Newark District Scouts will mark St. George’s Day with a program of youth-led activities, instead of the traditional church service.
Groups of Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Explorers from across the district will gather at the Newark Library for their annual St. George’s Day Parade, starting at 11 a.m. on Sunday.
The parade will follow a new route, along Baldertongate and Bridge Street to Market Square.
An awards ceremony will be held to recognize the achievements of Scouts in the District – including the presentation of several Scout Leader awards – in front of City Hall.
After the parade ends at noon, Scouts and their families will be invited to a picnic in the grounds of Newark Castle where the Scout group will perform.
Starting at 12:30 p.m., a Scouting Showcase will take place in Riverside Park, with each group offering a different activity including live Monopoly, cooking, pioneers and crafts.
The new St. George’s Day approach is led by young people themselves.
Deputy District Youth Commissioner Tilly Muller said: “This year he has a modern approach. It was designed entirely by young people, so we ditched the church service and opted for a showcase of scouting.