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On Saint George’s Day scouts, guides and Fellowship members remind themselves of their Promise and of the Scout/Guide Law.

Saint George was chosen by Baden-Powell, founder of the Scouting Movement, to be the association's patron. In the handbook "Scouting for Boys," Baden-Powell recounted that the Knights of the Round Table had adopted Saint George as their patron because he was the only one of all the saints who had been a horseman.

"Prepared and alert a Scout follows the lead of our Patron Saint George and his spirited steed."

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Two Drawings of Scouts in the role of Saint George. From Baden-Powell in “Scouting for Boys” (1908)

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