Thursday 22 August, 2019

CIBC throws support behind Cuboree 2019

Ruth Williamson Boyd (2nd left), Assistant District Commissioner, Scout Association of Jamaica and Cub Scouts Dylon Kelly and Zyon Gooden, salute following the presentation of a cheque for Cuboree 2019 by Nigel Holness (left), Managing Director, CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank and Renee Whitehorne, Marketing Manager.

Ruth Williamson Boyd (2nd left), Assistant District Commissioner, Scout Association of Jamaica and Cub Scouts Dylon Kelly and Zyon Gooden, salute following the presentation of a cheque for Cuboree 2019 by Nigel Holness (left), Managing Director, CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank and Renee Whitehorne, Marketing Manager.

Eight hundred cub scouts – 500 from overseas and 300 from Jamaica, are all set to participate in Cuboree 2019 in Jamaica.

 CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank has put their financial support behind the event - a Caribbean gathering of cub scouts between the ages of 7 and 11 and their leaders, July 30- to August 5.

Noting that “the Cuboree will focus on providing educational and fun activities and teach cubs the meaning of community”, Nigel Holness, Managing Director, CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank said, “we all know the value of cub scouting in teaching leadership skills, character building, developing confidence and social skills and emphasizing service, citizenship and family life. 

"CIBC FirstCaribbean is proud to do our part to promote ethical character, engaged citizenship and the physical, mental and emotional health of our young men," he added.

Ruth Williamson Boyd, Assistant District Commissioner, Kingston of the Scout Association, thanked CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank for their financial support.  Noting that scouts from several Caribbean islands will participate with their Jamaican counterparts in activities in and around the Ocho Rios and Discovery Bay areas, she told the bank’s representatives, “your contribution will go a long way to providing a memorable event for the youngsters.”

 

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