Celebrating 100 years of Scouting

Wednesday April 18th 2007

Scouting celebrates 100 years.Lisburn Cathedral is one of three churches to participate in the biggest Scouting event ever seen in the city on Sunday April 22 as scouts from all over Co Antrim gather to celebrate 100 years of Scouting.

Services take place at 3.30pm, with the service for the Beaver Section in Railway Street Presbyterian, the service for the Cub Section in Lisburn Cathedral and the main service for the Scout and Explorer Scout Sections in First Lisburn Presbyterian Church. Special guests at this service are Lagan Valley MP Jeffrey Donaldson, Deputy Mayor Councillor James Tinsley and many former local Commissioners. 

Organised by the Lisburn and District Scouts, the services will be attended by all County Antrim Scouts.  The parade will assemble at Wallace Park at 2.30pm and will leave the park via the Magheralave Road gate at 2.50pm. 

The route taken will be – North Circular Road, Antrim Street, Bachelors Walk then Railway Street where the Beaver Section will exit the parade and file into Railway Street Presbyterian Church.  The remainder of the parade will continue along Railway Street to Lisburn Cathedral where the Cub Section will exit the parade.  The remaining element of the parade and leaders will continue through Market Square to First Lisburn Presbyterian Church.
The parade will then return to Wallace Park, arriving about 5.15pm.

Bands taking part include Lisburn Young Defenders Flute Band, Skeogh Flute Band, Suffolk Boys’ Brigade Flute Band, Ballyduff Silver Band, Ballylesson Flute Band, Magheramore Silver Band, Ballyduggan Pipe Band and Blaris Accordion Band. 

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