Every year on our Annual Calendar of Events the Scout Association of Guyana hosts their annual Share-a-Meal with those less fortunate. Unlike last year where a kids party was held, each group was given the opportunity to branch out into various communities or homes to share meals and/or gifts with the less fortunate. This saw groups visiting the St. John's Bosco Boys Orphanage, Uncle Eddie's Home (A hope for elderly persons), Dharma Shala (a home for the poor), the homeless men & women around one of Guyana's busiest markets, Bourda Market, among other places. Persons received a hot meal and drinks and for some gifts of much needed necessities.
Added to our annual share-a-meal, a former Scouter who now resides in Barbados sent us a barrel of clothing, shoes, socks and backpacks which were sorted by the National Team and distributed to the following homes: Red Cross Convalescent Home (Home for infants and small children); Ruimveldt Children's Aid Centre (centre providing care and meals for kids in depressed areas within the community); Joshua Home (home for kids and youths, who have been abandoned by their parents, either due to death or financial difficulties); St. Thomas Moore Home (Catholic Home for Elderly Men); and Uncle Eddie's Home (Home for elderly persons).
Presently going on is a Food Can drive by the National Venturer Council, where they are collecting cans of food from the various Scout Groups and from friends and family. These will be sorted and distributed to those less fortunate on Dec. 28, 2013. This will conclude our Share-a-Meal Activities for 2013.