SCOUTS from Koro came to Suva yesterday after a week-long trip through Savusavu and other parts of Fiji.
Stationed at the Fiji Scouts Association building, learning to build small craft and discussing their trip, the group of young men said they felt privileged to have been given the chance to travel and showcase their skills.
The co-ordinating contingent leader for Rovers in Lomaiviti, Apisalome Namoli, said they were excited to be travelling and making use of the skills they developed as Rovers in the Scouts Association. "We are on our way back from Savusavu at the moment, we're transiting in Suva to wait for our boat to go back to Koro and we feel so fortunate about our trip," Mr Namoli said.
"We're really enjoying our trip, we've learned a lot especially about building gadgets using rope and wood because rope is a tool we use often as Rovers."
The 13 travelled with two lay counsellors and two headteachers from Koro Island.
Fiji Scouts Association head Joji Qaranivalu said the point of the exercise was to allow the Rovers to understand independence, self-reliance and community service.