NAIROBI, 28 July 2010 – After many months of preparation, the 13th World Scout Moot officially kicked off in Nairobi, at Rowallan Scout Camp. A colourful ceremony that was graced by the President of the Republic of Kenya, H.E. Mwai Kibaki, signaled the beginning of the 10-day long event.
Other dignitaries present at the ceremony included among others the Vice President of Kenya Hon. Kalonzo Musyoka, who is also the Chief Commissioner of the Kenya Scouts Association, Hon. Prof. Hellen Sambili, Minister for Youth and Sports, and diplomats. The ceremony that was full of pomp and colour, was televised live on the biggest media outlet in Kenya (Royal Media Service).
Rovers from 66 countries were present at the function. Afterwards, they departed for three expedition centres (Embu, Kaiyaba and Machakos) where they will be involved in a series of on-site and off-site activities before returning to Rowallan Camp on the 1st August 2010 for the last phase of the Moot.
Image 1: © WSB / Victor Ortega