Tag day to help fund Scout camps
A tag day for the Scout Association of Bermuda is to help raise funds for activities and camping trips.
Scouts will sell tags at Lindo’s in Devonshire and Warwick from 8am to 7pm on Saturday.
Geoffrey Rothwell, the Bermuda Scouts Chief Commissioner, said: “Scouting helps children and young adults reach their full potential and encourages them to make a positive impact in communities.
“Our aim is to raise money so we might honour our commitment that no child be denied this opportunity due to financial constraints.
“Fundraisers like this weekend’s tag day help accomplish this.”
The event will come after Scouts celebrated Founder’s Day on February 22 in honour of Lord Baden-Powell, who started the scouting movement before the First World War.
A spokesman said: “Today we continue to honour Lord Baden-Powell’s philosophy that camp is an integral part of the scouting experience, ‘ … a week of camp life is worth six months of theoretical teaching in the meeting room’.
“Scout camps, which are hosted throughout the year, provide much more than an outdoor adventure – children learn the lifelong skills of teamwork, independence, and creativity.”
He added: “By taking part in diverse activities across the island, the Bermuda Scouts learn leadership, survival skills and develop lifelong friendships.
“The Bermuda Scout Association is proud to be able to provide its participants with multiple camping experiences from weeklong island camping trips in the summer, to multiple weekend camping trips across the island in the fall, winter and spring seasons.
“Additionally, Bermuda Scouts are eligible to travel around the world, participating in camping trips and jamboree activities.”