Help each Other, Understand Each Other, Serve Each Other.
Saturday the 24th November 2018 sees Baden-Powell Scouts Malta (BPSM) undertake a hike from Marfa (near LABRANDA Hotel & Spa) to St Paul’s Bay Local Council HQ.
Organised by Group Scout Leader (GSL) Mr. Victor Brincat of St Paul’s Bay Baden-Powell Sea Scout crew, this is the second year this hike is being undertaken. It is a fundraising event with money being given to Hospice Malta.
Meeting time will be at 14:45 with the hike starting at 15:00. Projected finish time will be 18:30.
Members of the public are welcome to join in with an entry fee payable to GSL Victor Brincat of €5. Just make sure you are dressed appropriately with stout shoes or boots, bring a waterproof jacket just in case!
Last years event raised around €800 for Hospice Malta, help BPSM break this record!
See you there…
Saturday the 10th November 2018 and Sunday the 11th November 2018 saw Baden-Powell Scouts (BPSM) running and taking part in commemorations of the 100th anniversary of the Armistice which brought about the end of The Great War.
BPSM focused especially on the role of Scouts and Maltese people who served the cause and who made the ultimate sacrifice.
The 10th November 2018 saw an exhibition in collaboration with the Marconi Amateur Radio Circle in Mtarfa. In the afternoon at 15:00 was a simple but significant ceremony at the Commonwealth War cemetery at Ta’ Qali. In attendance were representatives of the Royal British Legion (Malta GC) branch and the Armed Forces of Malta. The Chief Scout (BPSM) Mr George Mangion made a short address to those present and wreaths were laid at the war memorial.
Sunday the 11th November 2018 saw BPSM take part in the national remembrance ceremony at the Cenotaph for this first time. The contingent marched from The Granaries in Floriana to the Cenotaph and took part in the ceremony attended by H.E. The President of Malta, members of the government and representatives of several embassies.
Our traditional approach to Scouting encompasses the notion of “duty to country”, we will never forget those in any conflict who made the ultimate sacrifice doing their duty.
Armistice Centenary Commemoration 2018
Baden-Powell Scouts Malta are pleased to announce a weekend of commemoration 100 years since the end of World War 1.
We are commemorating three things, the role of our nation, the sacrifices made by Maltese people during this conflict and the role of Scouts and former Scouts.
The event will be held on Saturday the 10th and Sunday the 11th November 2018 and is split as follows:
At 10:00 on the 10th November at the Marconi Amateur Radio Club, Mtarfa there will be an exhibition of scale models and of the stories of Scouts and men who took part in this conflict. The mayor of Mtarfa will be in attendance.
At 15:00 on the same day there will be a ceremony at the Commonwealth Cemetery at Ta’Qali. This will be attended by H.E. The President of Malta.
H.E. will then proceed at 16:00 to view the exhibition at the Marconi Amateur Radio Club.
On the 11th November 2018 at 10:00 BPSM will attending the War Memorial at Floriana.
At 09:00 on the same day Scouts will be manning the previous days exhibition which will be near to the radio transmitters at Military Mtarfa.
Members of the public are cordially invited to any or all of these events. For the ceremony at Ta’Qali and Floriana medals awarded personally or to relatives for any military or civilian service may be worn.
The importance and significance of sacrifices made by the people of Malta during any campaign must never be forgotten. Baden-Powell Scouts Malta, whilst always looking forward is determined that our nations’ past should never be forgotten.
Yours in Traditional Scouting
Mr George Mangion
President and Chief Scout, Baden-Powell Scouts Malta.
PRESS RELEASE FROM BADEN-POWELL SCOUTS MALTA
Bethlehem Peace Light Ceremony -
The public and press are cordially invited to witness the arrival of the Bethlehem Peace Light to Malta during the morning of Saturday the 20th January 2018 at San Anton Gardens (10:00am).
Baden-Powell Scouts Malta, an independent, traditional Scouting organisation is honoured to host this ceremony for the fourth year and it will be presided by H.E. Marie Louise Coleiro Preca, President of Malta.
The Bethlehem Peace Light originates at the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem where at the site of Christ's birth, a flame has been burning for centuries. The light symbolises peace, love and goodness.
Since 1995 Scouting and Guiding organisations across the world have distributed the light around the world to promote peace and harmony.
The light comes to Malta via Federazione Scout Europa Italia and is conveyed under Scout escort with the help and kind permission of Virtu Ferries Limited.
Bethlehem Peace Light arrives in Malta
Baden-Powell Scouts Malta (BPSM) is delighted to announce the arrival of the Bethlehem Peace Flame to Malta.
On Monday the 15th January 2018 a small party of Scouters which included Mr George Mangion (President of BPSM) and Mr Victor Brincat (Sea Scout Commissioner) travelled to Catania, Sicily where they received the light from Don Nuccio Pugliesi who represented the Italian Scout Federation.
The flame now is at rest and we remind everyone that it will be formally welcomed to Malta on Saturday the 20th January 2018 at 10:00 am by H.E. the President of Malta at San Anton Palace. The public and press are cordially invited to witness this small yet significant ceremony.
We hope to see everyone there.