More than 400 take part in ‘Cubboree’
BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN
THE 4th Brunei Darussalam Cubboree, held at the National Scout Training and Activity Centre in Gadong, was organised in conjunction with the 100th year anniversary celebrations of world cub scouts by Brunei Darussalam Scouts Association through the cub scouts section with collaboration from the co-curriculum education department, Ministry of Education (MoE).
The cubboree was held from March 18-23 and involved more than 400 participants from within and outside the country.
Guest of honour and officiating the closing of the cubboree yesterday was Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports, Dato Paduka Dr Awang Hj Affendy Pehin Orang Kaya Saiful Mulok Dato Seri Paduka Hj Abidin.
The ceremony was held at the National Scout Training and Activity Centre, Scouts Complex in Gadong.
From the more than 400 participants, 270 were local participants from nine government primary schools and 10 private primary schools.
The cubboree included participation from the Malaysian scouts association which included 170 cub scouts from the associations branches across Malaysia such as from Perak, Selangor, Terengganu, Johor, Sabah, Sarawak and Labuan, while Singapore sent two special observers to the jamboree.
Cub scouts is a section of the world organisation of scouts movement. Membership comprises cub scouts aged from seven to 11 years who are still in primary school.
The history of the cub scouts began in 1916 by the founding father of the scouts, Lord Baden Powell of Gilwell, making this year the 100th year celebration (1916-2016) of the formation of the world cub scouts movement.
The motto of the cub scouts is ‘Do your best’ which conveys the meaning that a cub scout will attempt any task given to him/her to the best of his/her ability.
‘Cubboree’ which has the same meaning of ‘Jamboree’ is a gathering of cub scout members where they gain experience and scouting skills while camping. During the jamboree participants learn to work together as a team and develop leadership characteristics and the ability to be independent as well as make new friends within a unified spirit of brotherhood.
It can also engage the interest of members and encourage healthy competition in developing their talent and scouting skills as well as help them to develop a progressive mind, self confidence and leadership skills from the grassroots level.
During yesterday’s closing ceremony, participants who successfully completed the set activities were awarded with the ‘Pelanduk (Mousedeer) Award Badge’
The guest of honour also handed out certificates of appreciation and participation to contingent leaders and prizes for the ‘Scout night’.
Also present were the President of the Brunei Darussalam Scouts Association (PPNDB), Dato Paduka Hj Idris Hj Abas; Scouts Chief Commissioner, Hj Badar Hj Ali; other members of PPNDB, officers from the Ministry of Education (MoE), Directors and Heads of government departments as well as parents and caretakers of the participants.
The Brunei Times