Saint George was born in the 3rd century in Cappadocia. He came from a princely family. His father held a high position in the Roman army, but soon he was put to death for Christ, and the mother and the child moved to her estate in Palestine, in the city of Lyda. She devoted her life to raising her son, taught him the Holy Scriptures. She often talked about Christian martyrs and about the valiant feat of his father.
Saint George entered the military service and thanks to his abilities and courage shown in battles, already in his youth he received the rank of commander and tribune under the emperor Diocletian. He became an adviser, a companion close to the emperor. However, when Diocletian began the persecution of Christians, St. George did not hesitate to renounce fame, honors and earthly goods and stood up for the faith of his father, Christianity. A strong, indomitable warrior, he suffered severe torments for confessing Christ and died from them. And for this feat in the name of faith, the Church called him the Victorious.
According to legends, St. George killed a snake that demanded human sacrifices. Thus, everyone knew St. George as a defender of truth and goodness, and the snake became a symbol of evil. Throughout the ages, various organisations have chosen St. George as a historical figure worthy of imitation. St.George is chosen as the patron by most scouting organisations. For children, St. George became a model of steadfastness of faith, kindness and courage.