flag etiquette - folding the belize flag

Learning Flag Etiquette - Folding the belize Flag

The National Program Commission of The Scout Association concluded a six day Course that initiated on January 13 through the 15, and March 2 through the 4, 2012 for young Leaders ages 12 through 16.  Both parts of this Course were held at Camp Oakley, the national training and camping grounds of the Association near Burrell Boom Village. 

learning the clove hitch as chief scout erasmo franklin looks on

Learning the Clove Hitch as Chief Scout looks on

The first three days of the Course was designed to give firsthand experience to the young Leaders in the area of Leadership Development and included sessions on the Patrol System, the Scout Method, the Scout Law and Promise, the Scout Unit and the Educational Objectives and Educational Activities within the Scout program and leading other young people by example.


 teaching safe fire building

                Teaching safe fire building


The second part of this Course was designed to give firsthand experience and practical application to participants and included sessions in First Aid, Knots and Lashings, Pioneering, the Scout Uniform, Safe Fire Building and Lighting Techniques, Cooking in Open Fires, Silent Scout Signals, Unit Council Meetings and Flag Etiquette.  


 scouts in session

                           Scouts in Session


Out of the 57 participants that attended Part I in January, 43 participants returned to complete their training.


On Sunday the participants celebrated with a “Scouts Own” and closing ceremony during which time certificates of completion and the Trained Emblem were presented to them.


scouts trying to tie the knot 

        Scouts learning how to tie knots


The Course was directed by Nephtali C. Palma, Program Director for the Association and was assisted by other qualified trainers, members of the Capacity Building Team.