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Her Royal Highness Princess Hajah Rashidah Sa’adatul Bolkiah, President of the Girl Guides Association of Brunei Darussalam (PPPBD) attended the awarding of the Tenderfoot Membership Badges, Warrant and Pre-Warrant Cards Nationwide 2019 to 253 members of PPPBD.
The event was held at the DiGadong Hall of the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports yesterday. Accompanying Her Royal Highness was Her Royal Highness Princess Hajah Majeedah Nuurul Bolkiah.
Upon arrival, Their Royal Highnesses were greeted by PPPBD Chief Commissioner Hajah Siti Hafsah binti Haji Abdul Halim and association committee members.
Hajah Siti Hafsah in her welcoming address highlighted that the 253 members are made up of adult leaders and new members.
She said, this year three primary schools have revived their Girl Guides Brownies Pact.
“In view that 90 per cent of the association is school-based, the development of the PPPBD membership each year changes whereby it depends on the leadership in school as well as the commitment of the supervisor who is an adult leader in the said school,” she said.
Hajah Siti Hafsah added, “As a full member of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS), the association has participated in international activities where three young leaders who are the association’s executive committee members attended the 13th Asia Pacific Regional Conference WAGGGS in Taiwan last August”.
During the conference, one representatives was selected to become the WAGGGS Asia Pacific Regional Ambassador and was also chosen to be part of a committee in addressing issues and conduct research on administration tailored to the digital age and savings to reduce payroll and energy costs.
“It is hoped that these three young leaders could be recognised as PPPBD’s future leaders,” the chief commissioner said.
Hajah Siti Hafsah also shared other international activities and commitments of the association as a member of the WAGGGS indirectly representing the country by participating in the Brownie Lead, camping and joining ‘Be Prepared Quest’ in Singapore.