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Scouts elect new leaders, recognise top achievers

Adib Noor

The Brunei Darussalam Scouts Association (PPNBD) at its general meeting yesterday elected Dato Paduka Ar Haji Idris bin Haji Abas as the new PPNBD President and Awang Haji Metassim bin Haji Duraman as the PPNBD Vice President.

Meanwhile, Haji Rasni @ Haji Rosli bin Awang Bakir was appointed as the new Secretary General and Pengiran Supri bin Pengiran Haji Hashim as the Treasury General.

The meeting was held at the Multipurpose Hall, Fifth Floor, PPNBD Headquarters Building, Scout Complex, Gadong in compliance with health guidelines set by the Ministry of Health.
The hybrid meeting also took place virtually via Zoom.

Part of the meeting agenda was the appointment of new members to lead the National Scout Council for the next three years, from 2022 to 2025.

The meeting also saw discussions on numerous reports such as the presentation of activity reports for 2020-2021, the Secretary General’s report, the Chief Commissioner of Scouting’s report, the financial report, the PPNBD 10-year strategic plan report, and the disciplinary and decorative committee report.

ABOVE & BELOW: The voting in session; and Brunei Darussalam Scouts Association (PPNBD) members in a group photo after the election. PHOTOS: PPNBD

ABOVE & BELOW: Haji Badar bin Haji Ali presents the certificate and Baden Powell award; and Haji Hassan bin Haji Abdul Hamid presents a badge of ATAS

Members of the National Scout Council, members of district scout councils in Brunei-Muara, Tutong, Belait and Temburong, scout commissioners, as well as scout leaders were present at the meeting.

PPNBD also held a Baden Powell Award Certificate and Badge Presentation ceremony on Friday.

It coincided with the handing-over of the Association of Top Achiever Scouts (ATAS) Membership Certificate and the Badge and Scout Participation Certificate following the 38th National Day to Rover Scouts and also to members of the Adults in Scouting.

The ceremony began with a speech from Chief Commissioner Haji Badar bin Haji Ali who congratulated and expressed his appreciation for the scout members receiving certificates and awards.

He said that the commitment of the members is important in mobilising and intensifying PPNBD programmes, with the association turning 90 years in 2023.

Haji Badar presented the certificates and awards to eight members of the Rover Scouts.

The ceremony also saw the presentation of certificates of participation to members of Rover Scouts and Adults in Scouting who joined the 38th National Day celebration.

The ceremony continued with the presentation of certificates and membership badges of the ATAS by ATAS #256 Haji Hassan bin Haji Abdul Hamid, who is the Commissioner Adults in Scouting, to five members of Adults in Scouting and four members of the Rover Scouts.

Also present during the ceremony were scout commissioners; assistant district commissioners; scout leaders, assistant scout leaders and scout members.