Scouts host jamboree

National, Normal

The National, Friday June 21st, 2013


SCOUTS in Morobe will host the provincial jamboree for troops in Lae and its nine districts to share skills and ideas on how to care for human nature and the environment.

The event scheduled from July 1-4 will coincide with the second-term school holiday. 

It expects to involve 250 scouts and guides sharing scouting skills, knowledge, ideas, meet friends, nature character observations, restore discipline and respect.

As a non-government organisation, it requires the support of the community and parents plus companies and government to assist in cash and kind to host the jamboree.

Regional commissioner James Uwisa said planned activities included a dawn observation, scout crafts, understanding maps, navigation, trekking, signs and sports.

The police dog unit will take part. Soldiers will conduct skills training and ideas.

Guests include Morobe Governor Kelly Naru, Lae MP Loujaya Toni, provincial education adviser Murika Bihoro and Chief Commissioner of the PNG Scouts Association Major Sere Kala.

Uwisa said the jamboree should bring out the best in children’s moral attitudes to respect, build confidence on how best to relate with one another, respect the environment, understand relationship with nature-based on Scriptural principles to shape one’s own character and behaviour to become better citizens.