THE 5th Fiji Scout Association national rover moot camp held in Savusavu this week brought together members from around the country.
Heavy rain during the opening ceremony on Tuesday night at Narayan Park failed to dampen the scouting spirit of commitment and dedication.
Association executive Joji Qaranivalu said the rover moot camp was for members between the ages of 18 to 26.
However, members in the North have made good use of the opportunity having young members from the primary and secondary schools as part of the camp.
"Our members have come all the way from Koro island in Lomaiviti and it is encouraging seeing them make an effort to be part of the national camp here in the North," said Mr Qaranivalu.
"The team from Koro are led by a 69-year-old man who has been a Scout since his primary school days.
"Although the rover is for members between the ages of 18 to 26 years, we also have some younger Scouts who have joined us in this camp and that's a positive sign.
"For us, it means these younger members are committed and want to learn more about scouting from the rovers, who are the older members."
Mr Qaranivalu said the camp also had activities that taught Scouts about life and moral values.
"These are some important values we teach our members apart from skills and community work.
"Honesty, trust, allegiance to God, country and helping the community are some of the other values we have touched on with our boys through the program.
"The boys are divided into three groups and they have different activities to attend to. One group has already done community work and that is a clean up program at Vivili Village here in Savusavu while the other two teams had their own programs."