The Scout Association of Trinidad and Tobago

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The Scout Association of Trinidad and Tobago
Scout Association of Trinidad and Tobago.png
National Crest
Age range 100 years
Headquarters 1 St. Ann's Road, St. Ann's, Port of Spain
Country Trinidad and Tobago
Founded February 23rd 1912
Founder Rev. Stephen Doorley
Awarded for Public Service
Membership 5,234
Chief Scout George Maxwell Richards
National Scout Commissioner Azammuddin Khan
President Justice Anthony Lucky
Affiliation World Organization of the Scout Movement
Website
www.ttscouts.org
Scouting portal
pre-independence membership badge

The Scout Association of Trinidad and Tobago is the national Scouting organization of Trinidad and Tobago. Scouting was founded in Trinidad and Tobago in 1912 and became a member of the World Organization of the Scout Movement in 1963. The association has 5,234 members (as of 2011).[1]

The Chief Scout is President of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago Professor George Maxwell Richards.

Program and ideals[edit]

  • Cubs-ages 7 to 11
  • Scouts-ages 11 to 15
  • Venturers-ages 15 to 19

As an island nation, there is also a Sea Scout section. The national emblem of the Scout Association of Trinidad and Tobago incorporates the coat of arms of Trinidad and Tobago.

Organization[edit]

National Scout Council[edit]

The Highest organ in the Association is the National Scout Council. The Council is headed by the President of the Association. The current President is Mr. Justice Anthony Lucky.

Executive Committee[edit]

The Executive Committee consists of the National Scout Commissioner, his deputies, Headquarters Commissioners, Executive Commissionner, the president and vice-presidents of the association and other persons elected by the National Scout Council.

National Scout Commissioner: Mr. Azamuddin Khan
There are four Deputy National Scout Commissioners each responsible for a division of the Association.
DNSC(Operations) - Mr. Vivian Kangalee
DNSC(Programme) - Mr. Lalman Nanan
DNSC(Adult Resources & Training) - Mr. Roger Berkeley
DNSC(Planning & Development) - Mr. Terrance Ceasar

Executive Commissioner- Mr. Courtney Bruce
International Commissioner- Mr. Michael Bradshaw

There are also Headquarters Commissioners(HQC's) responsible for Communications; Expansion; Cub Scouts; Scouts; Venture Scouts; Sea Scouts
Headquarters Commissioner (Cub Scouts): Ms Marlene Griffith
Headquarters Commissioner (Scouts): Mr Surujdeo Ramcharan
Headquarters Commissioner (Venture Scouts): Mr Kevern Subran
Headquarters Commissioner (Disaster Preparedness): Mr Bernard Subran

Zones[edit]

The Association is divided into six zones which are further divided into a total of 21 districts.
Each District is headed by a District Commissioner reporting to the Zonal commissioner who in turn reports to DNSC (Operations).

North-West:[edit]

Zonal Commissioner - Mr David Philip

  • Diego Martin (DC - Angela Celestine);
  • Port Of Spain (DC - Ms Venice Hayes);
  • Morvant/Laventille (DC - Ms Jasmine Jacob)

North-Central:[edit]

Zonal Commissioner - 'Vacant'

  • Arima/Arouca (DC - Ms Macrina Matooram);
  • Chaguanas (DC - Mr Latchmedath Singh);
  • San Juan (DC - Ms Patricia Peterson);
  • St. Joseph/Tunapuna (DC - Mr Terrence Garcia);

North-East:[edit]

Zonal Commissioner - Ms Lena Quildon
Toco (DC - );
Sangre Grande (DC - Mr Ian McCarthy);

South-Central:[edit]

Zonal Commissioner - Mr Lynley Lutchmedial

  • Couva (DC - Mr John Nathaniel);
  • Pointe-a-Pierre (DC - Mr Kerwyn Roach);
  • Princes Town (DC - Mr Jasmine Chadee);
  • San Fernando (DC - Mr Lynley Lutchmedial);
  • Mayaro/Rio Claro (DC - Mr Ryan Moren);

South-West:[edit]

Zonal Commissioner - Mr Gabriel Kokaram

  • Cedros (DC - Mr Robin Baboolal);
  • La Brea (DC - Mrs Cheryl-Ann Williams);
  • Naparima (DC - Mr Surendra Maharaj);
  • Siparia/Erin (DC - Mr Emilo Taylor);
  • Point Fortin (DC - Mr Joel George);

Tobago:[edit]

Zonal Commissioner - Mrs. Audris Balfour

  • Leeward(DC - Mr Lincoln Nelson);
  • Windward (DC - Mr Samuel Eastman)

Scout Motto[edit]

Be Prepared

Scout Oath[edit]

I promise to do my best to do my duty to God to serve my country to help other people and to keep the scout law

Awards[edit]

The Scout Association has various categories of awards which are presented annually by the Chief Scout at President's House.

Awards for Long Service[edit]

Thanks Badge[edit]

Service Certificate[edit]

Long Service Decoration[edit]

Awards for Gallantry[edit]

Joe D'Arcy Award (Red Ribbon)[edit]

Joe D'Arcy Award (Blue Ribbon)[edit]

Joe D'Arcy Award (Yellow Ribbon)[edit]

Medal of Commendation[edit]

Awards for Good Service[edit]

Medal of Merit[edit]

Silver Ibis[edit]

Golden Poui[edit]

11th Caribbean Cuboree[edit]

The 11th Caribbean Cuboree was held from the 14–21 July 2007. Around 1300 Cub Scouts attended from 12 countries.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Triennal review: Census as at 1 December 2010". World Organization of the Scout Movement. Retrieved 2011-01-13. 

information provided by Roger Berkeley and the First Trinidad Sea Scouts