The Scout Association of Trinidad and Tobago
|The Scout Association of Trinidad and Tobago|
|Headquarters||1 St. Ann's Road, St. Ann's, Port of Spain|
|Country||Trinidad and Tobago|
|Founded||February 23, 1912|
|Founder||Rev. Stephen Doorley|
|Awarded for||Public Service|
|Chief Scout||Anthony Carmona|
|National Scout Commissioner||Roger Berkeley|
|President||Commodore Anthony Franklin HBM, ED|
|Affiliation||World Organization of the Scout Movement|
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).
Program and ideals
- Cubs-ages 7 to 11
- Scouts-ages 11 to 15
- Venturers-ages 15 to 19
National Scout Council
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 Commodore (Ret'd) Anthony Franklin, HBM, ED.
The Executive Committee consists of the National Scout Commissioner, his deputies, Headquarters Commissioners, Executive Commissioner, the president and vice-presidents of the association and other persons elected by the National Scout Council. There are four Deputy National Scout Commissioners each responsible for a division of the Association-Adult Resources & Training, Development & Planning, Operations and Programme. There are also Headquarters Commissioners responsible for Communications; Expansion; Cub Scouts; Scouts; Venture Scouts; Sea Scouts.
The Association is divided into six zones, North-West, North-Central, North-East, South-Central, South-West and Tobago, 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).
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
The Scout Association has various categories of awards which are presented annually by the Chief Scout at President's House. These are Awards for Long Service, Thanks Badge, Service Certificate, Long Service Decoration, Awards for Gallantry, Joe D'Arcy Award, Medal of Commendation, Awards for Good Service, Medal of Merit, Silver Ibis and Golden Poui.
11th Caribbean Cuboree
- Sir Ellis Clarke, Former President of the Republic
- Wendell Mottley, Olympian
- Manny Ramjohn, Olympian
- Gordon Anthony Pantin, Former Archbishop of Port of Spain