Welcome back to another week of Campfire Chats. I love this section and it’s so nice getting to know Scout Volunteers from around the world.

If you haven’t joined in with Campfire Chat before it’s a weekly online interview celebrating Scouting. From Leaders, to County Commissioners to volunteers the other side of the world, every Monday we share a few minutes to discuss Scouts!

So, if you would like to take part in next week’s Campfire Chat, drop me an email.


Campfire Chat with… Russel Seebaran


Rusell SL

Hi Russel, thanks for joining us! Tell us about yourself, what group you’re with, where in the world are you.

 I am attached to the Scout Association of Trinidad and Tobago. 


What’s your Scouting Role and how long have you been involved with Scouts for?

Currently I am an Assistant Leader Trainer. I have been involved in Scouting for the past 14 years.


Name 1 random fact about yourself. 

I am known as a no-nonsense guy.


Where you in the scouting movement yourself when you were a child?



Are you a Camper or glamper?



What do you always take with you on camp? I’m not talking about the essentials such as tent, sleeping bag.

Hand cream, hate dry skin.


What is the best piece of advice you can give to fellow Scout leader ?

Be patient, it always works out in the end.


How do you relax/ spend your ‘free time?

Going to movies or to the beach


What’s your funniest Scouting memory?

On a camp with scouts and the venture scouts dared the leaders that they could stay awake longer, it was funny to see the length they took to try and keep awake after a hectic day at camp, eventually they all fell asleep at the table.


Where is your favourite place to camp?

 I love camping near the beach.


If you could have dinner with anyone? Dead or alive, who would it be?

My mentor from Scouting Mr. Lalman Nanan, he was my second father until he died a two years ago.


Thank you to Russel for agreeing to be interviewed by me.