Scouts moving ahead, despite challenges
WHILE THE BOY Scout Movement continues to struggle against worldwide challenges, it is still growing, especially in Barbados.
Chief commissioner of the Barbados Boy Scouts Association, Dr Nigel Taylor, said there was evidence the local movement was moving forward.
“Scouting has had its fair share of challenges. We have been talked about both negatively and positively and have made decisions at the regional and international level which found favour with many but found support from few.
“But amidst all the challenges we would have faced, I am extremely proud that almost yearly I can see boys continuing to strive for the highest award in their section and leaders who continue to strive to be the best they can be, as well as adults coming on as new scouters,” he said.
Taylor, speaking at the 2014 Founders Day Service at the gymnasium of the Garfield Sobers Sports Complex, pointed to the establishment of an air scouts troop, which was invested at the Deighton Griffith School only a “couple” of days ago, as further evidence of growth. The service included an awards ceremony featuring the Chief Scout Awards, Scout Of The Year and Troop Of The Year. (CA)