The Group participated in this year’s annual parade on April 6th. Before the parade we met up at the College Chapel for mass at 8:00am celebrated by Fr Rector.
Eighty five members took part from our Group and all turned out well. This event is somewhat of a headache to us leaders because we face issues with members not having the correct uniforms (although we know there are problems of supply from the scout shop), indifferent members not wanting to attend and preparations in the previous weeks being a problem to meet up all together and get things done properly.
All in all, we did very well and those that attended young and old did the Group and College proud. This year, for the first time we gave our salute to the new President H.E Dr M Colerio Preca and Chief Scout Dr Arthur Azzopardi and Chief Commissioner Mr Leslie Bonnici besides other dignitaries and former scout commissioners.
On another note, we are contemplating adding some instruments to our drums and improving on what we have. The costs involved are considerably high but I am confident that with the right support we can do this. If there are parents that can help in this regard we will accept any support.
In two years time our Group will be celebrating its 100th anniversary and my dream is to have a small and well trained band leading the Group that year. I know we have the members who can be part of this, however it’s a matter of getting the right instruments and people to train the members. Irrespective of whether I will still be around or not till then, I really wish this idea is taken up by my fellow leaders too.