We would like to acknowledge one of our co-workers for his devoted time and nature experience with our young PV crowd. Robert Bertrand, who started as a scout at the age of 9 years through to 15 years old and then became a Sub Chief leader of his Scout organization back in Canada, after when he came to Puerto Vallarta and had two wonderful sons, was recently recognized by the ASMAC (Asociacion Scout Mexico A.C.) for his 5 consecutive years of being a Troup Chef Leader among other designations such as Group Treasurer etc. The amazing thing is that Robert was also awarded a second Medal for his heroism when he saved a life by applying the Heimlich maneuver to someone who had her throat obstructed.
Robert´s fascination to help in his community has always been very important to him as he says ¨Knowing these kids will be the leaders of tomorrow, it makes me proud to be part of their informal education towards being good and honest citizens¨. It is true that the International Scout movement, now in more than 160 countries with over 40 million participants, is moving our children to be proactive with our communities by helping in all sort of ways. Besides being an inexpensive hobby, the Scouts is based on respect, discipline, having fun, learning all sort of techniques like knots, camps construction, Morse code, Bat code, fire camps etc. and most importantly is a huge brotherhood that transforms their existence and improves their knowledge.