Discipline, Peace and Community development.
On the 17th of April, 2013. The Gambia Scout Association members attended a Youth program at the National Television Station on the theme discipline peace and community development. The national youth representative at the National assembly Honerable Seedy Njie,The Chief Scout Commissioner, Pa Omar Bojang and the members of the national executive committee, representatives of scouts from all the regions and Districts in the Gambia attended the forum. The program was coordinator was Mr. Honerable Seedy Njie and the presenter was Mr. Tijan Janneh a staff at GRTS. He first of all open the program by greeting the Chief Scout Commissioner and his executive presence, the scouts from different Regions and Districts as well as the general viewers of this educative program. He introduce the members OF the panel who is the Chief Scout Commissioner Mr. Pa Omar Bojang and the International Commissioner Ousman .Y. Jatta as well as other members of the national executive committee. The first speaker was the chief Scout Commissioner, he first of all thanked God for making the program a great success, and he also thanked the Chief Scout of the Gambia who is the President of the Republic of the Gambia for his usual support to the development of scouting in the Gambia. He also thanked the Director of the Youth program Honorable Seedy Njie. He elaborated on Scouting as a disciplinary and educative youth movement which is open to all young people without any forms of discrimination. He said a scout is an individual who is physically strong, mentally awake and morally straight. He further stated that in the Gambia Many parents thanked God today that their children belong to an organization who is contributing to the development of their Children both physically, mentally, socially, spiritually, morally and character development. The International Commissioner, comment on the history of scouting in the Gambia and why scouting. He stated that scouting came to the Gambia in 1921, and it was found by a British man called David Sly and now scouting is getting to its 92 years in the Gambia. He also elaborate on the purpose of scouting, that is to contribute to the education of young people through a value system that is base on the scout Law and the Promise, to help build a better world where people are self fulfill as individual and play a constructive role in the society. Mrs. Maimuna Bah, the gender and child right commissioner also comment on the importance of gender and how gender equality can contribute to the development of the society. She also elaborated on child right and their responsibilities and the effect of child abuse which is never tolerated in scouting. The National executive commissioner Mr. Molamin Badjie also comments on the importance of discipline and peace in young people. He said that the scout Law and the promise had covered everything that a young people need to maintain discipline, peace, love and unity among them, he said when you look at the first article of the scout law, which stated that A scout is to be Trusted up to the last article A scout is clean in though words and deeds, has explained everything, he said that’s why any were scouts appear, people love them because of the discipline in them Mr. Momodou Mendy the national badge and disaster commissioner, also comment on some of the activities and projects that scouts are embarking on in the Gambia. He said that scouts all over the nation are rendering community services every now and then in a form of cleaning exercise, Tree planting exercises, community out reach, building bridges in the community, help in the construction of community markets, mosques, churches, rods, blood donations, and many more. He also thanked the community leaders patrol for their wonderful effort that they are doing to promote Messengers of peace initiatives in the while nation. He also encourage all the scouts work with the community leaders patrol and also make best use of the social media Finally, through this program the information of the messengers of peace initiatives was delivered to the whole nation, and we expect even non scouts become Messengers of peace. Through dialogue and mutual understanding, it was understood that this will not be the end of such important program for scouts to take part in TV shows.
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