St George’s Day parade a ‘very proud moment’ for Ipswich Scouts

Members of the Scouting family during the Wolsey District St George's Day parade

Members of the Scouting family during the Wolsey District St George's Day parade - Credit: Archant

Proud Scouts, Cubs and Beavers paraded through Ipswich on Sunday as part of the annual St George’s Day celebrations.

Youngsters from the Wolsey divison, which includes 15 groups from Ipswich, Brantham, Bramford and the surrounding area, attended a ceremony in St Mary-le-Tower church.

Beforehand they assembled at the Cornhil and then paraded to the church.

After the service, which was taken by Rev Andrew Dotchin, they returned to the Cornhill before being dismissed.

Jenny Mullen, county commissioner for Suffolk Scouts and acting district commissioner for Wolsey, said the day was “wonderful, as it always is”.

She added: “Every group in the Wolsey district was represented and we had Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Explorer Scouts there.

“It is a time when we renew our promise, it was a very proud moment. Parents and grandparents were very proud of their young people.”

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Mrs Mullen said all of the groups were involved in the service at St Mary-le-Tower.

The other districts in Suffolk (Bury St Edmunds, Deben, Lowestoft, Orwell, Stowmarket, Sudbury and Waveney Valley) will hold their St George’s Day parades across the county this Sunday.