East Devon scouts parade in Beer to mark St George’s Day

PUBLISHED: 17:00 25 April 2017 | UPDATED: 06:36 01 May 2017

Honiton scouts at the St Georges day parade in Beer. Ref mhh 16 17TI 1368. Picture: Terry Ife

Honiton scouts at the St Georges day parade in Beer. Ref mhh 16 17TI 1368. Picture: Terry Ife


Beer Scouts hosted the district’s annual St George’s Day parade on Saturday morning and gave it a new flavour.

Each of the East Devon groups attended in full uniform with their banners.

They marched from the top car park to the beach where, after renewing their vows, the youngsters took part in a range of activities rather than the usual church service.

These included rock pooling, tent pitching competitions and launching paper rockets.

There was also an element of community service with the youngsters helping to tidy the pathway around Jubilee Gardens.

After activities on the beach and surrounding areas they all congregated back on the road, by the seafront, where they had a moment of reflection led by district commissioner Sally Yeo and each of the sections then renewed their scout promises.

The youngsters then paraded back up through the village and a lot of groups had a picnic lunch before leaving for their home towns and villages.

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