St Georges Day Celebration 2017

The District Team would like all the Groups in the Forest to come together on Sunday 23 April 2017 to celebrate our Patron Saint and to Renew our Scout Promise together.


In conjunction with Coleford Town Council a St Georges Day Youth Parade will be held in Coleford town centre with a short assembly around the Clock Tower.  It is hoped we will be joined by other youth groups such as St John Ambulance Cadets, Fire & Rescue Cadets & Police Cadets and a band.  This gives a great opportunity for the Scouts in the Forest District to come together to renew our Promise in a public arena.


The final Parade route is yet to be confirmed depending on road closures but should include one circuit of the town centre.  Plans are under way to purchase a new District banner and this will be dedicated during the Parade.


The Forest Activity Festival is also being held the same day on the Speech House Field and it has kindly been arranged with the organisers that all youth members attending the Parade in uniform will be given a voucher to allow them free entry to the festival.  It is hoped that once the Parade has finished we can travel up to Speech House and try the multitude of free activities on offer there. Please see the festival website for more details at

Provisional timings are to assemble at 10:00am with the Parade starting at 10:15 am and the service to commence at 10:30am at the Clock Tower and conclude at 11:15am.