The Brunei Darussalam Scout Association (PPNBD) marked the World Scouts Scarf Day at Super Tree, Pekan Bangar in Temburong District yesterday, joined by scouts across the country.
Celebrated by scout members around the globe every August 1, the PPNBD event was joined by Acting Temburong District Officer Pengiran Muhammad Ameer Mubaarak bin Pengiran Haji Hashim.
The ceremony began with a speech from event chairman Pengiran Mahdi bin Pengiran Haji Salleh, followed by a presentation of a souvenir to the acting district officer from PPNBD President Haji Metussin bin Orang Kaya Sura Haji Tuba.
On top of a scarf exhibition, the event also saw activities such as a display of scout badges and uniforms, a Beyblade competition and quizzes to test the knowledge of the association.
During the celebration, active and former scout members were encouraged to don their scarfs in public in support of the scout mantra: Once a Scout, Always a Scout.
Among the objectives of the event was to raise public awareness of scouts’ contribution to the local communities.
Also present at yesterday’s celebration were penghulus and village heads in Temburong as well as senior members of the PPNBD including Chief Commissioner Haji Awang Badar bin Haji Awang Ali and Deputy Chief Commissioner Junaidi bin Haji Hussin.