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Patriotic Scouts to mark St George's Day in Lowestoft

PUBLISHED: 13:16 22 April 2015

BACK THEN: Lowestoft Scouts involved in the St Georges Day Parade last year (2014). Pictures: MICK HOWES

BACK THEN: Lowestoft Scouts involved in the St Georges Day Parade last year (2014). Pictures: MICK HOWES

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It has been a traditional feature of scouting in Lowestoft for decades.

BACK THEN: Lowestoft Scouts involved in the St Georges Day Parade last year (2014). Pictures: MICK HOWESBACK THEN: Lowestoft Scouts involved in the St Georges Day Parade last year (2014). Pictures: MICK HOWES

And next weekend, Scouts, Cubs, Beavers and their leaders from across the Lowestoft district will be parading to celebrate St. George’s Day.

This year’s service, in honour of the patron saint of Scouting and England, will be held at 3pm in St. Margaret’s Church, Lowestoft on Sunday, April 26.

The parade will assemble at the eastern end of St. Margaret’s Road at 2.15pm and will then march to the Church. The salute will be taken in the presence of guests of honour at the entrance to Poplars School.

The parade will be headed by the District Explorer Unit followed by the Beavers, Cubs and Scouts from each group. At the Church entrance, the Colour Parties will form the traditional arch through which the parade and congregation will pass.

Lowestoft Scouts District Commissioner, Mel Buck, said: “The parade is a tradition that has been a feature of scouting in Lowestoft for years. But whilst the parade will be traditional, this year we have made a few changes to the service to bring it up to date.”

To ensure the safety of those taking part in the parade, sections of St. Margaret’s Road will be closed to traffic at intervals between 2.15pm and 4.30pm and organisers would like to thank Suffolk Highways for their help with traffic management.

For more information, contact Rodney Turner on 07717 762 097.

Have you got a Lowestoft story? Email mark.boggis@archant.co.uk

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