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Scouts Alive In Community

The Scouts Association of The Bahamas set to host its Scout’s Fair tomorrow, a re-introduction of the fair that use to be an annual event under the theme- “Getting Back to the Community”.

President of the Scouts Association, John Phillpot said this event is to assist troops in acquiring funds need to keep their companies running. 

“Our goal is to reestablish ourselves in the market. We are opening groups in Cat Island, we are opening groups in Grand Bahama, we are now faced with opening some new groups in New Providence.

“We are challenged under the rules of the world bureau, that we have to do more community work. We have to get out into the communities and understand what is going on in the community. 

“A lot of the communities are divided because of the culture, because of the clashes and we need to get into those areas and do some work,” Mr. Phillpot said. 

Fair Chairperson, Deborah Knowles said that the fair is being reintroduced to let the public know that scouts is still active.

“Getting back to the Community is where we would be showing everyone that Scouting in The Bahamas is still very alive, and active. 

“We presently have 11 active troops in Nassau, 10 in Freeport, Grand Bahama and 2 in Cat Island, where you can send your boys and girls between the ages of 5 to 16-years-old,” Mrs. Knowles said. 

She added that the fair will be family oriented. 

“The fair will be a family environment with lots of games, dinners, conch fritters, pony rides, face painting and many more,” Mrs. Knowles said.

Highlights of the Scouts fair will include the Department of Correctional Services Pop Band who will perform from 1pm to 3pm and the Royal Bahamas Police Force Marching Band that will perform at 3pm. 

The Scouts fair will take place on the grounds of the R. M Bailey Park from 11am to 6pm. 

The Scouts Association of The Bahamas, originally the Boys Scouts celebrates 105 years of existence in The Bahamas. 

Written by Jones Bahamas

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