Cluster Rally at Wai District School
NADRO WEST CLUSTER RALLY REPORT
THEME: THRIVING SCOUTS SKILLS IN UNITY
The Nadro west cluster rally was held at Wai District School from 31stMarch – 2ndApril 2017. This was the first rally to be organized in the Nadroga Navosa District. This Year a total of 10 schools are in the cluster from which 7 schools participated in the 3 day event. A total of 120 scouts and leaders attended the rally.
The schools in this cluster are :-
1st Lomawai Primary School
1st Batiri Primary School
1st Tuva Primary School
1st Rahmatullah Khan Memorial School
1st Malomalo District School
1st Namata Primary School
1st RatuIlaisa Memorial School
1st Nadiri Bay Khalsa Primary School
1st Wai District School
Troops arrived on Friday and pitched their tents at the allocated sites and got ready for the events of Saturday which was followed by a leaders meeting at 8.00pm. The schools that did not attend the rally were 1st Nadromai, 1st Nadiri Bay Khalsa Primary School and 1st Ratu Ilaisa Memorial School.
The activities started at 9.00am on Saturday which enriched the scouts with basic skills in first aid, knotting, marching, scout’s songs, scouts law and promise, message relay and were also given a commando course which ended by 12.00pm followed by lunch.
After lunch the scouts did community service and then the leaders took the scouts for the much anticipated hiking which was across country walk of 5 km organized by the host school. After hiking the scouts prepared the camp fire which was to be light in the afternoon. After the camp fire preparation we had a short rehearsal of the evenings programme. The scouts were then dispersed for the preparation for the items and to get ready for the main programme of the day “The Camp Fire”.
The formal programme started at 8.00pm and the Camp chief was Mr Surendra Sen, Head teacher Wai District School. It was a lively programme as the scouts had prepared their items on the theme which entertained the participants of the camp fire. Also Western Area Commissioner Mr Sheik Samsher Ali.
On Sunday the troops prepared to leave for the respective venues as the Christians had to attend their prayers. Before they left the scouts cleaned their campsites and did the necessary cleaning in the school compound.
The rally was organised at Wai District School in order to honour the services of Mr Sen to the Nadro West Scouts Council, who will be retiring in May.
More Scouts participated in this rally in comparison to the previous one despite the week of Ram Naumi Celebrations.
1st Batiri troop attended the rally with all female leaders.
AREAS OF IMPROVEMENT
Communication breakdown was an issue as a result some schools were not well informed as they did not attend the meetings prior to the rally. As such school heads are requested to disseminate the information to their leaders on time so that necessary preparations are done and there is a maximum participation in such a rally.
There is a need for leaders to be more committed as some did not turn up and did not respond in any way that they would not be present.
Some of the school heads did not take these activities seriously and did not send any leaders to attend any of the meetings which were conducted in regards to the rally preparations.
Overall the rally was well organized and the scouts enjoyed the activities during the rally which was made successful by the hard working leaders of the various schools.
THANKS AND APPRECIATION
On behalf of Nadro West Cluster Scouts Council I would like to sincerely thank the following:
Fiji Scouts Association for the help and support rendered to the council.
Nadroga/ Navosa Education office for the approval to host the rally.
Management and Staff of Wai District School for the venue and the facilities that were used during the rally.
District commissioner Mr. Reaz Ullah for the continuous support and guidance throughout the rally.
Leaders for taking the activities on Saturday:
Mr. Saula 1stWai Hiking
Mr. Saula 1stWai Message Relay
Mr. Avikesh 1stTuva Scouts Law and Promise
Mr. Shamal 1stTuva First Aid
Mr. Asaeli 1stMalomalo Marching
Mr. Pranil 1stNamata Knotting
Mr. Vidovi / Mr.Vinshay 1stLomawai Commando Course
Miss Milli 1stBatiri Scouts Songs
Special thanks to Mr. Rohitesh Chand for his presence at the rally who came all the way from Suva.
I would also like to thank the Head Teachers of the schools for their support and cooperation rendered to the council during the rally.
Last but not the least I would like to sincerely thank all the leaders and all the scouts for making the 2017 scouts rally a successful and a joyful one.
Once again a big VINAKA VAKA LEVU to all for making the rally a successful one.
Mr. Zibran Isa Ali [83343