Selby and District Scout Council recently held an event marking the passing of St George’s Day on Sunday, April 24.
Local scout and guide volunteers began the day by parading the streets surrounding Selby Abbey, later filling it for a service in honour of the patron saint of scouting, St George. The first since the Covid-19 pandemic, the event celebrated the act of volunteering. A key focus of the day was to highlight the benefits of being a volunteer, with special emphasis being placed upon the health and well-being advantages of committing acts of service within the community and wider area. The Scout Council wished to pay thanks to the Revd Canon John Weetman, members of Selby Abbey, The City of York Pipers, Community TM Road Closure Company, The Trefoil Guild and all the young people, leaders and parents for helping make the day so special. The next parade is set to take place on St George’s Day itself, on Sunday, April 23, 2023, following a theme of scouting around the world in line with the 25th World Scout Jamboree in South Korea. More details of this event will be available in the coming year.
The parade took place on the surrounding streets of the Abbey. (05-05-221 SU)