Burton Scout Group will be hosting their annual Scout Carnival this weekend.

The procession, which will start at Burton School on Saturday July 6 at 11am, will be led by some of the Ringwood pipers, a traditional pipe band dressed in MacKenzie tartan.

The carnival will march through the roads leading to the village green where they will be joined by the very young children for the final part of the parade to the Recreation Ground in Martins Hill Lane.

Scout troop leader Graham Markwick said: “The main float in the procession will be to mark 75 years since the D-Day landings with a big land craft made out of cardboard.”

“We got model steam engines, traction engines and antiques tractions joining our cub and scouts in the procession. Further along from the parade, local nurseries and reception classes will be joining us, but we’ll have to walk very slowly as we’ve got little steps with us.

The event will be officially opened by the Mayor of Christchurch Cllr Lesley Dedman followed by judging of the fancy dress and the crowning of the Carnival Princess. The festival will also include stalls from local groups, as well as vintage motorbikes and cars and a miniature train.

“We’ve got plenty going on. There’ll be a craft tent and a forge works where members of the public can have a go at hammering some metal. Its like a procession come village fete, and everyone is welcome.