Deputy Sultan draws curtains on 1st ASEAN Rover Moot Brunei
HIS Royal Highness Prince Haji Al-Muhtadee Billah ibni His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah, the Deputy Sultan, in his capacity as Chief Scout of the Brunei Darussalam Scouts Association (PPNBD), consented to draw the curtains on the 1st ASEAN Rover Moot yesterday.
Upon arrival at the Youth Centre in the capital, the Deputy Sultan was greeted by Minister of Health Dato Seri Setia Dr Haji Mohd Isham bin Haji Jaafar in his capacity as Acting Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports, and PPNBD President Haji Metussin bin Orang Kaya Sura Haji Tuba.
The national anthem was then played, followed by a welcoming address by the PPNBD President and a report presentation on the 1st ASEAN Rover Moot by PPNBD Chief Commissioner Haji Badar bin Haji Awang Ali in his capacity as the Camp Commandant.
The ceremony continued with His Royal Highness presenting Sultan’s Scout Awards to 12 venture scouts members, Baden Powell Award to eight recipients, and the Scouts of the World Award (SWA) to four recipients.
The Sultan’s Scout Award is the highest award for venture scouts in the country. Recipients comprised of scouts who are qualified and recognised by the PPNBD after passing several courses – including the Venture Scouts Leadership Course and First Aid Course – and have carried out more than 48 hours of community service.
The Baden Powell Award was presented to scout members who have passed four badges in the Scouts Training Scheme – one of these is the State Badge which focusses on Malay Islamic Monarchy (MIB) principles. To receive the award, the scouts must also pass the four badges on physical, scouting and life skills, entrepreneurship and services.
The SWA, an international scout recognition administered by the Scouts of the World Award is to encourage active involvement of rover scouts aged between 18 and 26 in community building by making them more sensitive toward current world issues (such as the environment, global development and peace), on the other hand provides youth a platform to enable them to become global citizens.
Following the award presentation, His Royal Highness consented to deliver his sabda for the 1st ASEAN Rover Moot closing ceremony.
Prior to leaving the ceremony, the Deputy Sultan consented to a meet-and-greet session with the heads of the participating ASEAN scouts associations and a group photo with all involved in the 1st ASEAN Rover Moot.
Held from December 12-17, the 1st ASEAN Rover Moot was participated by 350 representatives from seven ASEAN member countries and over 100 scout visitors from ASEAN and the Asia-Pacific region.