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
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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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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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