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St. George's Day


Who is St. George?

St. George is the patron saint of England. His emblem, a red cross on a white background, is the flag of England. Adopted by Richard the Lion heart it was brought to England in the 12th century.

St. George is also the patron saint of the scouting movement.


St. George's Day Parade

Many Scout troops in the United Kingdom take part in a St. George's Day Parade on the nearest Sunday to April 23rd. Some sort of service is usually held during which a "renewal of promise" takes place where the Scouts renew the Scout Promise they made at joining.



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