About 400 members were in Peel Sunday for the Island’s St. George’s Day celebration. It was a beautiful, sunny day. As the Island Chaplin, Ian Faulds, joked during the service, “The sun always shines in Peel.”
The groups paraded along the prom led by the Ellan Vannin Pipes & Drums to Peel Castle for the service.
The England Chief Commissioner, Alex Peace-Gadsby, visited the Island for the day to attend the service. The ECC presented three St. George’s Day awards during the service. Julian Ashcroft and Gillie Salway both were awarded the Silver Acorn which is awarded “In Recognition of Specially Distinguished Service”. Peter Kelly was awarded the Bar to the Silver Acorn in “Recognition of Further Specially Distinguished Service”. Congratulation to each of you.
After the service each section enjoyed their own activities:
- Beavers built their own Peel (sand) Castle on Peel Beach
- Cubs hiked up Peel Hill where they had a picnic lunch
- Scouts chose from kayaking, coasteering and a navigation challenge around Peel
- Explorers had a 30 meter climb (just to give them a challenge) up from the South end of Peel Beach
Everyone had a great time.
To see more photos from St. George’s Day in the gallery.