This year we returned to face-to-face events and joined groups across the Ashby and Coalville district to celebrate St George’s Day. Breaking from tradition, rather than a parade this year we went on a ramble through woodland, forests and old railway tracks at Moira and Conkers.

This year was a special event for 1st Markfield, as we led the ramble carrying the UK, England St George’s Cross and our group colours. Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Explorers, Leaders and Parents joined the ramble, later joined by the 1st Ibstock Scout band. Members joined together at Conkers for a ceremony where they renewed their promise, received chief scout awards and awards for service.

Why do we celebrate St George’s Day?

We celebrate St George’s Day because Baden-Powell chose St George to be the patron saint of Scouts. He wanted St George’s Day to be a time to reflect on the Scout Promise and what it means to be a Scout. Want to know more? Visit A soldier, a saint, a Scout? to test your knowledge, and find out more about St George.

Renewing our Promise

St George’s Day is a great opportunity to reflect on and renew our Promise. The Promise is a simple way to help young people and adults celebrate their shared Scout values. Every Scout promises to stick by these values when they become a member. 

Want to join in?

Visit to contact us. At present, we have no Scout section for young people aged (10.5-14 years)- without volunteers we cannot run. You don’t need prior experience and Scouting is a great way to learn new skills, help the local community and become part historic international movement. Visit for more information.