Scouts join ‘Clean Up The World 2015’
BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN
THE Brunei Darussalam Scouts Association (BDSA) yesterday held a cleaning campaign along the Muara beach in conjunction with ‘Clean Up the World 2015’ programme.
With the theme “Our Place… Our Planet… Our Responsibility”, the programme is celebrated every September 20 worldwide.
The event is organised by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and supported by the World Organisation of Scout Movement (WOSM) as well as other NGOs.
BDSA stated that the programme aimed to give environmental awareness and understanding on the importance of cleanliness among the new generations.
This year marked the association’s sixth participation in the campaign since they first joined in 2010.
About 200 members from 15 groups under the association took part in the event comprised of scout commissioners, scout leaders, cub, junior, rover, sea and air scouts from across the sultanate.
During the campaign they managed to accumulate around 350 kilogrammes of rubbish at the beach.
Present as the guest of honour was scouts president Dato Paduka Hj Idris Hj Abas along with scouts chief commissioner Hj Badar Hj Ali, scouts deputy chief commissioner Hj Ismail Pehin Orang Kaya Ratna Setia Dato Setia Hj Abdul Hapidz and scouts secretary general Hj Zainuddin Hj Jaafar as well as other scouting members.
The Brunei Times