Kwila boys receive highest Scouts awards

National, Normal

The National, Tuesday February 25th, 2014


FOUR first Kwila boy scouts in Lae, Morobe, have received the Chief Scout award, the most prestigious and highest award in the scouting movement.

The awards were presented by Chief Commisioner Major Sere Kala to Chris Buna, Jeffrey Miria, Rigo Guas and Rexson Wamen during the 107th anniversary celebration of the movement.

Senior scout leader Movin Noel was promoted as the Lae district area commissioner and Allan Neddy as assistant commissioner.

The other 10 received Independence medals from the National Government while 39 received service to Scouts awards.

“I challenge all Scout leaders to be more innovative and proactive in their approach in this fast changing world,” Kala said.

“It means we must push beyond our boundaries to initiate new and exciting programmes to keep pace with desires of the unfortunate youths who are affected by the socio-economic issues in our country.”

Kala urged Scout leaders to remain loyal to the Scout promise and invite youths to join and participate in the activities of the movement.

He said the theme “Reaching out for youths through scouting” meant leaders should get out of their comfort zone and engage youths in the streets.

“We must create our villages, communities, workplaces, streets and schools a better, safer and peaceful place to live with one another in harmony,” Kala said.