St Georges Day

Not a Dragon in sight as we celebrated St Georges Day at the top of Curley Hill this year.

St Georges Day has been celebrated by the Scout Movement since Scouts was created. On par with a Christmas feast back in the 15th Century, we chose to celebrate it this year by climbing to our highest point and renewing our promise to our country.

Interestingly the red cross of St George was first flown as a flag in 1407 on John Cabots incredible voyage to discover Newfoundland. Sir Francis Drake and Sir Walter Raleigh then took up the idea and in 1620 it was flown on the foremast of the Mayflower as an early Union Flag; combining St Georges Cross with that of St Andrews Saltire (the Scottish flag with the diagonal white cross on the dark blue background).

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