April 2020 archive

History of Scouting in Belize

History of Scouting in Belize
April 27, 2020

Our first male Queen’s Scout in Belize was Mr. John Waight from the 2nd Belize Holy Redeemer Scout Troop who received the award on July 11, 1962, followed by Robert (Bobby) Leslie from the 1st Belize Holy Redeemer Scout Troop in 1965 and Robert Cadle from the 5th Belize St. Mary’s Scout Troop in 1969.

During the next 19 years no one received the award. Then in 1989 Venture Scout Colin Faux, a member of the 4th Belize Wesley Venture Scout Unit received the award. I recall vividly going through the Queen’s Scout requirements with Colin sometimes late at night at his house because during that time he was also attending high school which was very demanding but he still found time for his Scouting activities.

Colin served as a primary school teacher for 19 years and is currently serving his country as a Constable Police Officer and holds the office of Quartermaster and Armorer for the Police Department. Prior to this he served the Police Department as a Corporal when he was shot in the line of duty in 2005 for which he received the Belizean Patriot Award in 2005 for Meritorious Service and Bravery in the line of duty.

Colin also served as a Cadet Officer in the Belize Defence Force.


I hereby present to you Queen’s Scout Colin Faux, our fourth Queen’s Scout in Belize.


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With sympathy

Our deepest condolences to the Catholic Diocese of Belize City & Belmopan on the passing of Auxiliary Bishop the Most Reverend Dorick Wright

We ask for prayers for the repose of his soul and ask Almighty God to enter him into his kingdom and grant him eternal rest.

May his soul rest in peace

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Micaela Chiac selected to the DESIGN team of the Interamerican Youth Network

The Belize Scout Foundation congratulates Venture Scout Micaela Chiac on her recent appointment as a member of the DESIGN working team of the Interamerican Youth Network.

Micaela was born on October 9, 2001 in Belize City. Her parents Benedicto Chiac Sr. (deceased) and Maria Lourdes Mai allowed her to join the Cub Scouts at the tender age of seven along with her two other siblings, Benedicto Jr. and Ryan.


She moved from the Cub Scout Section when she was 11 years and onwards to be a Venture Scout when she turned fifteen. In total she has been in Scouting for 13 years, four years as a Venture Scout.

As a Scout and Venture Scout she served as camp staff at numerous camps and her experience as a young leader did not go unnoticed as she was selected to attend the 2nd Train the Trainers-CAL Course in El Salvador in 2019.

Micaela’s GOAL in Scouting is to share her experience with the young people of Belize and the world to show that nothing is impossible once you put your mind to it. She also wants to contribute positively with innovative ideas and with the design and promotion of the youth program to the best of her ability so that it becomes more attractive for young people. Her advice to young people, “Join Scouting because it changes your life for the better to become responsible, honest, loyal and trustworthy and the experience gained will serve you through your adult life”.

Micaela is a member of the 9th Belize St. Ignatius Scout Group under the leadership of Kirk Lainfiesta. She is also currently the treasurer for the Belize City Venture Scouts and a member of the Educational Proposal Team for The Scout Association of Belize.


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Earth Day Celebration

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