Block A, Centre House
Thursday 12th April 2012
Hundreds of Scouts will march through a city accompanied by a brass band to show their commitment to the organisation as part of St George's Day celebrations.
Scouting groups from across Portsmouth will march along the seafront from South Parade Pier before a mass picnic at Southsea Castle.
Portsmouth Scouts commissioner Ron Jacobs said: "St George is our patron saint because of his faith and courage in the presence of a danger or difficulty, including a dragon. Scouts from all over the world will be celebrating in some way to reaffirm their promise and acknowledge what it means to be a Scout."
Joining in the April 22 events will be Thomas Cole, a young leader with 22nd Portsmouth Scouts. He said: "I'm looking forward to marching through the city. Each year the event reminds me of the adventurous and challenging activities, the friendships I've made and community projects I've taken part in."
St George's Day is on April 23.
To get involved with Scouting in Portsmouth visit http://www.portsmouthscouts.co.uk.
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