MORE than 300 members of the Scout and Guide movements look set to march to Romsey Abbey and the Abbey United Reformed Church for the annual St George's Day Parade on Sunday.

Leaders have been asking for a good turn-out from the 10 groups in the Romsey District as this year marks the Centenary of the Scout movement.

Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Explorer Scouts as well as Rainbows, Brownies, Guides and Rangers Guides will be setting off from the Lortemore Place Car Park, along Latimer Street and then the Hundred to the Abbey.

The younger sections will attend a service at the Abbey United Reformed Church, with the older ones going to the Abbey, where Romsey District Scouts Chaplain Canon Neil Crawford-Jones will be conducting his last St George's Day service before his retirement as Vicar of Romsey.

After the services, there will be a return march, with the salute taken in the Market Place, and rolling road closures will be in operation while it is in progress.

Meanwhile, Sunday will be an unforgettable day for new Queen's Scout Andrew Tyrrell, 18, of the 15th Romsey (North Baddesley) Group.

Andrew received his award from County Commissioner Dick Whittington earlier this year and will be taking part in the St George's Day Parade of Queen's Scouts at Windsor Castle.