The Scout Movement in SVG will celebrate its 100th anniversary on April 17. (IWN photo)

A special church service is to be held in Georgetown next week to mark the 100th anniversary of scouting in St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

The service will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, April 17 at the Methodist Church in Georgetown  — the birthplace of scouting in St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

The local Scout Movement was founded, on April 17, 1914 by Methodist Minister, Rev. Julian A Archer.

Among the persons scheduled to deliver messages at the service are Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves, Minister of Education Girlyn Miguel, President of the Scout Association Ken Murray and Chief Scout Commissioner Adrian Wyllie.

The sermon will be delivered by Rev. Pierre Claudel Zephyr of the Methodist Church

Prior to next week’s event, the Scout Association will participate in two radio discussions, which are scheduled to take place this weekend.

On Saturday, representatives of the association will appear on the programme, Global Highlights with Luzette King on Nice Radio and on Sunday on the Views on Issues programme on NBC Radio.

The 100th anniversary of Scouting in St Vincent and the Grenadines is being celebrated under the theme: Rebuilding the Movement in 2014 and Beyond.

Among the other activities scheduled to take place are an awards presentation under the patronage of the Governor General and Chief Scout, Sir Frederick Ballantyne, a summer camp, an anniversary lecture and a moonlight cruise.