1200 scouts gather, focus on sustainability, resilience and peace
14 August, 2018, 10:41 am
ABOUT 1200 scouts arrived in Labasa yesterday for the 13th National Scout Jamboree week-long camp.
The event, which is held every four years, attracted scouts from as far as Lau, Kadavu and Yasawa.
In opening the week-long camp, Minister of Education Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum thanked parents for their support in allowing their children to attend the event.
“In this year’s budget, we allocated $200,000 to the scouts association and we have identified scouts association as one organisation, done on voluntary basis but a very good organisation, that Government can partner with,” he said.
“To partner with all young people like you and to ensure we build upon a country by young people like yourselves to know about civic duties and fellow Fijians and make our country great.
“I know you will spend a few days together so get to know each other and I understand that you will focus on sustainability and resilience and peace.”
Mr Sayed-Khaiyum said peace was a very important issue for any country. “You are ambassadors of peace,” he said.