Scouts parade for St George

Scouts of all ages marched through Morpeth to honour the Patron Saint of England.

Young people from the Castle Morpeth District, including the areas of Morpeth, Pegswood, Ponteland and Stannington, went on the annual St George’s Day parade to St James’ Church from Sanderson Arcade.

Some of the beaver scouts in the parade.

Some of the beaver scouts in the parade.

Scouting flags and the St George’s flag were carried during the traditional journey.

The procession was led by members of the Northumberland Scottish Pipes and Drums band.

Those going to the church included Morpeth Mayor Nic Best, Mayoress Joan Howard and other representatives from Morpeth Town Council. A short and entertaining service attended by approximately 500 people was led by the Rector of Morpeth, Rev Simon White.

After the reaffirming of the Scout Promise, County Commissioner Peter Nicol gave out some long service and good conduct awards. In addition, a total of £220 was collected for the Great North Air Ambulance charity and Northumberland National Park Mountain Rescue Team.