Parade marks St George’s Day

By Mark Elson   |   Senior Reporter   |
Wednesday 3rd May 2017 6:40 am
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NEARLY 200 scouts descended on Coleford town centre for the first Forest of Dean Scouts district St George’s Day parade.

They were joined by other youth organisations including local cadets for the parade from the town’s police station to the clock tower.

At the tower a new standard for the Scouts was dedicated and a service was led by the Vicar of Coleford, Rev Sarah Bick.

Among those present were the Mayor of Coleford, Cllr Paul Kay, the Deputy Mayor of Coleford, Cllr Nick Penny, the Scouts’ district commissioner for the Forest, Mr Gary Law, vice-chairman of the Forest of Dean District Council, Cllr James Bevan, the Mayor of Lydney, Cllr Bob Berryman, the Mayor of Newent, Cllr Eddie Wood

Cllr Penny said: “It was a wonderful event with so many scouts renewing their vows and it will happen again next year.”

Later that day, the scouts were at the Forest Activities Festival at Speech House where they invited visitors to toast marshmallows over an open fire.

The organisation is looking to recruit more adult helpers and even tried to persuade some of Gloucestershire Troopers Star Wars group at the event to sign up.

For more information about opportunities with the scouts visit www.fodscouts.

org.uk

•See this week’s Review for more photographs.

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