EVESHAM Market Square was filled with rainbow coloured parachutes on Sunday afternoon, as Scouts and Guides celebrated St George’s Day.

More than 300 Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Explorer Scouts and their leaders followed the parade along the high street and headed towards the Town Hall, where an open air service took place.

The theme for the service was teamwork and youngsters and adults enjoyed a variety of mass parachute games together and music was provided by the Celebration Reed and Brass Band.

The County Commissioner for Hereford & Worcester Scout County, Dr Derek Barnes, presented a number of volunteer adults with long service certificates and wood badges.

Being presented with the wood badge confirms that adults have completed the leadership training for their role in Scouting.

Two members of Network Scouting, which is the most senior youth section for Scouts between 18 and 25, achieved the highest accolade, the Queen’s Scout Award.

An expedition to Poland was Michael Petta’s biggest challenge for the award, whereas James Bell-Winfrow, who also achieved the Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award, undertook a four day canoe expedition down the river Wye with his team.

Both are also leaders with 1st Evesham 1st Hampton Scout Group.

The outgoing District Commissioner for Evesham, Bärbel Wolstencroft, was presented with a gift in recognition for leading the District for the past 5 years.

The collection taken during the service will be donated to the local charity Caring Hands in the Vale, who is based at the Vale of Evesham Christian Centre in Bewdley Street.

A new District Commissioner has yet to be appointed and anybody interested should contact dcsearchevesham@gmail.com for more details.