In April like every year the Beavers, Cubs and Scouts of Syston Scout Group celebrated the Patron Saint of England “St George”. This Years weekend was celebrated is a range of different ways from Fun Days to Traditional Street Parades.

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“Syston Beavers & Cubs” attended the Charnwood district St George’s funday, on Saturday 21st/22nd April. The event was at Oaks in Charnwood campsite and there were several other Beaver colonies and Cub Packs at the event from Charnwood district. There were several bases which each colony and Pack went to on a rota basis. There was St George based crafts, which were inside, as well as several outdoor activities. They toasted marshmallows, went in the “black Hole” (which is a crawl through caving activity) as well as going on a bouldering wall. One base was bouncy castles, which was naturally enjoyed by all the beavers and cubs. They also loved the campsite assault course. This was a bit muddy after all the rain, however, the beavers and cubs loved the mud! The day ended with a hotdog and then a campfire, with some of the beavers and cubs favourite songs. All the beavers and cubs really enjoyed the day and we were blessed with the weather, as it was a lovely day.

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“Syston Scout and Guide Band”, This year the band took part in two St George’s Day Parades; On the morning of 22nd April the band travelled over to Market Harborough to help the Scouts in their District. The Parade was very large with lots of Beavers, Cubs and Scouts, and Syston was joined by Wigston Scout & Guide Band to help parade them all through the streets of Market Harborough. In the afternoon, the band led the City St George’s Day Parade starting at Victoria Park. The route took them and 500 plus Beavers Cubs and Scouts heading alone Victoria Park and into Leicester University. During the parade the band also played with Wigston Band to entertain the procession heading into the services. As you can see Scouting offers something for every young person aged from 6 to 25 Years. It’s a great way to have fun, make friends, get outdoors, express your creativity and experience the wider world.