Yesterday, over 500 Scouts, Guides and adult volunteers gathered at the Queen’s Gardens in Newcastle to take part in the annual St. George’s Day Parade.

The parade, which was lead for the first time by 1st Porthill Scout Group’s Drum Corps, went up the Ironmarket and then to the War Memorial in Red Lion Square where it took the salute from the Scout and Guide District Commissioners as well as the Mayor and Mayoress of Newcastle.DSC04674

Photos courtesy of N A Wood

After passing the War Memorial, everyone gathered in St. Giles’ Church for a service of celebration and a renewal of the Scouting and Guiding Promises. As part of  the service, the Beavers from 107th Westlands acted out the story of St. George and the Dragon and 1st Porthill’s Drum Corp gave another demonstration of their skills.

This year was thought to be the best turn out for a number of years and St. Giles’ Church was full to capacity!

More photos can be seen in 1st Porthill Gallery and a video can be seen on 1st Porthill’s YouTube page. If anyone else has any photos and / or videos they’d like to share, please let us know.