Wellingborough District Scout Groups raise flags to celebrate return to face-to-face meetings

Scouts have returned to face-to-face meetings

Scout groups across the Wellingborough District have been celebrating the return of face-to-face meetings and their patron Saint - St George - by putting the flags out.

The District Scout headquarters at Dale End in Croyland Road, Wellingborough has been festooned with an array of over 800m of bunting.

Especially designed and decorated by young people, and adults across the Scouting District, the festive flags have been marking St George and the return to Scout activities.

Dale End Scout Centre bedecked in flags for St George's Day to welcome back the restart of Scouting

Caroline Jewell, deputy district commissioner for Scouting programme, said: "This is the third display we have put up throughout lockdown to show the local community that we are still here.

"With the lifting of restrictions we are slowly getting back to normal, and we would love to welcome old and new members."

Due to the Covid restrictions the annual St George’s Day parade had to be cancelled for the second year running.

However the Scouts were determined to show that they are very much active and celebrating.

A look back to St George's Day 2015

Mrs Jewell added: "This fantastic display would not be possible without the adult volunteers who give their time so freely."

Wellingborough District comprise 15 groups - six within Wellingborough and nine in the surrounding villages - including one Sea Scouts and one Air Scouts group.

If you are interested in finding out more about local Scouts click here to visit www.wellingboroughscouts.co.uk.