Photo gallery: Scouts mark St George’s Day with lantern parade on Great Yarmouth seafront

Scouts from the Yarmouth area parade along North Drive, Yarmouth for St George's day.

Scouts from the Yarmouth area parade along North Drive, Yarmouth for St George's day. - Credit: Nick Butcher

Walkers taking a stroll along Great Yarmouth seafront yesterday evening were met by a snaking line of Scouts as they marched down the prom to celebrate St George's Day.

The English hero is the patron saint of the Scouting movement and hundreds of youngsters from across the borough turned out in force to mark the special connection, by organising a lantern parade.

The marching youngsters were accompanied by a model dragon and the 160 year old Norfolk Scouting lantern, as they made their way from the Waterways to Great Yarmouth High School.

Once at the school an indoor fire was lit and awards were handed out to various groups for their work over the last year.

The 1st Acle and 1st Belton groups were presented with the St George's flag and Scouting flags as an award for their achievement and development, while 1st Gorleston scooped the Pater Batley accolade for their community involvement.

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Michelle O'Keefe, from 1st Gorleston Scouts, said everyone had enjoyed the celebrations, especially the young leaders that organised it.

'They're already plotting when they can do something else to support the district,' she added. 'Everybody that was there was saying how much they enjoyed it and seeing young people take the lead.'

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