Every year, Scouts across Watford celebrate Scouting’s patron saint, St George.
Scouts celebrate St George’s Day as the Scout Movement’s founder, Robert Baden-Powell.
Baden-Powell chose St George to be the Patron Saint as the story of St George shows him overcoming adversity.
On Sunday 28 April 2019, 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.
Watford North Scouts, which has groups based from Bricket Wood to Woodside and Abbots Langley to Leggatts, held its annual St George’s Day Parade with over 200 young people and adults walked from the Harebreaks to Christ Church on St Alban’s Road, and back again after a short multi-faith service on the theme of our World
Watford South Scouts, which has groups based 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!”