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Biggest ever Scouting event in Lisburn celebrates 100 years of Scouting

Pictured at the service for Scout and Explorer Scout Sections in First Lisburn Presbyterian Church on Sunday 22nd April are L to R: (front row) Lt Col Alexander Cramsie, Clifford Boyd (Former District and County Commissioner), Councillor James Tinsley - Deputy Mayor, Mrs Margaret Tinsley, Jeffrey Donaldson MP MLA, Noel Irwin (District Commissioner - Lisburn and District Scouts) and Jessica Kidd (Executive Chairperson - Lisburn and District Scouts).

The biggest ever Scouting event in Lisburn took place on Sunday 22nd April when over 1,500 Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Explorer Scouts from the whole of County Antrim held their St George's Day parade and special services in three Lisburn city centre churches as part of the Movement's ongoing Centenary celebrations.

Scouts and scout leaders who took part in the service in First Lisburn. Lisburn & District Scout and Explorer Scout Section colour party. County Antrim Scout and Explorer Scout Sections colour party.

Scouts and scout leaders who took part in the service in First Lisburn.

Lisburn & District Scout and Explorer Scout Section colour party.

County Antrim Scout and Explorer Scout
Sections colour party.

Organised by the Lisburn & District Scouts, the service for the Beaver Section was held in Railway Street Presbyterian Church, the service for the Cub Section was held in Lisburn Cathedral and the service for Scout and Explorer Scout Sections was held in First Lisburn Presbyterian Church. The seven bands taking part were: Lisburn Young Defenders Flute Band, Magheragall Pipe Band, Skeogh Flute Band, Suffolk Boys' Brigade Flute Band, Ballyduff Silver Band, Ballylesson Old Boys Flute Band and Magheramore Silver Band.


Part of the Cub Section colour party. Beaver Section colour party. First Lisburn Beavers.

Part of the Cub Section colour party.

Beaver Section colour party.

First Lisburn Beavers.

The Rev John Brackenridge conducted the main service in First Lisburn Presbyterian Church and welcomed the scouts, Lagan Valley MP Jeffrey Donaldson, Deputy Mayor - Councillor James Tinsley, Lt Colonel Sandy Cramsie and former local Commissioners. Tom Whyte on organ and the First Lisburn praise team led the worship, which included 'The Scout Hymn'. Irene Richer (1st Lisburn GSL) and Ronnie Cartmill (1st Lisburn SL) read the Scripture lessons and Scouts - Ben Brackenridge (1st Lisburn), Jack Roach (6th Lisburn) and Andrew Reid (1st Hillsborough) led prayers for the Centenary of Scouting. Ian Craig, a former County Commissioner (1997-2002) spoke about the development of Scouts over the last 100 years and his hopes for the future and Noel Irwin (District Commissioner - Lisburn & District Scouts) led the renewal of promises. During the service, an offering was taken to support Children's Cancer Research.


First Lisburn Cubs First Anahilt Cubs First Hillsborough Cubs.

First Lisburn Cubs

First Anahilt Cubs.

First Hillsborough Cubs.

Matt Craig (First Lisburn) and Deepak Sampson (Railway Street) conducted the Beaver Section service in Railway Street Presbyterian Church. Tim Howe on organ led the praise.

Mandy Gilmore (BSL 1st Seymour Hill) and Jacqui Hylands (BSL 1st Hillsborough) read the Scripture lessons and Beaver Scouts - Connor Mason (Annahilt), Jamie Hewitt (1st Hilden) and Nathan Howe (1st Ballymacash) led the prayers. Stephen O'Neill (Assistant County Commissioner Beavers) and Margaret Irwin (Assistant District Commissioner Beavers - Lisburn and District Scouts) led the renewal of promises. During the service, an offering was taken to support the installation of Children's incubators in the Royal Victoria Hospital.

The Rev Kenneth McGrath conducted the Cub Section service in Lisburn Cathedral and Jason Parker and David Brattle led the praise. Kyle Cross (1st Derriaghy) and James Brogan (1st Hillhall) read the Scripture lessons and Adam McNeill (1st Lisburn), David Ruddell (2nd Lisburn) and Dylan Stewart (1st Ballymacash) led the prayers. Billy McCullough (Assistant County Commissioner Cubs) and David Hilland (Assistant District Commissioner Cubs - Lisburn and District Scouts) led the renewal of promises. During the Service, an offering was taken to support the Positive Futures charity, which provides personal and social development for young people with learning disabilities.

After the services the entire County Antrim scout sections reassembled for the return to Wallace Park where Ian Craig (former County Commissioner) praised all those who turned out and dismissed the parade.

Information on other District scout events can be seen online at http://www.lisburndistrictscouts.org.uk/.

First Ballymacash Cubs. First Ballymacash Cubs. 6th Lisburn Scouts.

First Ballymacash Scouts.

First Ballymacash Cubs.

6th Lisburn Scouts.

Second Lambeg Scouts. Second Lambeg Beavers. Lagan Valley Explorers

Second Lambeg Scouts

Second Lambeg Beavers

Lagan Valley Explorers

David Anderson and Andy Brown Lisburn Young Defenders Flute Band. Magheragall Pipe Band.

David Anderson and Andy Brown

Lisburn Young Defenders Flute Band.

Magheragall Pipe Band.

Ballylesson Old Boys Flute Band Skeogh Flute Band (near Dromore).  

Ballylesson Old Boys Flute Band.

Skeogh Flute Band (near Dromore).

 

PHOTOGRAPHS
Copies of any of these photographs are available at a special price of just £4.00 for a 10in x 8in print. To order - contact Noel Irwin (District Commissioner - Lisburn and District Scouts.

24/04/2007