BSA Leaders meet children under Ticket to Life program
A delegation of Boy Scouts of America headed by International Chairman Roger Schrimp met with the street children in Bangladesh at Karwan Bazar including representatives from five Scout units of Ticket to Life (TTL). In this rare opportunity, BSA officials spent time talking and playing with the children. At the venue, photos of activities and paintings made by children were put on display. BSA is one of the donors for this regional flagship project.
Aside from meeting up with the children, the 10-member BSA delegation had a discussion with Bangladesh Scouts key leaders at the national headquarters led by Mr. Habibul Alam, BP, Chairman of National Programme Committee, where a presentation on Scouting in Bangladesh was presented. Other key leaders present were National Commissioner for Training Mr. Md. Rafiqul Islam Khan, National Commissioner for Programme Mr. Md. Mesbah Uddin Bhuiyan, National Commissioner for Research and Evaluation Mr. Md. Touhidul Islam and Executive Secretary Mr. Md. Majibar Rahman Mannan.
Before leaving Bangladesh, the BSA delegation visited Liberation War Museum, Dhaka University campus and the villages where Rovers are presently doing community development activities.
BSA started its four-nation visit to the Asia-Pacific Region with India, Bhutan, Bangladesh and currently visiting Sri Lanka as the final stop.
BSA has been actively supporting various development projects within APR and have supported projects in Bhutan, Mongolia, Nepal, Philippines and Sri Lanka as a way of strengthening and expanding the ties between BSA and the region.