History of Scouting in Belize – Queen’s Scout Edguin Castellanos
In 1989 Venture Scout Colin Faux from the 4th Belize Wesley Venture Scout Unit received the Queen’s Scout Award.
Seven years after, on February 24, 1996 Edguin Castellanos was awarded the Queen’s Scout Award, the highest youth award in Scouting in Belize. He was a member of the 1st Orange Walk Scout Group where he also assumed various leadership roles before moving on to be the Group Scout Leader of the 3rd Orange Walk Scout Group. Apart from serving in these capacities, Edguin assisted with the training of many Scouts at numerous training courses and camps and was instrumental in organizing events both at the group, district and national level.
Edguin served as a primary school teacher for 10 years in the Orange Walk district before moving to Los Angeles, California where he currently works as a Director for Special Needs Network, Inc., a non-profit grassroots organization responding to the crises of autism and other developmental disabilities in underserved communities.
He is also an active member and current Secretary of Panamerican Masonic Lodge #513 where he has held the office of Master on two occasions and is the recipient of the Hiram Award for Distinguished Service.
Edguin is married to Margarita Cuellar for over 21 years and is the proud father of two daughters, Kariel and Lea.
You make us proud Edguin