St George’s Day parade marks an end and new beginning

1st Hinchley Wood scout group were out in force at the St George’s Day Parade on 27 April. The occasion was blessed with a fine breezy afternoon which helped to make it all the more enjoyable.

St George’s Day Parade, 2019

The Beavers, Cubs, Scouts & Explorers carried and escorted flags, read Laws, prayers and helped with the collection, supported of course by the Leaders & Assistants. Thanks to the parents that acted as road stewards and to the Group Members & parents who attended the Parade.

After the parade, the group welcomed a new smaller minibus – the fruits of hard work by many fundraisers – and said ‘farewell’ to the old blue minibus, after 27 years faithful service with 1st Hinchley Wood.

The new smaller minibus

The old bus has been donated and is destined for new adventures in  Zimbabwe with a charity there, thanks to Beaver leader Ian Broderick for the idea and the contact with Billy and Zimbabwe.