scouts in parde formation

The annual parade and ceremony to celebrate Her Majesty the Queen’s Birthday was held on Monday May 27, 2013 at the MCC Grounds in Belize City.

scouts start to assemble infront of the mcc grounds

  Scouts start to assemble in front of the MCC Grounds

 

Uniformed Cub Scouts, Scouts, Venture Scouts, and Queen’s Scouts Fernando Oliva and Shawn Eusey participated in this year’s ceremony and parade along with adult Leaders from 8th Belize St. Joseph, 9th Belize St. Ignatius, 11th Belize St. Martins, 22nd Belize St. Luke and 28th Belize Ebenezer Scout Groups.

scouts in formation in side the mcc grounds

      Scouts in Formation in side the MCC Grounds

queens scout sean usey in parde formation

  Queen's Scout Sean Eusey, Scout Leader 8th Bz. St. Joseph

 

Special distinguished guests started to arrive immediately after the Guard of Honor was formed then His Excellency Sir Colville N. Young, Governor-General of Belize made his appearance and the Belize Defense Force band played the Belize National Anthem.

quuens scout fernando oliva in parade fromation 

  Queen's Scout Fernando Oliva, Scout Leader 9th Bz. St. Ignatius

 

This was followed by the playing of, “GOD Save the Queen” while Her Majesty’s Flag was raised.

 

Immediately after, Sir Colville Young inspected the mounted Guard of Honor which included detachments from the Belize Defense Force, the Police Department, the Coast Guard, Scouts, Girl Guides, Police Cadet Corp the Belize Defense Force Cadets and the Belize Red Cross.

sir colville graciously greeting a cub scout

   Governor-General Sir Colville Young graciously greeting a Cub Scout

 

This was followed with the march-pass inside the MCC Grounds and the conclusion of the Parade as all participants exited the MCC Grounds to the tune of marching music.

military personell on parade 

               Military personnel in parade formation

 

The Scouts were then treated to refreshments before they were dismissed. A hearty thanks to all the Scouts, Leaders, parents and our immediate past Chief Scout Dr. Erasmo Franklin, Director of Operations, Randolph Johnson and Director of Program, Nephtali Palma who once again participated in the Queen’s Birthday Parade.

 on the march pass

               Scouts on the March Pass

 

This year’s parade saw the greatest number of uniform Scouts in attendance – CONGRATS!!! And a BIG THANK YOU to all the Leaders, Commissioners, Directors, Cub Scouts, Scouts and Venture Scouts for participating.

serving refreshment after parade

           Serving refreshments after the parade