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St. George’s Day service

Lancaster Guardian 27 April 1951:

It is customary for the local associations of Boy Scouts and Girl Guides to meet together for worship and thanksgiving on the Sunday nearest to St. George’s Day.

This year they chose to attend St. Paul’s Church, Scotforth, to honour St. George, the Patron Saint, to give thanks for the life and service of Robert Baden-Powell, and to take part in an act of re-dedication to the principles of Scouting and Guiding.

They were welcomed on Sunday afternoon by the Vicar of Scorton (Rev. D. Birney) who conducted an impressive service at which an address on “Courtesy and Chivalry” was given by the Rev. C. R. Ridley, Vicar of Christ Church.

Presentation of colours

After the singing of the National Anthem, 18 colour parties bearing Union flags and Scout and Guide emblems, proceeded slowly down the aisles to the Sanctuary where the colours were received by the District Commissioners.

Appropriate lessons were read by Patrol-leaders David France (29th Lancaster) {Salvation Army Hall, Lower Church Street, Lancaster} and Thelma Bibby (7th Lancaster). The Scout and Guide laws were recited by Patrol-leaders Colin Ward (13th Lancaster) and Jean Downham (3rd Lancaster).

All present repeated the Promise and during the act of re-dedication, led by District Commissioner Mr. H. Todd and District Commissioner, Mrs. Smart.

A collection for Guide charities amounted to £3 4s. 5d. The organist was Mr. B. Marrison.

AKELA.

 

Lonsdale Scouts