Hemel Scouts prepared to adapt for alternative St George's Day

Hemel Scouts are finding innovative ways to celebrate St George’s day during the coronavirus lockdown.

Thursday, 23rd April 2020, 4:14 pm

Traditionally, Scouts gather together to renew their Promise on St George’s day as St George is the patron saint of Scouting - a link that came from the founder of the Scouts Robert Baden Powell himself.

With the current restrictions in place, the normal proceedings are not possible. Therefore, Scouts will be marking the day in the following ways:

- Holding a 'clap for carers' at 6:30pm this evening to incorporate younger members for whom 8pm is too late

Hemel Scouts

- Renewing their pledge via Zoom

- Encouraging Scouts to to display a Scouting-themed “rainbow” in the window of their homes

- Taking part in the neckerchief challenge- Promoting the 'Hike to the Moon' challenge where Scouts are asked to get sponsored to walk a mile around their homes and gardens

District Commissioner for Hemel Hempstead Scouts said: “Our 'Scouting at Home' activities have proved really popular with young people as it has encouraged them to continue outdoors activities and given some continued sense of normality.”