St. George's Day
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    St. George's Day

    We are proposing to organise events in Valletta in which our youth members and adult leaders participate in scouting activities from 5th - 6th April. Specifically, we aim to :

    - Set up a campsite with tents around a flagpole (no pegging required)

    - Run a mix of traditional and modern scouting games during which we will have the general public participate (no charge)

    - Set up a manned stand to explain how the scouting method is achieved through fun and interesting programmes

    - Set up one or more pioneering projects (no pegging required) with a display of 'Scouting through the ages'

    - Have scouts/cubs do proficiency/progress badgework

    We undertake for the above to be planned so as not to interfere with the proceeding of Annual Parade. More so we wish our proposed activities to be an integral part of this day along with the Annual Parade during which all groups will be celebrating scouting. It therefore pains us to become aware of some individuals to be working in an underhanded manner by spreading uninformed speculation, this contrary to the scouting spirit of respect, dialogue and tolerance. We are in no way advocating that the Annual Parade be abolished and fully respect groups who choose to participate in it. Likewise we expect fellow groups to respect our wish to participate on the day by celebrating scouting in another way. We also want to put everyone's mind at rest that our group is in favour of having a uniform, although we feel that the current uniform should be updated to reflect active scouting. During the activities proposed on 6th March, which we hope will be approved by the Association, we plan to participate in full uniform. We therefore hope that this communication will put an end to uninformed comments that have been doing the rounds, by hearing what we plan to do directly from us. In conclusion, our planned activity came about after a whole year of discussion and following feedback from all members and leaders. Our stand is therefore not spiteful in nature, but one which as been arrived at through dialogue and truly reflects our beliefs in how the scouting method should be applied within our group and promoted with the public. We therefore count on our friends in scouting to support our activity. A warm left handshake to all.

    GSL David

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