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Celebrating the Patron Saint of Scouting

posted 25 Apr 2012, 14:39 by Stephen Harrison   [ updated 21 Aug 2013, 15:09 ]
Beaver scout carries flag at St George's day celebration
Scout carries flag at St Georges day celebration
Young people from beavers, cubs and scouts at 3rd Washington joined others from across the Houghton-Le-Spring district to celebrate St George, the patron saint of Scouting last week.

The event was held in a packed venue and gave young people and adults the opportunity to reflect on a year of scouting, to renew their promise and to celebrate awards. The event is an important part of the district calendar as it is the only event which brings all sections and all groups together and this years was the biggest ever with 447 young people and adults in attendance this year.

Congratulations to Gemma Younghusband (of Oxclose cubs, scouts and recently Oxclose after school club fame) who was presented with the Chief Scout's Commendation for Good Service.

Baden-Powell chose Saint George to be The Patron Saint of The Scout Association because he felt that the Saint George of legend set a good example of faith, courage and perseverance.

It was a proud night for the 3rd Washington leader team to see so many group members in attendance. Thank you to everyone who attended and made the event such a success.

The aim of the 3rd Washington Scouts is to promote the development of young people in achieving their full physical, intellectual, social and spiritual potential, as individuals, as responsible citizens and as members of their local, national and international communities.