THE FOUNDER'S DAY CELEBRATION IN NIGERIA WITH GRAND STYLE
NIGERIA SCOUT ASSOCIATION CELEBRATE THE FOUNDERS AND THINKING DAY IN GRAND STYLE ACROSS THE NATION
The Nigeria Scout Association joined the Scout World to celebrate the 159th Birthday celebration of Our Founder and the World Chief Scout Lord Sir Robert Baden-Powell on 22 February 2016.
The Celebration which spanned nationwide kicked off one week ahead as various State Scout Councils undertook various activities to showcase the Event.
All across the nation, the Scouts worshiped both in Mosques and in Christian Churches.
Activities overlapped the 22nd February 2015 with various Scouting activities ranging from conferences to weekend Camps and community projects, march past around towns, cultural displays, excursions, hiking and mountain climbing and of course the traditional Camp fire all over across the States.
The activities attracted large crowd and brought Scouting to the limelight as many Television houses interviewed several State Commissioners and even the Chief Commissioner to find out more about the man Robert Baden-Powell.
In many states, Scouts visited Motherless Homes and made donations of food items while in Akwa-Ibom State in particular, Scouts participated in enlightenment program on the administration pf free HIV Screening Tests.
From the national Capital Abuja, Scouts undertook assisting persons in the Displaced Camps by providing water to them as well as children cleaning up Government offices and hedging flowers.
As part of the Celebration The Honorary National Secretary Dr Ahmed Bello undertook a one-man venture tour to the Kagoro Camp Site trans-versing through the waters and the mountainous rock all alone in the spirit of Baden-Powell.
The Founder's Day and activities seemed like no one wanted it come to an end but we as Scouts have to move on to other activities as attention shifted to attending the Africa Scout Day billed in Ghana coming week.
In all it was an activity worth its memory as we all collectively shouted