Cub Scouts working for San Pedro

The Island Newspaper, Ambergris Caye, Belize            Vol. 16, No. 40            October 5, 2006

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They say, “Cleanliness is next to Godliness”. Well, that is exactly what the Cub Scout Movement in San Pedro is living up to. Known for their commitment to community service and being responsible recruits, the San Pedro 15th Cub Troop is geared at the best interest of “La Isla Bonita.”

    The Cub Troops countrywide are being trained to be the best they can be by having discipline, respect for others and respect for themselves. Every year the scouts engage in several activities and this time around was no different. With the scout’s motto, “Be Prepared,” every Friday, the cub scouts have training where they are educated on several aspects of the scout philosophy. This not only includes work but fun activities which are essential and a major part that keeps the children driven to stay committed.

    In San Pedro, Emidio “Teacher Moncho” Acosta, leader of the Cub Troop stated, “We currently have 18 recruits and are working on several cleaning campaigns.” On Monday, October 2nd, 2006 the scouts carried out a campaign which had them collecting debris from the San Pedro Roman Catholic School area down to Mar de Tumbo. That is where The San Pedro Sun met up with the San Pedro Scouts and Teacher Moncho explained, “The recruits are collecting debris and garbage from the area, we will then make a survey of what they find on the beach.” Teacher Moncho further stated that the program is not only educational, but physical and spiritual as well. He took over the program in 2000 and with the help of his two trustees, the program is running smoothly. With the support from Principal Roxani Kay and the San Pedro Roman Catholic School, the children are kept productive and out of trouble. In November, the cubs will be doing an extra special task of soliciting merchandise from business and distributing them to the needy.

    Interested in getting your child signed up as a cub scout? There are loads of fun things to look forward when a child joins the Cub Scout troop. Children get a chance to try lots of different activities like exploring, computing and collecting. If you do them properly you will get a badge which you can wear on your uniform. Cub Scouts also get to go on trips and days out, to places like the zoo, and theme parks. At times, camping trips are organized where they sleep on tents and carry out outdoor activities. Children between the ages 6 to 12 years old willing to become a cub scout can do so by contacting Emidio Acosta at the Roman Catholic School.

    Kudos to all the kids and their leaders who did a splendid job of cleaning the beach front area and who continue to do a great job!!!
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