St George is the patron saint of Scouts and every year this is celebrated, traditionally with a parade. This year we celebrated with a festival!

The festival was held at Ark Alexandra Academy, Park Avenue on Saturday 20 April. St George's Day, traditional is when Scouts hold ceremonies to reaffirm their Promise in a national act of dedication.

The festival featured stalls from groups from around the Hastings, Rye and District area, featuring splat a rat, smores over a camp fire, tombolas, boat racing, ring toss, hook a duck, the stocks and many more. Hastings Police, East Sussex Fire and Rescue and the RNLI also had stands. Eastbourne District Scout First Aid Team also attended to provide first aid support for the event and had a stall. We also had displays by drummers, a gymnastic display team, twirlers and members of The Gang Show took to the arena!

The festival was a huge success and raised lots of money for the groups across the district.

The festival concluded with Squirrels, Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Explorers and renewing their promises during the day and a district wide renewal to end the day.

Well done and a massive thank you to all those involved in the organisation and running of the event!

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