Thousands of scouts parade the streets of Enfield Town to mark St George's Day

Scouts from the 19th Enfield group celebrating St George's Day

More than 2,000 Enfield guides and scouts paraded the streets in celebration

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More than 2,000 scouts and guides took the streets of Enfield for a carnival parade to celebrate St George’s Day.

Enfield North MP Nick de Bois, Edmonton MP Andy Love and mayor of Enfield Chaudhury Anwar accompanied the Scout groups of the borough on Sunday as they made their way through Enfield Town and along Silver Street.

Led by the Enfield District Scout Band, the parade concluded at Enfield Grammar Lower School where Paul Symons, the district commissioner for Enfield Scouts, addressed the parade.

The traditional parade by the scouts holds great importance as St George is the patron saint of Scouting.

Mr Symons said "It’s fantastic to see the young people of Enfield coming together to celebrate the patron saint of their country and of Scouting in such style. I am proud of them."

Rosie Meeks, a young leader and Explorer Scout at the 23rd Enfield group, said: "I love St George's Day, I'm so proud to take part with my Cubs - and we all get an ice lolly at the end!"

Mr de Bois praised the effort put in by the volunteers and believe it showed Enfield "at its best".

He said: "We must have seen 2,000 members of the Guides and Scouting movement at the St George's Day parade this Sunday, which was a wonderful occasion.

"A big thank you to the organisers and volunteers for putting on such a great day and of course most of all congratulations to all the scouts and guides who took part. It was Enfield once again at its best."

Edmonton MP Andy Love said: "It was great to see so many local young people out on the parade.  The Scouts, and Guides, play an important part in helping keep our youngsters off the streets and out of trouble and I was pleased to be able to support them yesterday.  The community turn-out was brilliant too.”

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