The Constant Issue

A poem by Reuben Cruikshank

Youth Advocacy/National Affairs Committee Member, National Youth Network


Imagine, if you will, a young hart that has just been birthed into this world
The hart’s heart so pure, so pious and innocent it sees the silver lining
Said same silver that ended his mother and father
Or rather, the same silver that now clutches and caresses…

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Participants Selected for Interamerican Leadership Training

The Interamerican Leadership Training was initiated by the Interamerican Region to develop twenty young leaders for each National Scout Organisation over the course of ten years from 2013  to 2022.

The project is supported by the Messengers of Peace Support Fund, the Interarmerican Scout Foundation…

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JOTA-JOTI (Jamboree on the Air - Jamboree on the Internet) is the largest Scouting event in the world with over 1 million Scouts participating across 150+ countries. Scouts and Guides across the world connect with each other during JOTA-JOTI using the airwaves and the internet.

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In Memoriam: Marlene Griffith

3 December, 1952 - 26 September, 2017

Marlene was a very active member of the Scout Association since joining in 1970, her last role being Headquarters Commissioner (HQC) for Cub Scouts. 

Never one for the limelight, Marlene humbly served with purpose and pride. As a Cub Scout leader and a teacher, she influenced the lives…

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BSA International Camp Staff Experience

By: Siddeeq Shakoor

Camp Parsons, where the mountains meet the sea – my home for 2 months. After 12 hours of flying and 3 hours driving, I arrived at Camp Parsons in Brinnon, Washington. Situated in the Olympic Peninsula on the shores of the Hood Canal, the camp itself was the most beautiful place I have ever been to and every…

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Change Inspired by Iceland

By: Anwar Shakoor

Cold! Yes it was! coming from the Caribbean, seven participants represented Trinidad and Tobago in the largest moot ever which took place in Iceland.

The first three out of nine days of camping were split into 12 villages around the island, where each experience was amazing. The sceneries are spectacular…

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My First Indaba

By: Krishan Punilal

The Annual Leaders’ Indaba was held on the 16th of September 2017 at the National Headquarters, where leaders from across Trinidad and Tobago gathered to discuss the progression of ScoutsTT over the last year, and the way forward for the new Scouting year and beyond.

This year’s Indaba focused…

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UN's SDG 16, Youth, Peace and Security Workshop

By: Mikael Hepburn (6th Trinidad Sea Scouts)

On the 29th of July I attended the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals 16 Youth Peace and Security workshop. The overarching aims of this workshop were to introduce interested persons to the Youth Peace Building project and…

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41st World Scout Conference, Azerbaijan 2017

Leadership from 167 National Scout Organizations representing over 40 million Scouts will convene on Monday for the World Scouting’s ‘general assembly’, the World Scout Conference in Baku, Azerbaijan. The Conference will take place from 14-18 August 2017 at the Baku Congress Centre.

The triennial event will draw the largest delegations…

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