St George's Day Parade
Hundreds of Scouts and Guides are expected to be at the annual St George's Day parade

Hundreds of young people in the Scout and Guide movements will be on parade in Newark on Sunday for the annual St George’s Day parade.

Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Explorers from eight groups in the Newark district will be joined for the first time by a Network group made up of 18 to 25-year-olds.

Rainbows, Brownies, Guides and Rangers from Newark’s Girl Guiding groups will also take part as young people parade their flags through the town in full uniform.

"It is a showcase for Scouting and Guiding."

Newark’s joint district commissioner for Scouting, Mr Ian Todd, said: “We are the biggest youth organisation in the town.

“Some in the community think we just meet once a week and stay indoors, but this is a way of us getting out and showing people what we are all about.

“There is always a good turnout from parents, grandparents and family. It is a showcase for Scouting and Guiding.

“It is also a chance to promote Scouting in a positive way. This is one day where we can get out there and promote ourselves.”

The Scouts, Guides and leaders will meet in the Mount Primary School carpark on King’s Road at 2.30pm before parading through the town centre.

The route will include King’s Road, Wilson Street, Church Street, Market Place, Stodman Street, Middlegate and Kirkgate.

There will be a service in Newark Parish Church where Scouts and Guides will renew their promises.

Awards will be presented to members in both organisations.

Scouts and Guides will then form-up on Church Street and parade around the Market Place where the Mayor of Newark, Mr Dean Hyde, and Newark and Sherwood District Council chairman Mr Tony Roberts will take a salute before the parade is dismissed.