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Why do we celebrate St George's Day?

Baden-Powell chose St George as the Patron Saint of Scouting as the story of St George show him overcoming adversity. 

To quote Baden-Powell: "All Scouts should know his story. St.George was typical of what a Scout should be.

When he was faced by a difficulty or danger, however great it appeared, even in the shape of a dragon - he did not avoid it or fear it but went at it with all the power he could ...

That is exactly the way a Scout should face a difficulty or danger no matter how great or how terrifying it may appear. He should go at it boldly and confidently, using every power that he can to try and overcome it, and the probability is that he will succeed."

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St. George - Patron Saint of Scouting (FS295414)

 

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