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.
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.
“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.”