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Lisburn and District Scouts Annual Parade and
40th Anniversary Service of St Columba’s Scouts

Ten Scout Troops took part in the Lisburn and District Scouts Annual Parade and St. George’s Day Service last Sunday afternoon.  The scout troops represented were:  1st Ballymacash based at St. Mark’s Church, Ballymacash; 1st Derriaghy based at Christ Church, Derriaghy; 1st Hillhall based at Hillhall Presbyterian Church; 1st Lisburn based at First Lisburn Presbyterian Church; 6th Lisburn based at St. Columba’s Presbyterian and Methodist Church; 1st Lambeg based at Harmony Hill Presbyterian Church; 2nd Lambeg based at Derryvolgie Parish Church; 1st Hilden based at Forthill School; 1st Annahilt; and 1st Hillsborough.

Bands from Skeagh, St. Paul’s Church Lads’ Brigade, Ballylesson and Suffolk Boys’ Brigade also took part in the parade.  The St. Georges’ Day Service was held in St. Columba’s Presbyterian and Methodist Church, Old Warren, Lisburn.  For members of 6th Lisburn Scouts based at St. Columba’s, it was a special service as it celebrated the 40th Anniversary of the formation of their Scout Troop in 1966 during the ministry of the Rev. Dr. Malcolm Scott.  The special guests at the service were The Right Worshipful the Mayor - Councillor Jonathan Craig and the Mayoress - Mrs. Yvonne Craig and their children Nathan and Joanna.  The Minister Emeritus, Rev. Dr. Malcolm Scott, led the main service in the Church and his wife, the Rev. Joan Scott, led the Squirrels and Beavers’ Service in the Church Hall.  Mrs Scott based her address on the feeding of the 5,000 emphasising the importance of not wasting anything in our lives.  Dr. Scott, in his address to all senior scout members, spoke of respect and reverence as part of the Scout Law and as something the world greatly needs.

Kyle Kenny and Jody Easton gave the Scripture reading from Psalm 139 (13-18) & (23-24 and Romans 12 (9-21).  Evelyn Todd - Organist, led the praise at the main service in the Church and Iris McLean on piano, led the praise at the Squirrels and Beavers’ Service in the Church Hall.  The hymns at the main service included:  Thine be the Glory; Lord, the light of Your love is shining; I want to walk with Jesus Christ; and Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord.  The offering taken during the service was £390, and will be donated to the Mayor’s chosen Official Charity, ‘PAPA’ (Parents and Professionals and Autism).

Pictured at the Lisburn and District Scouts Service in St. Columba’s Church last Sunday afternoon is L to R:  The Rev. George Irwin - District Chaplin, Noel Irwin - District Commissioner, the Rev. Jack Richardson - District President, Jessica Kidd - District Chairperson, The Right Worshipful the Mayor - Councillor Jonathan Craig and the Mayoress - Mrs Yvonne Craig and their children Nathan and Joanna, Richard Totten - County Antrim Commissioner, the Rev. Dr. Malcolm Scott, the Rev. Joan Scott and Joe Clydesdale - St. Columba’s Group Scout Leader.

The Queen’s Colour Party - Catherine Morrow, Jordan Rodgers and Nathan Stewart pictured at the Lisburn and District Scouts Annual Parade and Service last Sunday afternoon.  Included in the photo is L to R:  David Hilland - Assistant District Commissioner (Cubs), Margaret Irwin - Assistant District Commissioner (Beavers) and Joe Clydesdale - St. Columba’s Group Scout Leader.

6th Lisburn Scout Troop (St. Columba’s Presbyterian and Methodist Church) pictured at their Easter Camp in the Mourne Mountains held as part of their 40th Anniversary celebrations.  L to R: (back row) Colin Watson - Scout Leader, Ned Kelly, Jordan Cairns, Andy McMurray, Audrey Morrow - Assistant Scout Leader and Jordan Rodgers.  (front row) Daniel Furphy, Sarah Kelly, Catherine Morrow and Jody Easton.