Scouts

Welcome to the 11th Trinidad Fatima College Sea Scout Troop!

 

11th Trinidad Fatima College Sea Scout Troop’s purpose is to provide for your boys, an effective program designed to build desirable qualities of character, to train them in the responsibilities of participating citizenship, and to develop in them personal fitness, thus to help in the development of citizens who:

 

  • Are physically, mentally and emotionally fit.

  • Have a high degree of self-reliance as evidenced in such qualities as initiative, courage and resourcefulness. 

  • Have a keen respect for the basic rights of all people. 

To reach these goals, we employ the following methods:

 

  1. Patrols - which would give your sons an experience in group living and participating citizenship by placing responsibility on young shoulders and teaching the boys how to accept it. They would interact in small groups where they can easily relate to each other and determine troop activities through their elected Patrol Leaders.
     

  2. Outdoor Programs - Scouting is designed to take place outdoors. It is in the outdoor setting that Scouts share responsibilities and learn to live with one another. It is here that the skills and activities practiced at troop meetings come alive with purpose. Being close to nature helps your sons gain an appreciation for God’s handiwork and mankind’s place in it. 
     

  3. Leadership Development - The program encourages your sons to learn and practice leadership skills. Every Scout will have the opportunity to participate in both shared and total leadership situations. Understanding the concepts of leadership helps the boys to accept the leadership role of others and guides them toward the citizenship aim of Scouting.
     

  4. Ideals - The ideals of Scouting are spelled out in the Scout Promise, the Scout Law and the Scout Motto. The Boy Scout measures himself against these ideals and continually tries to improve. The goals are high, and, as he reaches for them, he has some control over what and who he becomes.
     

  5. Advancement - Scouting provides a series of surmountable obstacles and steps in overcoming them through the advancement method. Your sons will plan their advancement and progress at their own pace as they meet each challenge. They will be rewarded for each achievement, which will help them gain self-confidence. The steps in the advancement system help a Scout grow in self-reliance and in the ability to help others.
     

  6. Association with Adults - Boys learn a great deal by watching how adults conduct themselves. Scout leaders can be positive role models for the members of their troops. In many cases a Group Scout Leader who is willing to listen to boys, encourage them, and take a sincere interest in them, can make a profound difference in their lives.
     

  7. Personal Growth - As the Scouts plan their activities and progress toward their goals, they experience personal growth. The “Good Turn” concept is a major part of the personal growth method of Scouting. Boys grow as they participate in community service projects and do Good Turns for others. 
     

  8. Uniform - The uniform makes the Scout Troop visible as a force for good and creates a positive youth image in the community. Scouting is an action program, and wearing the uniform is an action that shows each Scout’s commitment to the aims and purposes of Scouting. The uniform gives the Scout identity in a world brotherhood of youth who believe in the same ideals. The uniform is practical attire for Scout activities and provides a way for Scouts to wear the badges that show what they have accomplished.

 

In addition to the above-mentioned life values, our dynamic program also seeks to teach and develop skills in Swimming, Sailing, Kayaking, Knot Tying, First Aid, Survival and Mechanical skills and much, much more, while having FUN, FUN FUN!!!

 

Meetings, Hikes, Camps

 

Scout meetings are on Fridays at school from 2.45pm to 5.00pm and on Saturdays at the CIC pool from 6.00am to 7.30am. There are two (2) Hikes and one (1) Camp per Term; with the exception in the last Term, one (1) Camp only.   Attendance & Investiture: A minimum of 75% attendance at Friday and Saturday meetings, as well as two (2) Hikes and (1) Camp and the successful completion of Skills Training Assessments (STAs), MUST be achieved in order for the recruit to qualify for Investiture.

 

Fees

 

Non-refundable Annual Fee of $300.00 payable at the start of each school year and Term Fee of $250.00 payable a start of each term.

 

Thank You

 

The 11th Trinidad Fatima College Sea Scout Troop appreciates you taking the time to become familiar with Scouting. We feel that an informed parent is a strong ally in delivering the Scouting program. Help us keep the program in accord with Scouting principles by fully supporting your sons and encouraging them in maintaining their commitment to attending meetings, camps, hikes and other related events. Please do your fair share to support a quality program.

THE SCOUT PROMISE

On my Honour:

I Promise that I will do my best.

To do my duty to God, and to

my Country. To help other people

and to keep the Scout Law.

OUR WATCHWORDS

Trust, Efficiency, Brotherhood, Duty, Service, and being Responsible for your Actions.

OUR MISSION

“To contribute to the education and development of young people, through a value-based approach to ensuring that our young people achieve their full physical, intellectual, social and spiritual potential as individuals, as responsible citizens and as members of their local, national and international communities.  We will strive to deliver a program of activities that advances the ideals of the scout movement and prepares our young men and women for responsible adulthood.  In all that we do, we will strive for excellence and the achievement of our fullest potential, both collectively and individually”.

THE SCOUT LAW

A Scout is to be TRUSTED, LOYAL, FRIENDLY and CONSIDERATE; a BROTHER to all Scouts. A Scout has COURAGE in all difficulties, MAKES GOOD USE of his time

and is CAREFUL with his possessions

and property. A Scout has RESPECT

for himself and others.

THE SCOUT MOTTO

Be Prepared.

Mucurapo Road, St James, Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago W.I.

fatimacollegett@gmail.com  •  868-622-4121

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