The first ever Scout village in Madagascar opened

Each and every Scout and Tily alumni, in Madagascar and around the world, has contributed in some way to this historic achievement. Like Gilwell Park in England, the Tily Scouts now also have a permanent Scout village.

The three hectares of Tranombitsika include a training centre, a spacious reception hall and a large playground. The construction of Tranombitsika, literally "the anthill", is the result of the contribution of all the Tily Scouts: some did the construction, others the electrical installation, others the painting, and also some who contributed financially.

The construction of the village also benefited from a  collaboration with the UK Scouts and the Scotland Scouts, demonstrating the strong relationship between the world brotherhood of Scouts.

The creation of this first ever Tily Scout village in Madagascar will benefit everyone as it will help to facilitate the delivery of quality education ( SDG 4) as well as contribute directly to the social impact of the Scout Movement (SDG 11). This is a reminder of the role of Scouting as a major actor in achieving the SDGs through the involvement of young people.

The construction of the Scout village "Tranombitsika" had been officially launched on 16 December 2017 and inaugurated on Saturday 21 August 2021 during the end of term ceremony (2014-2018 / 2018-2021) of the team led by the General Commissioner KALIA Miaritra (Michel RAOELIJAONA). The motto of the Tily Scouts, during these two mandates, was the sentence " The future is what we build ".

Finally, let us recall that the village welcomed, on 30 July 2021, the Minister of the Environment and Sustainable Development herself, for the signature of an unprecedented ten-year partnership agreement. This trust at the highest level of the country will concretely consist of the setting up of tree nurseries, reforestation campaigns and environmental education in all the scout districts.

In short, it is only the beginning.


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