Hundreds of Beavers, Cubs and Scouts gathered together to celebrate the return of their St George’s Day Parade on Sunday (24th April).
The popular annual event, featuring troops from all around the town, has not been able to take place during the past two years due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
So they were delighted to be able to march once again, enjoying a new, scenic route, as they were cheered on by crowds of supporters along the route.
They all formed up in Princes Park, next to the magnificent Big Wheel at Southport Pleasureland.
At 2pm they paraded out of Princes Park, with their flags held high, before marching along the Esplanade, onto the Promenade, past Silcock’s Funland and Carousel and down the slope at the Kings Gardens Tea Rooms, along King’s Gardens by the side of Marine Lake, and over the historic Venetian Bridge back on to Princes Park.
Once back at the park, they formed a giant horse shoe formation and renewed their Scouting Promise.
A Sefton North Scouts spokesperson said: “After a couple of years break our District was able to hold our Annual St.George’s Day parade on Sunday, this year with a new route leading from Princes Park, around the South End of the Marine Lake and returning to the Park to renew our Promises.
“The sun shone for us and it was great to see lots of our young people and adult volunteers turned out in full smart uniform.
“Many thanks to our organising team for a great day and to our parent helpers who marshalled for us.”
The parade previously marched through Southport, starting from Waterside Lodge before travelling over the Marine Parade Bridge, along The Promenade, Leicester Street, and across Lord Street to Holy Trinity Church.