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Tuesday, 9 February 2010

MORE TENTS NEEDED BEFORE RAINS HIT! ...and for once we are not talking about camping at Lower Treave...!

ShelterBox Response Team member Mark Pearson has been working with Scouts in Haiti to set up 210 ShelterBox tents. ShelterBox is partnered with the Scout Association and Scouts have already helped ShelterBox in disaster zones across the globe. Now, thanks to Mark’s work, they are helping ShelterBox in Haiti.

Mark said: ‘I personally trained ten Scouts from Port au Prince at the 82nd Airborne HQ (US Military in Haiti). The scouts, after I did a first demo, then set up a tent to perfection in ten minutes.’

On Friday, February 5, fifty Haitian scouts set up 70 ShelterBox tents in the central Palace area where 3,000 people are homeless. They did it in less than four hours. Mark added: ‘The Train the Trainer sessions paid off and all the Haitian people were so happy, it was a great day for all involved. We’re doing the same today with a further 140 ShelterBoxes.’

Alex George, President of West Department International Scouts d’Haiti, said: ‘Our Scouts are themselves homeless but in the traditional Scout tradition we are happy to help our people and feel good doing so with ShelterBox and the US military. ‘This is brilliant equipment and the tents are perfect for Haiti.’

The Scout Law is:

1. A Scout is to be trusted.
2. A Scout is loyal.
3. A Scout is friendly and considerate.
4. A Scout belongs to the worldwide family of Scouts.
5. A Scout has courage in all difficulties.
6. A Scout makes good use of time and is careful of possessions and property.
7. A Scout has self-respect and respect for others.
Well done the Scouts!
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