FLAGS were waved proudly through the town centre as 300 scouts marched to the parish church at the St George's Day Parade.

The contingent assembled in Victoria Square at 2pm before the Farnworth and Walkden Brass Band led them down Oxford Street before heading down Deansgate and Churchgate to the church where they had a special service.

For the first time, the mayor of Bolton, Cllr Roger Hayes, took part alongside the town mayors of Horwich and Westhoughton.