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Wood Badge Training for West Pole Scouts


Jan 3, 2023

CIBITOKE January 2nd  (ABP) – The association of Burundi Scouts (ASB), proceeded on Thursday, December 29, to the closing of the “Wood Badge” training, organized from December 23 to 29, in the headquarters of the Cibitoke province, where more than sixty adult scouts from the West Pole live.

In closing speech, the commissioner general of the ASB, Me. Philbert Ndayisaba indicated that this training was reserved for adult scouts, aged 24 or over, from the scout provinces of Bubanza, Bujumbura, Cibitoke and the Imbo region. That is a training of unit leaders, to equip them with the skills necessary for the supervision of young scouts aged between six and 23, according to the commissioner general of the ASB.

The objective of that training is to promote community scouting, with respect for the scout obligation of daily good deeds. In the same perspective, we try to apply the last message of the founder of the scout movement, “try to leave this earth having made it better, than you found it”, he specified.

For that national organization, which is reaching the stage of world training, was recently chosen to organize the 9th Scouting Jamboree soon, revealed Master Ndayisaba. The same official added the ASB totals 85,252 scouts with 22,000 adult scouts. IT comes among the first organizations at the international level and among the best on the African continent. Thus, through that training of unit leaders, they are in the process, according to him, of implementing the mission of scouting to increase numbers.

Note that after the theoretical training, all the participants were certified and will begin a three-month internship, in their respective groups, which will be concretized by reports, to obtain at the end the certificate of heads of trained units, as well only scarves and sticks relating to it, a check on the site by ABP has revealed.