January 31 2015 Latest news:
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Hundreds of Scouts from across the Great Yarmouth borough came together to celebrate St George’s Day with a global-themed afternoon of activities.
Story-telling, medal making, card games, colouring and music sessions were among the fun youngsters took part in when they met at St Andrew’s Church in Gorleston on Saturday.
Scouts, Cubs and Beavers from Martham, Caister, Gorleston and Great Yarmouth took part in the celebrations, which also saw the youngsters and their adult leaders renew their Scouting promise.
And awards were also handed out to each of the groups, before the activities got under way.
Each group was recognised for its achievement and development and awarded different flags for the year, and the Peter Batley trophy - presented to the branch which has done the most community work - was presented to First Caister.
The 320 youngsters then enjoyed games and activities that carried a Commonwealth Games theme, which included naming the nation via its flag.
The children also learnt about the story of St George and the dragon, and enjoyed a quiz to name famous Georges from across the world.
Jennifer Chetwynd, district commissioner for east Norfolk, said the afternoon had been a great success that everyone had enjoyed.
“There was a fantastic atmosphere. I was deafened by my question at the end when I asked if they had a good time,” she added.
“There were no youngsters that weren’t engaged or involved, and the adults enjoyed going round with their young people as well.”