Association receives grant of $6,000.00

On December 21, 2018 The Belize Scout Endowment Foundation handed over a check of $6,000.00 to The Scout Association to support their ongoing programs and needs.

$1,500.00 went towards the repairs of the windmill that pumps water to overhead water tanks that then gravity feed the entire camp with water.

$1,168.44 was used to buy a heavy duty weed cutter to maintain and keep the camping sites clean and safe.

$515.50 was used to insure and license the Scout vehicle

$1,661.51 went towards subsidizing the Christmas Scouts Color Festival Mini Camp held at Camp Oakley.

The balance of $1,154.55 was used for other needs like radio license, severance payables, fuel for vehicle and repairs to building.

The Foundation is pleased it was able to assist the Association with this grant to enable them to function effectively.

 

 

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Clay Filling of Scout Lot

On December 11, 2018 the first trucks of clay fill started rolling on the Scout lot on Albert Street, Belize City.

Dump trucks delivering clay fill to the Scout lot

While the clay was being delivered, it was spread through the kind assistance of Cisco Construction Ltd.

It took fifty loads of fill to get the lot to the point where construction can begin.  This was made possible through the generosity of many individuals whose interest is to see our young people develop into responsible, contributing citizens in our society.  A hearty thanks to all the Directors of the Foundation that contributed financially towards this phase of the project, including Belize Ship Handlers and Mr. Francis Woods for donating machinery and personnel.

Filled lot

 

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First phase of landfilling

November 16, 2018 will be a landmark date for the construction of the Sir Colville N. Young Building as it  was the day that the first load of fill was delivered to the Scout lot.  This first phase of the project was aimed at preparing the driveway so that clay fill material could be dropped off at the back of the land to facilitate the spreading of the fill.  This was followed by many more loads of fill donated by Cisco Construction Ltd

Cisco machinery and personnel spreading first loads of fill on Scout lot

Not only did Cisco Construction Ltd. donate the fill but also the machinery to spread the fill on the lot.

We at the Belize Scout Foundation are thankful and appreciative of the contribution of over $10,000.00 by Cisco Construction.  Thank you, Mr. Francis Woods, for your generosity.

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Cleaning of Scout Lot

On October 26, 2018 the Scout lot located on Regent Street immediately behind the Hilda Rosado Girl Guides Hut was cleaned with the assistance of inmates of the Kolbe Foundation.

Left to right – Francis Woods, member of the building committee and Dr. Rene Villanueva inspecting the Scout lot before cleaning

This parcel of land was granted to The Scout Association of Belize as a grant in 1981 and since then it has been cleaned as frequently as possible but now with the Belize Scout Foundation taking on the challenge of building a home for the Scouts of Belize, it is foreseen that this is the last time the lot will be cleaned in this manner as plans are to fill the land and prepare it for the construction of the Scout building.

Thank you Kolbe Foundation and inmates for the great job done in cleaning the land for the Scouts.  It is now ready for filling.

Cleaned Scout lot after a day of hard work by inmates of the Kolbe Foundation

 

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