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
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
Membership 5,234
Chief Scout Anthony Carmona
National Scout Commissioner Roger Berkeley
President Commodore Anthony Franklin HBM, ED
Affiliation World Organization of the Scout Movement
Website
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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 Anthony Carmona.

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 Commodore (Ret'd) Anthony Franklin, HBM, ED.

Executive Committee[edit]

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.

Zones[edit]

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).

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. 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[edit]

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

Notable Scouts[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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