The Royal Bahamas Defence Force’s Rangers of the Abaco District extended a heartfelt thank you to the community of Abaco last week. Through parent and community efforts, a contingent of approximately 35 Rangers travelled to Eleuthera for the Royal Bahamas Defence Force Rangers National Youth Symposium.
While in Eleuthera, Abaco Rangers interacted with fellow Rangers throughout The Bahamas and learned about career opportunities within the Royal Bahamas Defence Force. They also learned about conflict resolution, the benefits of communication skills, challenged their physical skills, and partook in an assortment of activities, which included a drill competition where Abaco Rangers placed first.
In the basketball competition, Abaco was once again victorious. Last, but by no means least, Carissa Francis represented Abaco in a speech competition walking away with a second-place trophy for doing a phenomenal job.
Overall, Abaco Rangers emerged as the 2016-2017 winners of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force Rangers National Youth Symposium.
Upcoming events for the Abaco Rangers take place in April with a Jouvert Color Party for students in Grades 7-12 on April 16; Royal Bahamas Defence Force Annual Church Service on April 24. Royal Bahamas Defence Force Rangers Meet and Greet event for Rangers and their parents on April 29; and Royal Bahamas Defence Force Rangers Fun Walk and Run beginning at 6:30 a.m. from BAIC Park followed by the Rangers Annual Cook Out at BAIC Park from 11 a.m. until on April 30.