Scouts spread Christmas cheer

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SAG Members 'Sharing-a-Meal' at the Dharam Shala
SAG Members ‘Sharing-a-Meal’ at the Dharm Shala

[www.inewsguyana.com] – Every year the Scout Association of Guyana (SAG), as part of its Christmas outreach programme, visits several communities and institutions to share hot meals to the less fortunate.

This year, Scout groups around Guyana were again given the opportunity to participate in the Share-a-Meal initiative by visiting various communities to share meals and/or gifts. This saw groups visiting the Dharm Shala in Georgetown and in Berbice, the New Nazareth Home in Carmichael Street and several depressed areas. Persons received hot meals, drinks, sweet treats and gifts.

This year SAG welcomed on board new groups; the Tain Clifton and John Community Scout Group and Sacred Heart RC Scout Group. They were more than happy to join in the association’s Annual Share-a-Meal initiative. Reports coming from those two groups were the feelings of joy in sharing things that most people take for granted such as a hot meal.

A Food Can drive by the National Venturer Council, where they are collecting cans of food from the various Scout Groups and other individuals, is also currently ongoing. These will be sorted and distributed to the St. Thomas Moore Home. Distribution to other homes will also be done providing enough cans are collected.

SAG would like to remind the public that funding is generated through strict fundraising activities such as BBQs, walk-a-tons and car washes and work-n-earn activities with various organizations, such as the GMRSC. Scouts are not authorized to collect money from the public in the streets, and as such, the association would like to reiterate that those involved in such practices are not members of SAG.

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