CELEBRATION OF ST GEORGE'S DAY - PATRON SAINT OF SCOUTING & ROVERING

Written by Matt Thompson.

NSW Rovers is again holding their annual service to commemorate St
George's Day.

The service will be held on Wednesday 22nd April - being the Eve of St
George's Day - at 7.30pm.

The invitation is extended to all members of the  Scouting and Guiding
families.

This service is a non-demonimational thanksgiving service to St George
who was chosen by Baden-Powell to be patron saint of the Scouting
Movement.

Baden-Powell recounted in "Scouting for Boys" that the Knights of the
Round Table 'had as their patron saint St George because he was the
only one of all the saints who was a horseman. He is the patron saint
of cavalry, from which the word chivalry is derived'.

On St George's Day, Rovers are bidden to remember their Promise and
the Scout Law.

So:
- the service will start at 7.30pm. We ask people to be there at 7pm
- it will be held in St James' Church - 173 King Street, Sydney
- bring your Crew flag / St George flag if you want it to be blessed
- wear full neat (blue) uniform for this service
- encourage all members of your Crew to attend this important annual event

Should you have any questions, please contact Nick Wolf (NSW  Branch Rover
Council Activities & Service Officer) at or on 0413
221 296.

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