National scouts jamboree: Training of discipline and self reliance

The scouts of Seaqaqa. Picture: SERAFINA SILAITOGA

THE 13th National Scouts Jamboree in Labasa that gathered 1200 scouts from around the country has been labelled a success.

National Scouts Association executive Commissioner Joji Qaranivalu said scouts from as young as 10 years old made the right choice to be part of the national camp at Vunimoli Primary School.

“They learned a lot while in camp and they will surely return as different people, as independent thinkers, as stronger people and they deserve that,” he said.

“This is one of the biggest camps we had and we were also blessed to have the support of government departments.

“We didn’t run out of water and police maintained tight security in our camp to keep the scouts safe.”

Mr Qaranivalu said scouts travelled from as far as Kadavu, Yasawa and Lau and they all enjoyed themselves.



The scouts from Koro Island show the shoe rack they built. Picture: SERAFINA SILAITOGA



The scouts from Kadavu at the camp site. Picture: SERAFINA SILAITOGA



The scouts from Nadroga at the jamboree in Labasa. Picture: SERAFINA SILAITOGA



The scouts enjoying the day at Waiqele College in Labasa. Picture: SERAFINA SILAITOGA

He added there were also plans to introduce this initiative at the secondary school level.

“These kinds of organisations like the Scouts are very important for our children so we plan to introduce a similar one for our secondary school students,” Mr Qaranivalu said.

“The training of discipline and self reliance in these types of camps help them a lot.”

The 14th Jamboree camp in four year’s time will be held in Nadroga.

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