Southern hospitality

Southern District hosts Awards and Dinner

Last Saturday night saw the District administration of the Southern District, Barbados Boy Scouts Association, led by District Commissioner Floyd Carter, enjoying a night at the Accra Beach Hotel for their Centennial Dinner and Awards Ceremony.

Attending this function was the Chief Commissioner, Dr. Nigel Taylor, District Chairman Andrew Wilson and former serving District Commissioners. It was a lovely night as one of the oldest active Scouters within the District, Lorraine Burke, took the guests through the history of the formative years of the national Scout Association and of that of the Southern District.

The District Commissioner in his report stated that the event was to recognise the outstanding work through the years of the members of the Southern District while at the same time having a time of fellowship between the current active Scout Leaders and the former active Leaders. Putting the “meat on the bone” for the Dinner and Awards ceremony was the Deputy District Commissioner Gloria Bryan and the new Assistant District Commissioner with responsibility for Events, Programme and Special Projects, Cassandra Knight.

One of the touching moments of the evening was the lighting of a Candle by the Chief Commissioner in memory of those Scout Leaders, especially form the Southern District who have died over the 100 years.

In his remarks to the gathering, the Chief Commissioner reminded them Scouting had evolved over the past 100 years while yet maintaining its foundation of being boy-centred. He thanked the Leaders for their commitment to the Association, especially to their District and hoped that their enthusiasm could serve as a catalyst for other adults to be engaged in the game of Scouting.

Before the night had ended, many awards were presented to Leaders, former District Commissioners and district administrators for their contribution to Scouting. With all the food that was available it is certain that all present enjoyed the fare.

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