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Scouting in Barbados could be lots of fun while helping the nation to produce good citizens, Chief Justice Sir Marston Gibson has said.
Sir Marston made the comments while addressing more than 1 500 scouts, parents, dignitaries and other well-wishers at yesterday’s Founders’ Day Service for the scouting association at the Gymnasium of the Garfield Sobers Sports Complex.
The Chief Justice, a former senior scout himself, spoke of his experiences and his struggles to meet required standards of appearance, such as polishing his shoes, along with the enjoyable episodes of camping.
“It [scouting] helped make me understand certain basic concepts. First is the concept of your appearance,” he said.
He added that inculcating this attitude was relevant to a current dress phenomenon among boys. “Nowadays it is still possible to see boys walking around with their pants falling  off . . . . I recommend to you scouting as a way of producing good citizenship, but I especially want to recommend it to the boys because we seem to be losing our boys along the way,” said Sir Marston.(GA)  

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