SCOUT leaders from the Eastern Division took advantage of the school holidays to attend a training workshop at the national headquarters in Suva on Wednesday.
The 10 leaders from Lau, Lomaiviti, Kadavu and Taveuni are attending the stage two course, having completed stage one in the May holidays.
Executive commissioner of the Fiji Scouts Association, Joji Qaranivalu, said the training would allow the leaders to be in a better position to deliver the program.
"They paid their own way across to Suva, that is what scouting is all about, the spirit of volunteerism, and once that is inculcated within you, you can transfer that to children," Mr Qaranivalu said.
Viliame Buatavatata of Meli District School in Kadavu said it was important to instil the values of scouting to children to make them better citizens.
Mr Qaranivalu said the Eastern Division had about 700 scouts, and that about 5800 scouts were registered nationwide.
Meanwhile, he also expressed his gratitude to the Japanese Embassy for the three scouts who visited Japan and returned this month.
"They really enjoyed their educational trip, and there were over 14,000 scouts at that jamboree."