Scouts from Bushey celebrated St Georges Day, Scouting’s Patron Saint to celebrate its founder Robert Baden-Powell.
On Sunday, April 28, Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Explorers and adult volunteers across Watford came together to celebrate and reaffirm their Promise, which includes versions for all major religions – including Christianity, Islam, Hinduism and Buddhism – and those who do not have a personal faith.
Baden-Powell chose St George to be the Patron Saint as the story of St George shows him overcoming adversity.
Scouting groups from West Watford to Bushey and South Oxhey, held their parade with over 200 young people and volunteers through the centre of Watford gathering in the square by the town hall to think about our own personal heroes before renewing their promise.
Watford North District Commissioner, Dave Collette, said: “Baden-Powell chose St George because his story shows how a Scout should behave in the face of difficulty. They should face all challenges, no matter how great or how terrifying it may appear, confidently and use every power that they can to try and overcome it – and the probability is that they will succeed.”
Chris Wright, District Commissioner of Watford South, added: “Our young people in Watford can only have this opportunity to gain the confidence to face the challenges if we have the adult volunteers to offer Scouting to all the young people who want to join.”