Bhutanese Scouts learn basic firefighting techniques
A special firefighting team from the government of Bhutan demonstrated to 125 Scouts the basic firefighting techniques during the 12th Leadership Camp. Firefighting is just one of the life skills that Scouts learn from well-experienced leaders.
His Majesty King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck granted an audience to the Scouts attending the camp opening on 8th July 2019, and said, “You are the future leaders and must ensure our sovereignty, independence, and social harmony at all times. You are our strength and I believe in your confidence and wisdom that you will selflessly serve the Tsa-Wa-Sum at all cost. Be a custodian of our unique identity, in preserving and promoting our aged-old culture and traditions. Happy Scouting!”
This year, out of the 125 Scouts who were selected for this 3-week training, five Scouts will be awarded with a Scout scholarship to study abroad with the help of His Majesty the King. The scholarship will be based on the merits acquired during leadership training and board exams.
The leadership camp was initiated by the Royal Command in 2013, and around 1,400 Scouts were selected so far.
-- Dorji Wangchuk, Bhutan Scout Association
Photo ©: Bhutan Scouts Association