Bhutan Scout Association (BSA) reiterates its commitment to enhance Adults in Scouting as the consultancy meeting continues in Thimphu from 11th to 17th October 2012.
As part of the Committee NSO Visit recommendations held last year, two areas were identified as priorities: establish national award system for adults and develop a plan to institutionalize the issue of warrants for adult leaders and honorable charges for trainers.
The concept of consultancy visit is under WOSM priority “Global Support” which now becomes an MoP project on capacity strengthening. Overseas resource speakers who are serving as consultants are Mr Au Yeung Chi-Yuen from the Scout Association of Hong Kong, Mr Manuel Isidoro III of the Boy Scouts of the Philippines and Mr Thian Hiong-Boon from the World Scout Bureau/Asia-Pacific Regional Office.
Following the visit, the scout association commits to work on the awards recognition scheme and to institutionalize the adult appointment system by proper recording the appointment of adult leaders.
Before the meeting proper, overseas team met with Bhutan Scout Association President Mr Thakur Singh Powdyet, joined by Chief Commissioner Chencho Dorji during the inauguration ceremony of “Che Che Perli” project, a day-care centre for the staff of Education Ministry at the Harmony Centre.
In 1999, Bhutan Scouts Association became an official member of the World Organization of the Scout Movement and over the years has been receiving technical support from the regional office in running Scouting in their country. Bhutan has also been visible both in regional and world events showing that Scouting is very much active in the country.