LAST WEEKEND a group of scouts from the IV Scout Group of Alfas del Pi, met with the Mayor of the town Vincente Arques and head of Public Relations Marisa Cortes, to present them with a commemorative plaque in appreciation of their help in organising a major scouting festival earlier in the month.
They also thanked local sports, pilota, tennis and fitness clubs for their collaboration.
The event, the Scouting Olympic Games, were held in the municipality on the first weekend in March and brought together more than 150 young people between 14 and 17 years of age from throughout the Valencian Community. The main objective of the games was to promote the practice of sport as part of a healthier lifestyle.
Scouting events of this type are organised to encourage integration between the different scouting packs of the Valencian region by strengthening the ties between its members. In addition, they promote healthy competitiveness, sportsmanship and teamwork throughout each group.
The IV Scout Group Alfaz del Pi was set up in 2013 and is integrated into the Valencian Scout Federation and the Scouting Association of Spain.
The group is currently made up of 34 boys and girls between 5 and 18 years old and six Scout leaders. They meet every weekend to take part in activities aimed at promoting respect, brotherhood, co-operation and love of nature. They also work closely with Alfàs del Pi Town Hall, carrying out workshops and activities for children at various local events, including International Day, Fira L’Alfàs and Tree Day.
Worldwide, the Scout Movement has representation in 165 countries and territories, with approximately 30 million members grouped in their varying organisations. The movement, started by Robert Baden-Powell in the early 1900’s is based on playful activities for educational purposes through outdoor activities and community service, in order to characterize and teach human values in a practical way.