Henley Standard Property
HOME

Date:

Order your copy Advertise with us! HENLEY PAGES
Delivering the news from Henley on Thames and South Oxfordshire for over 100 years
  News     Sport    Celebrity   What's On Regulars Community Info Henley Standard TV Lifestyle Property Jobs Classifieds Gallery Trade
                               Follow us    Follow us    Newsfeed Search the Henley Standard  
Scouts honour St George
Published 01/05/14



ABOUT 400 beavers, cubs and scouts from across South Oxfordshire paraded through Henley to mark St George’s Day.

Duke Street, Hart Street and part of Greys Road were closed to traffic during the parade on Sunday afternoon.

Click here to view our picture gallery of competitors.

The boys and girls marched in line from The Henley College car park in Deanfield Avenue to St Mary’s Church in Hart Street.

Cub leader Richard Steel and scout leader Phil Ashworth led the parade and about 40 children carried the flags of their packs. One carried a Union flag while another carried a flag bearing the cross of St George. They were accompanied by about 50 leaders.

The youngsters are all part of the scouts’ Thames Chiltern district, which was formed just over a year ago. It includes packs from Henley, Shiplake, Sonning Common, Goring, Goring Heath, Stoke Row, Benson and Watlington.

The Chinnor Silver Band awaited the parade’s arrival in Market Place and began playing marching music as it turned into Hart Street.

The scouts’ families lined the streets and followed them towards the church while taking photographs.When they arrived at St Mary’s, 12 flag bearers formed a guard of honour as the rest of the youngsters filed inside.

Mayor Stefan Gawrysiak, Mayoress Catherine Allen-Notaras, Mayor-elect Martin Akehurst, Cllr Akehurst’s wife Glynis and Henley MP John Howell attended.

The hour-long service was delivered by the Rt Rev Colin Fletcher, Bishop of Dorchester. He blessed the district’s new flag before the scouts renewed their promise.

After the service, the roads were briefly shut again so that the youngsters could march back in the opposite direction.

Mr Steel said: “It went phenomenally well and the young people should be proud of what they achieved. They were very well-behaved and set a brilliant example for the scouting movement.

“This event helps them realise there’s more than just their own section out there. It helps them to feel they’re part of something bigger. Hopefully it is something they will remember for the rest of their lives.”

The parade is held annually on the closest Sunday to St George’s Day.


Published 01/05/14

MOST POPULAR
Benson becomes Midsomer
Hobbs launch 'Midsomer Murders'
Former Primary head accused of sex offences
Henley welcomes new Mayor
Henley start-up in line up for Virgin award
‘Roads will be at breaking point ’
Clooney's refurbishment plans approved
These two beautiful, historic villages need your support if they are to continue to thrive
LATEST NEWS HEADLINES
Fun in the sun for HAODS run
True blue councillor becomes ’lady in red’
Giving young people hope and a home
Estate shows why it's proud of its name
So where’s our meeting room?
£50,000 traffic survey completed
Harpsden pre-school achieves highest rating
Eagle-eyed student returns ring to teacher
Six month delay in bed availability
School housing plan could affect poll
Henley Festival HQ move approved
Road closure for triathlon runners
Latest Video View more from   Henley Standard TV
ADVERTISE WITH US
LATEST SPORTS HEADLINES
Vikings conquer at Maidenhead regatta
Dragons roar to plate final win at Albert Dock
Double gold for Copus
Brakspear Ground hosts crunch encounter
Harpsden maintain winning run
Top Videos
 
Most Popular
 
 
 
 
Higgs Group
HIGGS GROUP
Tel: 01491 419400
www.higgsgroup.co.uk
HENLEY PAGES
Tel: 01491 419419
www.henleypages.com
HIGGS PRINTING & DESIGN
Tel: 01491 419429
www.higgsprinting.co.uk
HIGGS OFFICE SUPPLIES
Tel: 01491 419499
www.higgsofficesupplies.co.uk
HENLEY LIFE MAGAZINE
Tel: 01491 419449
www.henleylife.co.uk
HIGGS GROUP, Caxton House, 1 Station Road, Henley on Thames, Oxfordshire, RG9 1AD.

Cookie Policy | Copyright and Terms | Competition Rules | Contact Us | Advertise with us | Site Map
© Higgs & Co (Printers) Limited 2013  |  Registered in England number 1418717