11:06AM, Monday 29 April 2013
Scouting continues to flourish in Windsor as a traditional parade took place once again.
The St George's Day march took place in Windsor yesterday.
More than 500 scouts and guides from 20 different groups in Windsor and Eton District took part and were led by the Maidenhead Salvation Army Band.
They passed from Bachelors Acre through Sheet Street and High Street to the Parish Church for a service by Reverend Jeremy Hurst.
There was also a salute to the Mayor of Windsor and Maidenhead, Cllr Colin Rayner before assembling in St Alban's Street to march down to the front of Windsor Castle down Castle Hill and the High Street and back to Bachelors Acre.
Last year, part of the march had to be cancelled because of heavy rain.
Windsor and Eton District commissioner David Smith said: "We were pleased the weather held and we were able to do both legs in the dry.
"We had hundreds of people watching, lots of proud parents filled the galleries at the top of the church and stood along the route."
A collection was made at the end of the service for Slough-based charity Special People on Ice (SPICE)
The number of scouts in Windsor has risen 26 per cent in the last four years.
"I think parents want their children to do outdoor activities rather than be on the computer, I think it's just become popular again," said David.
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