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Rover Scouts hold forum to mark milestone

Azlan Othman

Brunei Darussalam Scouts Association (PPNBD) this year celebrates 90 years of scouts movement in the country, with a 90 Years of Scouts Carnival held to mark the milestone.

Coinciding with the carnival, PPNBD through the Rover Scout Section organised the Borneo Rover Scouts Forum to give exposure to Rover Scout members to discuss relevant issues and presented resolutions to attain the aspiration and aims of stakeholders especially scouts movement in the region.

The forum kicked off yesterday, gathering some 80 Borneo Rover Scout members from Sabah, Sarawak, Labuan and Thailand to promote and discuss youth involvement, volunteerism and leadership in nation-building in line with the theme ‘Empowering the Voice of Kelana’.

Permanent Secretary (Culture) at the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports (MCYS) Pengiran Haji Hasnan bin Pengiran Haji Ali Hassan attended the event and toured an exhibition depicting 90 years of scouts movement in the country.

Various activities have been lined-up for the participants throughout the four-day forum, including discussions, sharing session, visits to places of interest and community work.

The Borneo Rover Scouts Forum Chairperson cum Chair of the Secretariat Sheikh Ahmad Wa’ez bin Haji Sheikh Aubid said the committee spent six months preparing the forum.

He added that the forum serves as a platform for members to share potential solutions to issues that arise, while seeking to realise the three Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – Quality in Education, Life on Land, and Partnership for goals.

“We hope to achieve the three goals and to organise the event again in the future,” he said.

PPNBD President Dato Paduka Ar Haji Idris bin Haji Abas; Chief Commissioner Haji Badar bin Haji Awang Ali; directors at the MCYS; director of Co-curriculum Education Department as well as senior government officers also attended the event.

Among the objectives of the forum is to show efficient and relevant skills in decision-making in accordance with Scouts Strategic Priorities, possess deeper understanding on scouts in Borneo especially relating to the Better World Framework; to act as a basis to mould youth with high spirits in scouts movement especially in Borneo; and build a network for scout members in this region.

ABOVE & BELOW: Permanent Secretary (Culture) at the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports Pengiran Haji Hasnan bin Pengiran Haji Ali Hassan officiates the forum; and participants from Malaysia at the forum. PHOTO: AZLAN OTHMAN
PHOTO: AZLAN OTHMAN
ABOVE & BELOW: Photos show the various performances at the forum. PHOTO: AZLAN OTHMAN
PHOTO: AZLAN OTHMAN

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