Scout of the World Award (SWA) Rover Camp 2018
The Scouts of the World Award challenges all young people aged 15 to 26 years old, Scouts and non-Scouts, to think about the global issues they value and act upon them in their local community. The projects are led in three main fields of action: Development, Peace, and the Environment.
The camp is prepared by 4 SWA members (rovers) and participants stay for 3 days 2 nights at Scout Training Campsite,Beribi Gadong. The camp started with the set-up of camp and making gadgets (task) where participants make dining table, cooking table, tool rack and cloth lines. Participants also pick up bamboo from the forest where it is used for the 'Robocop' game. It consist of making a horizontal triangle with 3 bamboo and transport the bamboo to the final destination with one person standing on the bamboo. Most of the activities are listening to a talk and participants will present their personal idea on a particular topic. The topic consist of 'what makes a strong crew', time management, positive mind, water wastage, water pollution awareness and leadership. The task given prior to the camp is 'Water challenge' where participants are limited to use only 1.5L of 2 full water bottle and 3 empty water bottle for 1 whole day. There is also a 'lunchwood cooking' where participants must cook lunch without the use of gas stove/wood and limited use of water. The AJK also conducted an 'emergency drill' at 2AM where participants are alarmed with a fire drill siren and instructed to meet at an assembly point. This is to prepare if an accident occur. The camp is conducted solely by 4 rovers and skippers when they present their talk.
The objective(s) of this project is:
-To encourage your stronger involvement in the development of society by giving you the knowledge, skills, motivation, and opportunities to face today’s global challenges.
-To recognise and promote your voluntary service project in the fields of development, peace, and the environment. These take the form of long-term development projects (with a long-term vision) run individually or by a team.
-To encourage National Scout Organizations (NSOs) to develop more educational opportunities to become world citizens. These initiatives will open up new fields of action and provide genuine responsibility, through partnerships with other key players in civil society. They will reinforce community service and international cooperation.
-To complete Scout of the World Award Voluntary Service (a minimum of 80 working hours)