Spiritual Hike, overnight camp and providing community services
Topic: Outdoor Education
Title: Scout Camp at Laptsakha
Objectives of the Activity: To inculcate love for Nature, team spirit, and displaying their ability.
Methods: Making a personal commitment, Life in Nature, Learning by doing, Progressive scheme, Adult support, Small group operation, Symbolic framework.
Time: 1 and half day
65 Scouts, 3 Community Based Scout, 2 scout leaders of Punakha Central School went for spititual hike andovernight camp towards Laptsakha primary school ( on 29th october- 30th october). We followed the trail signs, looked for message and reached the camp site by night fall. We were able to display our abilities to work in a smaller team effectively. We also enjoyed the beauty of Nature as we moved towards the camp. The team that left in the bus had already started pitching tent, making tea and dinner. Before starting the night programme tea and dinner was served.
We started the night programme by inviting laptsakha Principal and some teachers as our guest, we started the programme by lighting the campfire, singing, dancing, yells and songs and sharing stories with different messages. Laptsakha Principal was kind enough that he provided us with shelter, where we slept in the classess.
Morning started with jogging, BP exercise, cleaning and washing, followed by breakfast. After breakfast we visted the Nalanda lhakhang, offer butter lamp and recited prayer for the sentient beings. We played games and other activities. we also helped the principal and some students in digging and dumping the soil inoreder to make a basket ball court. finally we started to strike the tents, packed everything and did a bit of cleaning around the lhakhang. We then moved back singing and talking.