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Nepal creates platform for young people

6th Jul 2012

Scouting in Nepal advances as Nepal Scouts organized its first National Youth Forum on 29th June to 2nd July 2012, creating a platform where young people can share their views on issues affecting them.

Through youth forum, young adults of the national Scout organizations have the opportunity to discuss and express their views on issues of interest to them, and at the same time developing their skills to strengthen their capacity in decision-making process.

With the hosting of this youth forum, Nepali young adults had the experience of being heard and even taking leadership roles which they are being groomed in the future.

Only 25 kilometers north-west of Kathmandu, Kakani International Training Centre served as the meeting point of 55 young people, comprised of rovers, rangers, scouts, scout masters and unit leaders from 32 districts of Nepal who were not only equipped with leadership skills but also enjoyed the mountain peaks stretching from Ganesh Himal to the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges.

Chief Commissioner Shree Ram Lamichhane inaugurated the event. Young adults discussion evolved on youth involvement, sectional scout programme, organizational structure, and the role of young people and adult leaders in community service, with the assistance of some key leaders serving as resource persons.

In the last Committee NSO Visit last year, creating a National Youth Council and inviting young adult members to the national executive board as well as to the national council became one of the highlights of the recommendations. With the dialogue of the young people to the CNV team, it was shared that involving young people in decision-making, and the demand to use IT and other social media attract other young people to join Scouting.

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