Scouts mark 105th Anniversary; mourn passing member


unnamed (2)[] – As scouts from across the country gathered to celebrate the 105th Anniversary of the Scout Association of Guyana (SAG), this year’s observance was dedicated to long-serving member, Assistant District Commissioner – Cub Scouts, Marcia Jennifer Dey, who died on Saturday.

SAG President and Chief Scout, Ramsay Ali said the passing of Dey was a major loss to the association and to scouting across Guyana. He noted that her hands-on approach and dedication to the scout movement contributed significantly to its growth and development. Reflecting on her passing SAG’s Chief Commissioner, Zaida Joaquin said Dey was not only a scout, but a sister, friend and mother. Dey, she said, was very active in the movement and led contingents to a number of Caribbean Cuboree events. She was a member of the association for well over a decade.

More than 350 scouts across the country participated in this year’s anniversary observance. Fourteen groups with scouts ranging from 7 to 19 years old camped out at SAG Headquarters on Woolford Avenue. They took part in a rally through the streets of Georgetown on Saturday then competed with each other in a series of games. The association also held its annual ‘BBQ and Lime’ where members of the public took full advantage of the tasty treats while being entertained by the games.

This year the association will be honouring long-serving members and those who have made sterling contributions to the growth and development of scouting in Guyana.



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