Norfolk Celebrates over two weekends
St George is the Patron Saint of Scouting and traditionally the weekends around his saints day are used by Scouting to celebrate what we do and to renew our important promise.
In East Norfolk, groups gathered at venues along the seafront to take part in activities or visit local heritage sites – such as Tide and Time Museum, Bowling on Wellington Pier or craft and outdoor activities in halls. To renew their Promises they made their way along the seafront and met in front of Britannia Pier.
North East Norfolk took over Stalham High School, Southern Norfolk filled up Long Stratton High School and Northern Norwich packed out St. Andrew’s Hall for their celebration events.
Southern Norwich had a blistering hot weather for an activity days at Eaton Vale. While Eastern Norwich were not so lucky with a wet day of fun at Norwich School – however this did not dampen the spirits.
Norfolk West Norfolk marked the day with a parade through King’s Lynn which received some attention from the local media, South West Norfolk were welcomed to St. Edmund’s church in Downham Market and Central Norfolk stopped the traffic in Fakenham and then the Explorer Scouts took over the church for a youth led St. George’s event.
A number of Groups also had local events including a trip to Bewilderwood and fun days.
Well done to everyone who was involved in organising an event to celebrate and renew promises, thank you to all the adult volunteers who will have no doubt contributed many hours work. Particular thanks to all those people involved in drying and cleaning equipment after the wet days, hard work often forgotten about.