Fiji Time: 4:23 PM on Tuesday 27 January

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / Archives » Article Index

Scouts farewell chief

Samantha Rina
Sunday, April 11, 2010

HIS voice quivered with emotion as Ratu Josefa Iloilo relived memories of his young days as a scout.

As he was traditionally farewelled as Fiji's chief scout yesterday, the retired president pledged his continued support and encouraged the 5000-plus scouts around the country to keep the scout spirit strong.

Ratu Josefa, who was appointed to top scout in 2003, said being a scout gave him the chance to strengthen his leadership skills.

"I once headed the scouts from Savusavu where I was the roko. We were part of the Fiji delegation that headed for the world scouts jamboree in Auckland, New Zealand. Historically speaking, I was very proud that day that I had the opportunity to take on leadership duty at that level," he said.

Fiji Scout Association chief commissioner Jone Naisau thanked Ratu Josefa for his services and said they were honoured and inspired to have worked with him.

"We were taken by surprise when Ratu Iloilo retired because in the scout rule book, that meant he was also relieved of his role as chief scout."





Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Old market to turn into live fish shop
  2. FRCA terminates officers
  3. New-look bus station plans
  4. Four in custody
  5. Project a success
  6. Bus operators clarify student fares
  7. Spotlight on shipping company
  8. $18m arrears
  9. School to provide the best
  10. PAC seeks answers

Top Stories this Week

  1. Breaking the silence Wednesday (21 Jan)
  2. No payout for police Wednesday (21 Jan)
  3. Opposition challenges PM to walk the talk Friday (23 Jan)
  4. 'No money' in 2004 Wednesday (21 Jan)
  5. Disappointment at late posting of graduate teachers Wednesday (21 Jan)
  6. Ten days time Thursday (22 Jan)
  7. PM's apology to Fiji Saturday (24 Jan)
  8. Ba retains title Monday (26 Jan)
  9. Things you didn't know about Kuridrani Monday (26 Jan)
  10. Best for our players Wednesday (21 Jan)