VIDEO: Thousands attend Wicksteed Park St George’s Day parade

Hundreds of youngsters have paraded through Wicksteed Park as part of the the annual St George’s Day festivities.

Scouts, Cubs and Beavers from across the region marched across the Kettering park this afternoon (Sunday, April 21) before attending a ceremony at the pavilion in which they renewed their promises.

Organisers estimated more than 1,000 youngsters and adults packed into the pavilion for a service led by Rev Helen Carr and featuring performances from the Corby Gang Show. District Commissioner Bob Peden was also invested by County Commissioner Tony Keay.

There were also awards presented to long-serving members of the Scouting movement, including to Karen Sloan, a member of the Scout Fellowship and who is also instrumental in the Kettering Gang Show.

“There were a lot of tears, because I didn’t know I was getting it,” she said.

To see more pictures from the parade click here.