Archery attracted a large number of Scouts at the Jamboree

 

On Monday July 22nd Scout groups from Belize and a large delegation of Mexican Scout arrived and preceded to Camp Oakley for the official registration for the 1st National Scout Jamboree with the Theme “The Adventure Continues”. This Jamboree was the first in the history of Scouting in Belize and had the participation of 230 Scouts and adult volunteers from Belize, Mexico and the United States. The eight days were filled with educational, challenging, adventurous and fun filled activities.

              Happy Scouts at the opening ceremony

The Opening Ceremony was short but filled with a lot of excitement as all participants assembled at the Parade Grounds for the official Opening Ceremony, flag raising and singing of national anthems. After the speeches and presentation the group was treated with some beautiful colorful fireworks. Invited guest were His Excellency Sir Colville Young Governor General of Belize and Patron of Scouts, the President of the Scout Association Belize, Mr. Roberto Harisson, members of the Nation Committee and Russell Trujillo, Delegation leader from Mexico.

        Riffle Shooting attracted the largest number of Scouts

The Activities areas were opened on the second day and participant had the opportunity to experience a variety of fun filled educational activities in the Aquatics, Commando Course, Shooting Sports, Scouting Skills, Wood Tools and Arts and Crafts. Some of the highlights of the Jamboree were the traditional Scout game – the Argolla India, the Jamboree Challenge – which included Swimming, Running and the Obstacle Course, the exciting Overnight / Survival Hike, the Jamboree Camp Fire and the Tour which had a Educational purpose as the participants visited one of our important historical site Xunantunich.

       Learning orienteering during the Jamboree

        The Jamboree had Mexican Staff Members

   Using the Scout Method at the Jamboree - "Learn by doing"

Scout Chaplain Rev. Dr. Rudolph Anthony celebrated mass at the Jamboree

 

Thanks to everyone who made the Jamboree possible....................................