Bangladesh Scouts rallies its members to have greater involvement in nation building
The Bangladesh Scouts is rallying Scouts and Scout Leaders to contribute to nation building, by becoming more involved in various Scouting activities and community development projects and services.
Speaking during the Agreement Signing Ceremony for National Commissioners at the Shams Hall of the National Headquarters of the Bangladesh Scouts, Dr. Md. Mozammel Haque Khan reiterated that there is a lot of potential for greater involvement from the young people if only properly guided by the adults.
“We have a big potential for the Scout Movement in Bangladesh. We have more than a million young people who will help us undertake an unprecedented work in nation building. They are doing a lot of meaningful projects for the community, and I know that we can still do more,” he stressed further.
According to the latest census of the World Organization of the Scout Movement (Census 2015), Bangladesh Scouts stands as the fourth largest National Scout Organization in the Asia-Pacific Region.
Just for the month of June, they’ve conducted several trainings and held simultaneous activities across the country.
Traffic assistance programme
Throughout the celebration of the Eid (the Muslim religious festival) from 11 to 19 June 2018, the Kulaura Open Scout Group initiated the traffic assistance programme, extending help and support to the police and traffic officials in manning and facilitating the flow of traffic in main thoroughfares.
Thru the programme, Rover Scouts were also deployed to help children, women and the elderly cross the busy roads, and provide directions to tourists and locals alike. An emergency assistance centre was also put up that served as the first aid station.
Tree Planting Activity
In celebration of the 100 Years of Rover Scouting, a simultaneous tree planting activity was conducted in 64 Scout districts all over Bangladesh on 29 June.
The activity required all participating districts to plant at least 100 seedlings in a location of their preference. The seedlings included fruits bearing trees, medicinal and woody plants.
News and Programme Presentation Course
A three-day News and Programme Presentation Course for Rover Scouts was also organised from 28 to 30 June.
The course sought to equip the participants with the technical knowledge on news writing, storytelling and broadcasting. It was participated by 32 Rover Scouts from several Scout districts.
The resource persons included television news and programme presenters, journalists and other writers.
It was the fourth time that the course was conducted.
With reports from Sarwar Mohammad Shahriar, National Public Relations Commissioner of the Bangladesh Scouts