First Girls in Scouting in Belize…(Historical Facts)

Historical Facts about Scouting in Belize
First Girls in Scouting in Belize

July 15, 2020

 On June 16, 1991, Chief Commissioner Reynaldo Guerrero and a team of other leaders from National Scout Headquarters paid an official visit to the 1st Corozal Scout Group under the then leadership of Group Scout Leader Cynthia Robateau. Fred Orio was District Commissioner at that time.

The occasion was historic as for the first-time girls would be allowed to become members of The Scout Association of Belize and Chief Commissioner Guerrero was present to witness the occasion.

Upon arrival in Corozal, Chief Commissioner Guerrero inspected the guard of honor during which time he interacted verbally with some of the Scouts and Cub Scouts.

The Investiture ceremony followed and so it is that history was written.

It would be interesting to know the names of these girls and where they are now!


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About Past Adult Leaders in Scouting

About Past Adult Leaders in Scouting

July 9, 2020

Today we feature Viviani Teul
 Mr. Viviani Teul was born on June 4, 1958 in the Cayo District. He attended Sacred Heart Primary School and did secondary schooling at the Sacred Heart College. He attained a Trained Teacher’s Diploma from Belize Teacher Training College and pursued a Bachelor’s Degree in Science from the University-Mankato in Minnesota, United States of America.

He joined Scout Association in 1992 and was warranted Group Scout Leader for 3rd Cayo, Benque Viejo Scout Group in 1993 after its establishment; a tasked that he accomplished after many months of preparations.

As an adult leader he successfully attended the following courses:

  • 1992 – Basic II;
  • 1993 – Initial training and Basic I;
  • 1993 – Advance Wood Badge training;
  • 1995 – Level 1 Course for Trainers and received an appointment as Assistant Leader Trainer;
  • 2014 – Finance Seminar, Inter-American Scout Region, Guatemala.


During these 23 years of involvement in Scouting, he attended the 16th Central American Camporee in Honduras in 1993 and led a delegation of Scouts from Belize to Seattle to participate in the Washington Camp. He also organized a joint venture exchange program with Scouts from Seattle and Benque Viejo Town in which they traveled to Tikal in Guatemala as part of the program. He was elected a member of the National Scout Assembly in 1998 and was awarded his 4th wood badge bead as a trainer in 2004. He served as Training Commissioner for a number of years and then retired from Scouting.

Viv as we affectionately call him received four awards during his time with the Association:

  • The Chief Scout Personal Award
  • The Chief Scout Commendation for Good Service
  • The Medal of Merit
  • The long Service Decoration

Viv is married to Doris Patt who also served as an adult leader in Scouting for many years; they have two daughters, Joyce Clarissa and Doris Marie. In his free time, he enjoys reading, watching movies, learning about archaeology, listening to music helping others and his passion “doing something for Scouting”.

Thank you Viviani for your unselfish service to the young people of Belize. You “ROCK”

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Belize Scout Foundation (BSF) donates

Belize Scout Foundation (BSF) donates Lawnmower to Scout Association

July 8, 2020

 The Belize Scout Foundation in partnership with Universal Hardware Company Limited donated a lawnmower to The Scout Association of Belize today Wednesday, July 8, 2020.


At its meeting of the BSF held on June 27, 2020, National Scout Executive Roberto Lopez made the request to the Foundation saying that they urgently needed a lawnmower to assist them with keeping the grounds at Camp Oakley, the national training and camping grounds clean since the weed cutter they have been using is not enough to do the work.

Today, Dr. Rene Villanueva, chairman of the Foundation accompanied by Hilberto B. Riverol, Executive Director of the Scout Foundation presented the lawnmower to Roberto Lopez.

The Directors of the Belize Scout Foundation are pleased to support the Scout Association and reiterates its commitment to its mission to raise, invest and administer funds to create the means to support Scout programs that will prepare young people to make sound principled life decisions as they develop into responsible adults.

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Major Eric Neal (IG and ADC) graduates from Canadian Forces College

Major Eric Neal (IG and ADC) graduates from Canadian Forces College with a Master of Defence Studies (MDS) degree

July 8, 2020

 The Belize Scout Foundation CONGRATULATES Major Eric Neal on his recent achievement of a Master of Defence Studies (MDS) degree from the Canadian Forces College.

Major Neal is the sixth Belizean to attend this program and the first to achieve the MDS.

He is the Aide de Camp (ADC) to the Governor-General of Belize and is also currently the Chief Scout of Belize.

During his school days, he was a Scout with the 1st Belize Holy Redeemer Scout Troop and attributes his love for the army from what he learned in Scouting. He currently serves as an ex-officio member with the Belize Scout Foundation. CONGRATULATIONS! Major Neal

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