Pembroke Dock chosen to host scouts annual parade

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CROWDS lined the streets of Pembroke Dock on Sunday, April 27 to watch the Pembrokeshire Scouts annual St George’s Day Parade.

The parade was made up of around 300 adults and children from scouting groups across the county, including Pembroke, Pembroke Dock, Lamphey, Kilgetty, Narberth, Milford Haven, Johnston, Neyland, Haverfordwest, Roch and Goodwick.

The procession, led by the talented 948 (Haverfordwest and City of St Davids) squadron band, set off from Pembroke Dock Community School at around 2.30pm, arriving at Zion Chapel in Meyrick Street.

The service was conducted by Rev Hugh Michael, with accompaniment from Angela Michael on the organ. Special guests included the mayors of Pembroke, Pembroke Dock, Neyland and Milford Haven.

All members of Scouts attending from Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Explorers and Adults renewed their Scout promise and the county commissioner Sue Benbow presented awards to leaders for their service to scouting.

Margaret A Brown, manager Pembrokeshire Scout Active Support, said: “Pembroke Dock was chosen for the service and parade this year because of the town's bicentenary, and the local groups gave a short history of their groups, which proved to be very interesting.

"Thanks to James Parfitt for printing the order of service Sheets free of charge, the Police for all their help keeping our route clear, to the Rev. Hugh Michael and members of the Zion Chapel for all their help and assistance, and leaders and members of the Scout Active Support for all their help on the day and beforehand.”

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