REPORTING · 22nd February 2010
The Scouting and Guiding organizations in Kitimat gathered for their annual Hike for Hunger on Friday, February 19th to kick off Scout Guide Week. The hike began at the United Church and traveled down Haisla Boulevard ending at the Kitimat Food Bank. The youth were challenged to bring an item that could be spread on toast.
At the Foodbank, the Scouts and Guides met up with Mayor Joanne Monaghan who signed a proclamation recognizing Guide Scout week, from Feburary 19th to the 26th.
“It is a time of celebration for Scouts Canada and Girl Guides of Canada - a time when both organizations come together in the spirit of friendship to honour their heritage. It is also an opportunity for the public to recognize the limitless potential of Canadian Youth and the work that Scouting and Guiding do to help build a better world for our nation's future leaders. These organizations instil values of leadership, honour and teamwork through the many exciting outdoor programs they provide for over 84,000 boys, girls and youth nationwide,” proclaimed Monaghan.
She expressed knowing many youth who have been through the Scouting program who have spoken highly of it. Scout Guide week celebrates the birthday of Scouting Founder, Lord Robert Baden-Powell and his wife, Olave.
Meggan Owens and Kate Durrant march ahead of their leaders
Alexander and Lorenzo Marrello along with Scouter Doug Hughan carried the flag down the hill.