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Home Park Stadium Welcomes Plymouth District Scouts

Home Park Stadium welcomed a crowd of a different kind on Sunday, with around 450 members of the Plymouth District Scouts network meeting at the Theatre of Greens.

With Covid-19, lockdowns and social distancing rules playing havoc with the scouting schedule, it was the first such meeting since 2019, and the collection of scouting age groups – from Squirrels right the way through to Leaders – celebrated St George’s Day with their annual renewal or promises.

Following a parade through part of nearby Central Park, where almost 50 section flags were on show, 350 youngsters and their leaders were joined by the Deputy Lord Mayor, Cllr Maddi Bridgeman, for an afternoon of fun and activities – including archery, arts and crafts, and an assault course.

The relationship between Home Park Stadium and Plymouth District Scouts is long-standing, with Trevor Richards – a member of the stadium’s grounds team – serving as group scout leader for 31st Plymouth Scout Group.

He said: “It was a fantastic day – after missing out the last few years due to the pandemic, it was really uplifting to get everyone back together, and what a place to do it.

“The atmosphere and activities were brilliant fun, and the Plymouth District Scouts are so grateful to everyone at Argyle and Home Park Stadium for giving up the facilities to our cause.”

Remarking on the day, Deputy Lord Mayor Cllr Maddi Bridgeman said: “I met some inspirational people celebrating St. George’s Day. My heart bursts with pride just spending time with the volunteers who do so much unconditionally for others.”