World Wood Badge Centenary celebrated

Wani Roslan

The Brunei Darussalam Scouts Association (PPNBD) organised the ‘Gilwell Reunion’ in conjunction with the celebration of the World Wood Badge Centenary at the Multipurpose Hall of the PPNBD Headquarters in Jalan Gadong, yesterday.

Guest of honour former training commissioner of PPNBD Pengiran Haji Tajudin bin Pengiran Ahmad officiated.

Training Commissioner of PPNBD Haji Mohd Taib bin Othman presented the ‘2 beads’ of Wood Badge to 15 Scout leaders who successfully passed their tests to become Trained Scout Leader.

The ceremony also saw a Scout Games, an exhibition, ‘swap activity’ and a Scout Badges sale.

With this year’s theme ‘Years of Shaping Leader’, the gathering aimed to strengthen ties among the Wood Badge holders and exchange ideas on scout leadership training.

A total of 150 Wood Badge holders comprising Scout Commissioners, Scout Leaders, Adult in Scouting from the Scouts Association of Malaysia from Sabah, Sarawak and Labuan; as well as from the Singapore Scouts Association participated.

Also in attendance were President of PPNBD Haji Matussin bin Orang Kaya Sura Haji Tuba, PPNBD Chief Commissioner Haji Badar bin Haji Ali, Deputy National Scout Chief Commissioner in his capacity as the Sabah State Scout Chief Commissioner Dr Zaini bin Suntim, Sarawak State Scout Commissioner Captain Zainuddin bin Tan Sri Datuk Amar Hamdan Sirat, and Federal Territory of Labuan Scout Chief Commissioner Hong Heng Chee.

Training Commissioner of PPNBD Haji Taib Othman presents ‘2 beads’ of Wood Badge. PHOTO: WANI ROSLAN