Scouting thrill | Sunday Observer

Scouting thrill

Muaadh Himaz, a student of Wesley College became one of the luckiest Sri Lankan scouts to take part in the 24th World Scout Jamboree. It was a world-class experience for 45,000 Scouts, their leaders and the IST from 167 countries.

It had been a truly memorable event for the scouts according to the participants. All participants were connected with the world in thousands of new ways through the amazing technology and happenings of Connected Experience, and they soaked in all the fun and excitement where new ideas and learning was unlocked throughout

The program offered at this jamboree provided a different view on the Scout Movement. Holding fast to our traditions of conservation and "outdoorsmanship", this jamboree embrace the growing trend of leadership development and global citizenship that the movement has cultivated for generations.

This was a 12 day event held in West Virginia in North America. From Sri Lanka there had been thousands of applications, but only 214 were selected on national level merit by the Sri Lanka Scout Association

15 year old Muaadh Himaz, a senior scout of the 14th Colombo Scout troop got the opportunity with others to attend this jamboree. With him there were six from Wesley College.

The opening ceremony of this scouting event was held under the patronage of Chief Ambassador of Scouting Bear Grylls and the closing ceremony under former Secretary General of the United Nations Ban Ki Moon. And the special guest for the Sri Lankan cultural day was the Sri Lanka Ambasador in the USA Rodney Perera.

(By Hafiz Marikar)