Scouts do their part to clean up Brunei

National 1 minute, 28 seconds


THE Brunei Darussalam Scouts Association collected more than 250 kg of rubbish as part of the ‘Clean Up The World 2016’ cleaning campaign at Berakas Beach yesterday.

The cleaning campaign carried the theme ‘Our Place... Our Planet... Our Responsibility’ and is conducted on the third Sunday of every September.

More than 100 members of Brunei Darussalam Scouts Association, comprising scout commissioners, scout leaders, cub scouts, junior scouts, venture scouts and rover scouts, took part in the campaign.

The association’s executive scout officer, Zainudin Hj Ishak, briefed the participants on the programme prior to the cleanup.

The programme hoped to raise awareness and promote understanding on the importance of knowledge to the current generation, and their roles in maintaining cleanliness on earth.

The statement from the association said yesterday’s campaign was the seventh of its kind participated by the association since 2010.

In 2010, the cleaning campaign was organised at Serasa Beach, followed by Tungku Beach and Jerudong Beach in 2011 and 2012 respectively.

Their fourth cleaning campaign took place at the National Jamboree site in Beribi.

The fifth cleaning campaign was organised at the Scouts Complex building and its vicinity which covered the prayer hall of Brunei Darussalam Scouts Association and the National Training and Activity Scout Centre at Jalan Gadong.

Last year the cleaning campaign took place at Muara Beach.

A cleaning campaign was also organised in Belait district.

Ten members of the Kg Sungai Liang scouts (open) conducted the cleaning campaign at the Sungai Liang Recreation Park, the statement said.

The statement added that the Brunei Darussalam Scouts Association will be celebrating International Peace Day on September 25.

Brunei Darussalam Scouts Association will hold a peace run in conjunction with the International Peace Day at Menteri Besar Recreational Park Taman, Jalan Menteri Besar.

The Brunei Times