Annual Scouts and Guides Parade 2014
The Scout Association of Malta and the Malta Girl Guides will once again team up to organise this year’s Annual Scouts and Guides Parade. This year the parade will be held on Sunday 6th April. Every year, the parade fills the streets of Valletta with the Scouting and Girl Guiding colours as members march through the capital city showcasing the Associations’ uniforms and bands in full force.
Thanksgiving mass will be celebrated at 9am at the Floriana parish church dedicated to St Publius by H.G. Msgr Archbishop Paul Cremona, together with the Parish Priest St Publius Parish Church and the National Chaplains of both Associations. The National Scout Council, the Girl Guides Council, The Trefoil Guild and the Scout Fellowship will also participate.
All Scouts and Guides groups from various villages and towns around Malta, will fall-in on the Floriana Granaries at 10am. This year, The Gozo District will be leading the parade followed by the North, South and Central Districts respectively. The marching off is expected to start at 10.30am after Sarria Street is closed-off for vehicular traffic.
This year, the newly appointed President Marie Louise Coleiro Preca will take the salute in front of the Grandmasters’ Palace. The groups will march down Republic Street, pass the palace through St George’s Square and turn right into Archbishop Street, turning right once more to march up Merchants Street keeping to the right of the street furniture up to Castille Place.
The two associations would like to thank all those involved in assisting the organisation of this annual event. A special thank you goes to the Police Force. All officers involved go beyond their call of duty to accommodate the two organisations and provide all the necessary logistics free of charge. Thanks also go to the St John Ambulance for their support, the Floriana and Valletta Local Councils for the relevant permits and Transport Malta for traffic diversions ensuring that the event runs without a hitch.