St George’s Day always brings the Guiding and Scouting Associations together as they parade through the main streets of Heywood; this year’s parade gathered an unprecedented amount of Guide and Scout members and volunteers.
Rainbows, Brownies, Guides, and The Senior Section, led by their Leaders and joined by members of the Trefoil Guild, paraded in full uniform with unit flags and boards. Parading from Harwood Park Primary
School to St Luke’s Church under beautiful blue skies, the Associations packed out the church and renewed their Promises.
Alyson Quinn, Division Commissioner, “St George’s Day is an excellent chance for us to join the celebrations. I’m proud of all the members and Leaders who attended today to represent Girlguiding and Heywood.”
Andrew Weekes, PR and Public Affairs Adviser, “We look forward to St George’s Day every year; it’s a fantastic opportunity to be seen within the community. The last six months have been a huge push to get seen and known. Hopefully the members and Leaders can inspire new girls and volunteers to get involved.”
Isabella Howarth, aged 6 of St Luke’s Rainbows, attended her first St George’s Day Parade. St Luke’s performed the role of Duty Group for Girlguiding which allowed Isabella to lead the girls in parade and in renewing their Rainbow Promise. Afterwards, Isabella said “It’s been really fun. I was a little scared at the front but I had my friends and sister with me.”
Photo Credit: Girlguiding Heywood Division Photographer – Andrew Ridgway, Ridgway Photography