Latest Jamaica News: St. Ann, Jamaica, the place, where scouting started 109 years ago, will be transformed into a universe of fun and excitement, July 30- August 5 in the central tourist town of Ocho Rios.
Close to 1,000 Cub Scouts and their leaders from Jamaica and 7 other countries across the region will meet for the 15th staging of the Caribbean Cuboree.
The Caribbean Cuboree which is being staged in Jamaica for the second time will be held under the patronage of Sir Patrick Allen, Chief Scout of Jamaica and Governor-General of Jamaica.
These boys and girls who will be staying at the Ocho Rios High School, Ocho Rios Primary School, and St. John’s Preparatory Schools will be engaged in wide-ranging activities designed to shape their development over the period.
Karen Harriot-Wilson, the Assistant Chief Commissioner at the Scout Association of Jamaica with portfolio responsibility for Cubs says the event provides the youngsters with the opportunity for cultural exchange, where the participants will learn new skills while having fun.
“With Jamaica hosting the Caribbean Cuboree, for the second time, significant efforts are being made to afford children who are Cub Scouts, living in inner-city and rural communities across the island are able to attend,” Harriot Wilson said.
She said the event which is being held under the theme ‘Cuboree – A Universe of Fun’, will include activities geared towards ensuring the youngsters have fun while being educated and that during the process they will have the opportunity of developing their leadership skills through engagements that will incorporate critical thinking.
“Participants will have the opportunity to tour several sites island-wide, and experience our own version of the annual Emancipation Jubilee at the Seville Heritage Park in St. Ann on July 31.”
Meanwhile, Maurice Brown the Chief Commissioner for the Scout Association of Jamaica said the gathering of Cubs and their leaders for the Cuboree from the region, the US and England will strengthen Jamaica’s tourism product, as they seek to deepen the participation of young people within the scout movement, and encourage adoption of the Association’s values and vision.
The Scout Association of Jamaica is headquartered at 2d Camp Road, Kingston 5, and can be reached at (876) 926-7209, or by email: [email protected]
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