On the Birthday of Scouting, a Tale of Cooperation in South Sudan

ShelterBox Response Team (SRT) member Eric Deluca (US) running through a tent demonstration with the South Sudan Scouts Association, South Sudan, June 2013.
ShelterBox Response Team (SRT) member Eric Deluca (US) running through a tent demonstration with the South Sudan Scouts Association, South Sudan, June 2013.

 

Scouts are an integral part of the ShelterBox community and have a strong history of working with the disaster relief charity in areas of humanitarian crisis; most recently, the youngest National Scout Organisation collaborated with a ShelterBox Response Team (SRT) in the newest country in the world – South Sudan.
‘Wherever I go in the world, the Scouts continue to amaze me,’ said SRT member Eric Deluca (US) who was part of the team deployed to the area. ‘In South Sudan, we’re looking at an association that is less than a year old, yet the amount of professionalism and passion they bring to the table is truly inspiring, especially having been living in a country that has experienced so much violence and suffering over the past few years.
‘When they arrived at the warehouse where the ShelterBoxes were stored, they opened with a song. The energy and excitement that they displayed in that song carried throughout the day.’
Read more here: SCOUTS

 

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