13th Wood Badge Advanced Course
Everything seemed happiness in 13th Wood Badge Advanced Course to be held in Belize Scout School Camp “Camp Oakley ". The 14 participants came together and soon began the sessions of the course, however the approach of Hurricane Ernesto made the course had to be canceled for a couple of days. All returned to their homes in order to be prepared for the entry of the hurricane.
During those days we were working in the National Office, following closely the path of the Hurricane, according to forecasts.
Finally the alert happened, luckily the hurricane had taken another route and the country was safe, everything returned to normal. It was then that the particpants were again summoned to be present at Camp Oakley, and thereby able to complete the course.
With great courage and joy all returned to the camp site, one by one the sessions were conducted. On Saturday we had a visit of cubs and scouts who enjoyed an activity prepared by the course participants.
On Sunday, the end came with a tinge of sadness at the closing ceremony. Moving words shared by several of the participants and especially by the director of the course, more than one person who made us mourn.
It was a great experience that I could share with the Scouts of Belize, thanks for inviting me to live such great moments.