Scouts from Belize City Participating in the 32nd Independence Day Parade

 

Saturday, September 21, 2013 marked the 32nd anniversary of Belize’s independence from Great Britain in 1981. The official Independence Day ceremony was held in the City of Belmopan on Saturday morning at the foot of the National Assembly Building.  Similar ceremonies were held countrywide and included the traditional speeches given by Belize’s foremost parliamentarians, dignitaries and Mayors.

 

                          Scouts on the march in Belize City streets

Following the official ceremonies, formal uniform parades were held all over the country and these had the participation of members of the Belize Defence Force, organizations such as the Scouts, Girl Guides and Brownies, the Belize Red Cross, high schools, marching bands, and some churches. There were also floats representing some private sector organizations.

 

       Scouts from Chetumal participated in the Corozal Town parade

In Corozal Town, Scouts from Chetumal joined the Corozal Scouts for the entire weekend and participated in a number activities organized by the 6th Corozal Methodist Scout Group.

 

In Belize City, Scouts were treated with a bag of goodies and a cold juice after the parade that ended at the Yarborough Green.

 

               Some tired Scouts after the parade

Thanks to all the Scouts and Leaders who demonstrated patriotism on the celebration of our 32nd Anniversary of Independence.