VIDEO: Scouts parade through Sheffield for St George

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Sheffield city centre was brought to a standstill as 1,500 Scouts paraded through the streets to celebrate St George.

Hundreds of parents and passers-by watched as the Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and their leaders marched by to mark St George’s Day and the patron saint of England.

St Georges Day Parade by Sheffield Scout groups around the centre of Sheffield Picture Dean Atkins

St Georges Day Parade by Sheffield Scout groups around the centre of Sheffield Picture Dean Atkins

A marching band led the procession of Scouts from Hallam, Norfolk, Don and Sheaf groups yesterday as it completed a circuit from the City Hall, via West Street and Leopold Street.

Beforehand, a group of about 100 Scouts had united at the City Hall for a concert.

Pete Chambers, chairman of the Sheffield City Scout Association’s event organising committee, said: “They put a show on at the City Hall and it was a bit of everything. It had a Dr Who theme so they were able to go back in time in their performance to re-visit key moments in history such as Scouting founder Lord Robert Baden-Powell’s time in Kenya and the legendary Chrismas Day football match during the First World War.

“The parade was also brilliant, there was a great atmosphere. The children were loving it.

St Georges Day Parade by Sheffield Scout groups around the centre of Sheffield Lord Mayor Cllr Peter Rippon on the steps of the City Hall Picture Dean Atkins

St Georges Day Parade by Sheffield Scout groups around the centre of Sheffield Lord Mayor Cllr Peter Rippon on the steps of the City Hall Picture Dean Atkins

“At the end of the day they had a good time, they marched through the streets, they saw the Lord Mayor, Coun Peter Rippon, and saluted him. From my point of view, it was perfect.”

St Georges Day Parade by Sheffield Scout groups around the centre of Sheffield Picture Dean Atkins

St Georges Day Parade by Sheffield Scout groups around the centre of Sheffield Picture Dean Atkins

St Georges Day Parade by Sheffield Scout groups around the centre of Sheffield Picture Dean Atkins

St Georges Day Parade by Sheffield Scout groups around the centre of Sheffield Picture Dean Atkins

Crowds gather for the St George's Day concert and parade by Sheffield Scouts. Picture: Joey O'Connell

Crowds gather for the St George's Day concert and parade by Sheffield Scouts. Picture: Joey O'Connell