As well as being the patron saint of England, Saint George is also the patron saint of Scouting and so every year scouts across the country mark the occasion of St Georges Day.

On Sunday (22nd April) – St Georges Day Parade
This is the one occasion of the year when all Scouts in the District parade together and:
Everyone is expected to attend

Please ensure that your uniform is of the highest standard, with:

  • New Badges - sewn on your uniform (especially the membership badges). It would be great to see everyone wearing their new badges (Preston Guild, Project Peru and Diamond Jubilee)
  • Old Badges - removed (Preston Cen)
  • Neckerchiefs - washed, ironed, nicely rolled, with a woggle.
  • Scout trousers (or school trousers if you do not have any)
  • School shoes (no trainers)

On the day…
Mrs Gardner has kindly agreed that St Anthony’s pupils may wear their Beaver, Cub or Scout uniform to school on Monday 23rd April.

Following on from this, if anyone should express an interest in Scouting, we do have spaces available, please speak to the section leaders or myself. There is also a recruiter badge available for young people bringing along a friend who goes on to be invested.

The Scout Association is the UK’s largest mixed youth movement. We offer activities, adventure and personal development opportunities to more than 400,000 young people and 100,000 adult volunteers. We believe in helping young people grow in confidence and explore their potential as well as providing a range of adult volunteering opportunities.


Volunteering for Scouting gives you the chance to try different activities, visit new places and learn and share skills. You can decide how much or little time you wish to give and how you spend that time. It could be an evening a week or one weekend a year.

  •  you’ll have fun and feel rewarded 
  • you’ll learn new skills 
  • you’ll make new friends 
  • you’ll gain externally recognised qualifications 
  • you’ll add to your CV (practical skills, team working, management skills, communication) 
  • you’ll make a difference and give something back to your community. 
Prior experience or a connection with Scouting is not necessary and we welcome people from different backgrounds.

There are plenty of opportunities, including
  • working directly with young people 
  • supporting or managing other volunteers 
  • providing specialist support, such as in fundraising, training or media relations 
  • managing events 
  • looking after the administrative side of Scouting, such as a secretary or treasurer. 
No matter what you are interested in or what skills you wish to develop, there is a role for you.

By volunteering, you will be making a positive difference to the lives of young people. From archery to canoeing, camping to drama, young people get the opportunity to try new things, explore their talents, develop their values and beliefs and make the most out of life.

Most adults involved in providing Scouting to young people juggle this commitment with work and family life. Remember, you can decide how much or little time you give to Scouting – occasional help is better than no help at all

  • a telephone support and information service 
  • a full colour, 80 page magazine six times a year 
  • six special supplements each year for your specialist area 
  • ongoing training and development 
  • a dedicated and daily updated website with thousands of downloadable resources to help you in your role 
  • discounts on a range of outdoor gear and other offers 
Tell us how you could help
Saturday 14 April 2012  

Older Cubs and Scouts needed to help at the SVP society's annual Easter Party. 

Young people will help the older people at the party in getting into church and the Social centre, serving drinks and food, and playing bingo.

Meet outside church at 1145am and collect from the social centre at 4pm.  Full smart uniform (no trainers).

Put your name down here - Count me in

Preston Guild year is now well underway and you may have seen the Preston Passion on TV over the Easter weekend. The main Guild week is in September and we are now looking for people to get involved and be part of the Scout Group's Guild events.

For many people their strongest memories of Preston Guild are of taking part or watching the spectacular processions. 

There are 3 processions relevant to the Group:

  • Saturday 3rd September 2pm - Churches ProcessionSt Anthony's parish are well on with the planning for this event
  • Friday 7th September 11am - Community ProcessionPreston District scouts will have a float in this procession and are looking for 80 young people to take part.  Note that this is a school day and consent will be required for pupils to be absent on this day.
  • Saturday 8th September 8pm - Torchlight Procession7th Fulwood are entering a walking float in the Grand Finale of Guild Week and everyone is invited to join us.
If your son or daughter is interested in being in these processions let us know - Count me in

We need your help!

I'd like to get a group of adult's together to help organise the torchlight procession.  A variety of jobs are available including: sharing ideas, administration, making things, publicity and stewarding on the evening.  Don't worry if you don't have much time available, we appreciate anything you can offer.

Let us know what you could do - I'd like to help