Scouts relive dragon legend

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AROUND 1,000 scouts will bring to life the legend of St George and the dragon he slayed to mark the patron saint’s national day.

Barnsley scouts are taking part in the mock battle as part of their celebrations for their first St George’s Day ceremony on Sunday afternoon.

They will also parade scout flags and, earlier in the day, enjoy activities at Wentworth Castle Gardens.

Treasure hunts, orienteering, archery and geocaching – a treasure hunting game using GPS – are planned.

At 2.30pm scouts, their families and friends will make their way to Stainborough Castle for a 30 minute service and the mock battle.

St George’s Day was on Monday.

n For more details visit www.wentworthcastle.org or call 01226 776040.