MORE than 400 members of Stourbridge and District Scouts celebrated their annual St George’s day with an afternoon of activities in Mary Stevens Park.

After kicking off the day with a parade in the park from the council offices, down Queen’s Drive to the bandstand, various awards were then presented to the young people and adult volunteers, including seven Queen Scout Awards and four Duke of Edinburgh awards.

The Scouts even had the pleasure to be joined by the Mayor of Dudley, Councillor Mohammed Hanif, and his wife, Mayoress of Dudley Zabeda Khanam, who joined the parade as well as the host of action-packed activities taking place throughout the afternoon.

Activities’ including face painting, woggle making woodturning, and a resuscitation workshop from the resuscitation training team from Russells Hall Hospital. While a visit from the animal man, with his collection of various animals, saw a steady queue of young people wanting to handle the creatures he had brought.

There were also other exciting activities like a climbing wall, zip line and laser tag for all to try their hand at.

Tim Castle, lead volunteer for Stourbridge District, said: “This being the third year we have organised an activity day in Mary Stevens Park for St George's Day.

“Having an open invitation to the whole community has meant we have been able showcase the Scouting movement to the general public. It was a successful afternoon and great to see young and older people of Stourbridge celebrating together.

“This would not have been possible without the time and effort put in by all of our adult volunteers.”