28 MILLION SCOUTS CELEBRATE SCOUTING WEEK

February 15, 2003 marks the beginning of Scout Week in Tumbler Ridge, but also for more than 28 million Scouts around the world. Scouts in 216 countries around the globe will be celebrating the creation of Scouting by Lord Robert Baden-Powell, called B.P. for short. He started Scouting in Britain in 1907 when he decided to write a book specifically for kids to learn about scouting. It was an instant success. February 22 is B.P.?s birthday and thus the week of his birthday has traditionally been honoured and celebrated by Scouts world-wide.

In Tumbler Ridge, a number of events have been planned for Scouting Week. On Friday, February 20th, you may notice a Beaver, Cub or Scout wearing his uniform at school or around town. This is to honour Lord Robert Baden-Powell?s birthday as the founder of Scouting. On Sunday, February 22 there will be a pot luck supper for all Scouts and their families at the Holy Cross Catholic Church at 5:00pm. Saturday, February 28th is the event you don?t want to miss – the annual ?Kub Kar Races? to be held at the Community Center fireside lounge. All Beavers, Cubs and Scouts will be racing their handmade racing vehicles on the race track starting at 1:00pm. All are welcome to join in on the fun.

Scouting builds confidence in kids and strengthens our next generation.

If you would like to know more about how you or your kids can become involved in Scouting or would like more information about Scouting Week, contact Kevin Pack at 242-5728 or Tina Webb at 242-5145.