Scouts in SVG round off Founders Day celebrations tomorrow
Press Release
February 24, 2023

Scouts in SVG round off Founders Day celebrations tomorrow

Members of the St Vincent and the Grenadines Scout Association will culminate Founder’s Day celebrations with a march and campfire at their Headquarters at Arnos Vale tomorrow, Saturday, February 25.

The march will begin at the entrance to the Arnos Vale Playing Field, along the Vigie Highway to the Headquarters, where the Scouts will gather for various campfire activities, a release from the Association states.

The Scout Association of St Vincent and the Grenadines, joined with others around the globe on Wednesday to celebrate the occasion of the birthday of their Founder, Robert Baden Powell.
Founder’s Day is celebrated annual on February, 22.

On this day, Scouts throughout the world renew their promise together and reflect on how the century old values of scouting still resonate in this fast-changing modern world.

To commemorate this day, a virtual Town Hall meeting was held for the leadership of its 173 National Scout Organisations of 216 countries and territories of the World Organisation of Scout Movement, with a membership of over 57 million Scouts and volunteers.

This meeting is designed to have Scouts across the world connect with each other to celebrate Founder’s Day. The meeting also highlighted important updates on the next strategy for Scouting: Safe from Harm Assessment, Sustainable Scouting, a New Members Community, as well as upcoming world events. Inspirational Scout stories were also shared.

An Inter-American Gilwell 2023 meeting will also be held virtually. This gathering is specifically designed for all adults of National Scout Organisations of the Inter-American Region that have completed their Wood Badge. The objective is primarily to generate a space for meeting, celebration and reflection.

In SVG, the chief scout is Governor-General,Dame Susan Dougan; the president is Fitzgerald Providence; and the chief commissioner is Sherron Morgan-Peters.