tynwald Hill. 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 at St. John’s Primary School (there is a drop off point next to the school) for no later than 2.10pm. Please assemble with other members of 2nd Onchan. The Service will finish at approximately 4pm and collection of members will be from Tynwald Hill. Parents are welcome to watch the Parade and take part in the Service, but we ask that they don’t walk in the parade with members.