St George, Patron Saint of Scouting
On the Sunday nearest to 23 April, scouts and guides throughout England parade through high streets and attend a special St George’s Day service at their local church.
St. George is the patron saint of England. His emblem, a red cross on a white background, is the flag of England, and part of the Union flag. St George’s emblem was adopted by Richard The Lion Heart and brought to England in the 12th century. The king’s soldiers wore it on their tunics to avoid confusion in battle.