Alderley District Scouts have been chosen to lead a county-wide parade featuring hundreds of Scouts, Beavers, Cubs and Explorer Scouts, plus Scout leaders, which will take place in Chester this Sunday (9th June).
The district – which includes groups from Alderley Edge, Handforth, Holmes Chapel, Lindow and Wilmslow – will take pride of place at the head of the parade, along with the Alderley District Scout Band.
They will then lead the annual County Sunday parade, which will follow a route to and from Chester Cathedral.
Always a spectacular sight, every single Scouting section across the ten Cheshire district groups will gather in the city centre with their colours, or flags, flying high as they march to and from Castle Square before attending a service in the historic cathedral.
This year’s event has the theme of inclusivity, under the heading of ‘Scouting is for everyone’.
The service, which will be led by canon precentor Jeremy Dussek, will feature readings on this subject.
The parade is scheduled to begin at 3pm, with the church service starting at around 3.45pm.
Alderley District commissioner, David Giles said: “We are thrilled that our district has the honour of leading the parade this year, which is one of the most important events in our calendar.
“We encourage locals and parents to join us in Chester to witness this fantastic celebration of Scouting and to enjoy the traditional service in the cathedral, which is open to those of any religion and those with none.
“As always, we rely on the support of our team of volunteers to enable events like these to take place and we would encourage anyone interested in becoming a Scouting leader in future to get in touch.”
Anyone interested can find out more at: www.alderleyscouts.org.uk