St George's Day
St George was taken as the patron saint of Scouting. Traditionally Scouts would parade on St George's Day, typically at the local church or through the local town followed by a reaffirmation of their scouting promise. These days the focus is more on getting together for some fun and games in the new Spring weather although the reaffirming of your Beaver or Cub promise alongside hundreds of fellow cubs, scouts and beavers is still an important part. Each St. George's Day is also marked by a service in St. George's Chapel in Windsor Castle, which is open to all recipients of the Queen's Scout Award in the previous year.
Each year all the Cubs and Beavers and many of the Scouts in the Cambridge District celebrate St George's Day with a day of fun and sports followed by a St George's Day parade.
There is a shield for the winning pack and the winning colony, with points being awarded for each sport or activity, typically in heats against cubs or beavers of similar ages. The totals are averaged across each pack or colony and the winners claims the shield until next year.
In the afternoon we parade our pack 'Colours', our flags, from the venue for the sports, through the neighbouring streets to a special service at a church where we sometimes invest new cubs or award achievements to our leaders, and we all renew our promises.