Barbados Boy Scouts Association
|Barbados Boy Scouts Association|
|Location||Hazelwood, Upper Collymore Rock, St. Michael|
|Chief Scout and President||Elliott Belgrave|
|Deputy Chief Scout||Marston Gibson|
|Chief Commissioner||Dr. Nigel Taylor|
The Barbados Boy Scouts Association is the national Scouting organization of Barbados. The Association is managed by the National Scout Council and is a member of the World Organization of the Scout Movement. The boys only Barbados Boy Scouts Association has 3,738 members as of 2008.
The first Troop on the island was registered on 9 March, 1912, at Combermere School and Mr. Matthew J. Springer was their first warranted Scout Leader. From 1912 to 1969, the local Association operated as a branch of the British Scout Association. On 20 February, 1969, the BBSA Constitution was approved, making it 95th member of the World Scout Conference.
The island is divided into three districts - Bridgetown, Northern and Southern Districts.
The program emphasis is to develop good citizenship among boys by assisting in the formation and development of character; training them in habits of observation, obedience and self-reliance; inculcating loyalty, patriotism, courage and thoughtfulness for others; teaching them services useful to the public and handicrafts useful to themselves; promoting their physical, mental, moral and spiritual development.
Scouting is most active in Bridgetown, the capital city and the surrounding areas. The headquarters is located at Hazelwood, Collymore Rock, St. Michael.
Scouts are active in Caribbean activities and attend many camps and jamborees in neighboring Caribbean islands and further abroad.
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