By Rokiah Mahmud
Her Royal Highness Princess Hajah Rashidah Sa'adatul Bolkiah, the President of Girl Guides Association of Brunei Darussalam (PPPBD), yesterday attended the presentation of warrant cards and Tenderfoot badge ceremony.
The event took place at Rimba II Primary School in Kampong Perpindahan Rimba, Gadong.
Also present at the event was Her Royal Highness Princess Hajah Masna, the Vice-President of PPPBD.
Upon arrival, HRH Princess Hajah Rashidah was greeted by Cikgu Dayang Zauyah binti Datu Derma Wijaya Haji Yusof, headmaster of Rimba II Primary School, who was also the co-chairman of the event, as well as PPPBD committee members.
Prior to the presentation ceremony, HRH Princess Hajah Rashidah plant a tree and launched the 'Healthy Garden PAP Hajah Rashidah Sa'adatul Bolkiah Rimba II Primary School'.
Cikgu Dayang Zauyah in her speech said, "The Girl Guides Brownies Pack was established in Rimba II Primary School in January 2006. Currently, the school has 40 Brownies members with eight Girl Guides Brownies Leaders.
She added, "Since its establishment, the Girl GuidesBrownies pack of the school has participated in various activities and competitions such as the 'Action Song' organised by the PPPBD, the Quran reading competition and First Brunei International Quest.
"Being members in the PPPBD, it has brought a lot of benefits not only to the school but to the individuals themselves as they get the chance to gain knowledge and life experiences."
HRH Princess Hajah Rashidah then presented warrant cards and Tenderfoot badges to the PPPBD members.
Sixty received their warrant cards and about 700 new members were awarded Tenderfoot badges.
The ceremony also witnessed the oath of allegiance recited and led by Hajah Hafsah binti Abdul Halim, Chief Commissioner of PPBD. Meanwhile, for the Girl Guides Brownies pack, the pledge of allegiance was led by Dyg Norizan@ Nuralya Shafiqah binti Mohd Yacob, the Assistant Commissioner PPPBD of Tutong District.
The annual event saw the involvement of 21 primary schools and 20 secondary schools.
- Borneo Bulletin
(23th May 2011)