18 from Anglican School invested as Cub Scouts
July 1, 2011
18 from Anglican School invested as Cub Scouts

It may not have been a high profile passing out parade, but the 18 pupils of the Kingstown Anglican School, who were invested as cub scouts, along with their parents and leaders, had every reason to be proud.{{more}}

The historic event not only marked the first time that the school has had a cub pack, but also the first time that girls were invested as cub scouts in St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

Monday’s event saw the members of Blue, Yellow and Red sixes promising to do their best, to do their duty to God and to their country, to serve the Queen, and to keep the Cub Scout laws.

They then received their membership badges as well as the green and white scarves, which are representative of the Anglican School Cub Scout pack.

The newly invested cubs, 12 boys and six girls, all under the age of 12, were congratulated for their decision to be a part of a worldwide movement which promotes honesty, trust and loyalty.

They were reminded by the school’s Headteacher Elliot Burgin, Commissioner of Scouting in St. Vincent and the Grenadines Deak Cupid and Deputy Commissioner Frederick Forbes, that they were cub scouts whether they were wearing their uniforms or not, and that they were to be shining examples to their fellow classmates.

The group was founded by past Principal Rita Jack two years ago, and with the assistance of leaders Michelle Quashie and Cordella Williams, finally saw its first investiture ceremony take place this week.

The pack consists of Wesonne George, Johannes Layne, Mikhail Quashie, Ronaldo Solomon, Oran Cuffy, Micah Phillips, Melonique DaSouza Faith Williams, Hope Williams, Tyinja Stapleton, Shanice Pompey, Keifer Dougan, Isaac Benn, Orique Carter, Kejard John, Bertram Neverson and Justin Cuffy. (JJ)