Baden Powell Scouts Malta have returned from a five-day trip on the North Slope of Etna at Statella Park Randazzo in Sicily. 53 Scouts and Scout Leaders represented by Scout Troops from Baħrija, Luqa, Mgarr, Mtarfa, Qormi, St. Paul’s Bay and Żebbuġ participated in an International Camp organised by WFIS Gela Scout Groups with the name CAMPO SCOUT della ‘FENICE’ - LA RINASCITA.
The challenging program was based on Traditional Scouting, meaning that Scout Patrols had to organise the set-up of the camp, build life-size camp gadgets, cook their own meals, and take part in camp competitions and camp duties. On the second day, the scouts made a commemorative t-shirt as a souvenir of the camp while they also made a woggle and a stove from a soft drink can. The following day, the Scouts visited the City Centre of Randazzo and the day after, Gole D’ Alcantara and Taormina.
Every night after dinner, all 270 scouts at camp experienced the traditional campfire where together in the brotherhood of scouting, they sang camp fire songs, prayed together, took part in camp fire sketches, played different games with other scouts from different scout associations. These groups were from ASSISCOUT - ABANO 1, AGESCI - MARSALA, BADEN POWELL SCOUTS ITALIA – PALERMO 1, SCOUT ASSOCIATION OF MALTA – ST. ALOYSIUS SCOUT GROUP, GSI – DELIA and AGESCI – MAZZARINO.
All our scouts who took part on this international scout camp returned home with unforgettable scouting memories, new knowledge, newly forged friendships with international scouts, renewed old ones, a lot of scouting enthusiasm and ample reinforcement to personal growth and development.