Thirty-two members of Universiti Islam Sultan Sharif Ali (UNISSA) 1102 Rover Scout completed basic kayaking skill training, kayaking five kilometres from Serasa Water Sports Complex to Bedukang Island.
The training, organised by the UNISSA Rover Scout Team 1102, aimed at ensuring members learnt proper techniques in kayaking and have the confidence to participate in water activities.
Members of the UNISSA 1102 Rover Scout were guided by extrainers certified by the Youth and Sports Department of the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports.
They were briefed on kayaks, kayaking techniques and how to overcome capsizing.
UNISSA Rover Scout Leader Trainer Zainudin bin Haji Ishak said, “I hope that members can be more confident in organising physically and mentally challenging activities, and work together in water activities.
“In addition, skilled trainers were able to provide proper knowledge and skills in handling kayaks. These challenging activities are part of the will and skills to get the Challenge Badge in the Rover Scouts award scheme.”
Meanwhile, lecturer Muhammad Alif bin Haji Sismat, as the leader of UNISSA 1102 Rover Scout, hoped that with the success in organising the event, UNISSA 1102 Rover Scout will continue to collaborate with the Youth and Sports Department to continue skill training and activities in the future.
Also present were National Headquarters Scout Commissioner for Venture Scout section Haji Burhanuddin bin Haji Md Daud, Acting Tutong District Scout Commissioner Haji Mohd Sufian bin Haji Abdul Karim and UNISSA 1102 Rover Scout Leader Trainer Zainudin.
Before the start of the kayaking training, UNISSA 1102 Rover Scout members held a cleaning campaign in conjunction with World Cleanup Day 2022, celebrated every September 17.