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Naupoto Opens Scout Centennial Get Together

Naupoto Opens Scout Centennial Get Together
Vijendra Singh
August 20
16:24 2014

The Minister for Youth and Sports, Viliame Naupoto yesterday opened the 12th National Scout and Centennial Jamboree at Queen Victoria School (QVS).

He acknowledged the participation of other scouts from around the Pacific who were there and those who would be joining them later.

“Fiji welcomes you warmly and I am sure you will take back fond memories of this centennial jamboree,” he said.

“To scouts from all over Fiji; from Kadavu, Lau, Lomaiviti, Vanua Levu and Viti Levu and other parts of the country, I acknowledge your participation and also hope that you will learn as much as you can from the camp to help you grow socially and spiritually when you return home.”

Naupoto Opens Scout Centennial Get Together

From left: Alipate Qetaki, Sports Minister Viliame Naupoto, Ministry of Education Acting Permanent Secretary Basundra Kumar and Fiji Scouts President Abhay Nand cut the National Scouts Centennial Jamboree celebration cake at Queen Victoria School yesterday. Photo: Ronald Kumar

He said jamborees were wonderful opportunities for all scouts and leaders to come together and participate in the activities, learn new skills and make new friends.

He said the scout movement was very much part and parcel of his ministry’s youth empowerment and development agenda because the Scouts Organisation was an integral partner that helped its members build character and leadership.

Its self-education encouraged individuals to be actively involved in and be resposible for their own development as a self-reliant, supportive, responsible and committed person.

Naupoto Opens Scout Centennial Get Together

The Minister of Youth and Sports Viliame Naupoto is offered a Scout’s scarf during the National Scouts Centennial Jamboree celebration at Queen Victoria School yesterday. Photo: Ronald Kumar

Joji Qaranivalu, National Executive Commissioner – the CEO Scouts Fiji said the Minister gave them $16,000 for the jamboree.

He said 1410 scouts were participating in and were enjoying the jamaboree.

Mr Qaranivalu said the scouts would be faced with difficult tests but they were prepared for them.

The jamboree ends on Friday with a campfire.

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