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St Margaret’s Sea Scouts rebuilds community
With a renewed mission to empower the youth in the community, the St Margaret’s Sea Scouts reactivated their membership under the zealous guidance of Anselm “Slim” Callender. At an event last month, at the St Margaret’s Community Centre, some of these gentlemen ceremoniously gathered to officially announce the return of the Sea Scouts, and their mandate.
In existence for 60 years, the S Margaret’s Sea Scouts has over the years seen some of the village’s finest pass through its ranks, many of whom are now in their fifties—men such as Andrew Alves, Godfrey John, Valentine George, Renny Forde, Glenn Young and the current President of the Village Council, Colin George.
Callender, also the manager of entertainer Ronnie McIntosh and the band Blue Ventures, and a Sea Scout himself, said: “There is an escalation of crime in the village, just as elsewhere in T&T. We were blessed with a support structure in our youth, under mentors such as the late Scout’s Master Trevor Levine.”
Godfrey John elaborated: “We would like to show that there are positive role models in the community.”
With the assistance of some of the wives, including Sharon Alves and Dianne Reuben, along with Lima Ramjohn, whose parents—Manny and Irma Ramjohn—have been the life’s blood of the Scouts during most of their living years. Lima continues the family tradition after their death.
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