it is in English folklore that Saint George slew the mighty dragon in
England to which end, two places are named, that of Dragon Hill near Uffington,
Oxfordshire, and Lower Stanks, a field outside Hereford...
The legend of St. George, which is an allegory illustrating the triumph of good over evil, tells how he rode into the city of Silene in what is now Libya, to find the people terrorized by a dragon which was fed daily with one of the citizens. The next victim was to be Cleolinda, daughter of the King, but St. George rode out, slew the dragon and freed the people from their oppressor.
Thus, whether in the context of history or legend, to Baden-Powell, St. George epitomized the qualities of selflessness and both moral and physical courage which he saw as being among the aims of The Scouting Movement.