Scouts honoured
Khal Baharulalam & Aziz Idris

HIS Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam yesterday praised the National Scouts Association for providing financial aid to the victims of Typhoon Haiyan through its cooperation with the Boy Scouts Federation in the Philippines, proving the association’s prominence regionally and globally.

The monarch said this in a titah at the 4th National Jamboree where His Majesty also hoped that the association would remain true to its oath in the future.

Speaking at the jamboree ground in Beribi, the monarch highlighted the significance of the association’s accomplishments – most prominently its international role in aiding natural disaster-hit countries.

“Among those efforts are helping to contribute relief aid in the form of clothing and food to the people of Bangladesh who were affected by a natural disaster in 1991, as well as to the tsunami victims in Aceh, Indonesia in 2004.”

The benevolent ruler also acknowledged the frequency of invitations sent by international bodies to the association to attend conferences and courses organised by the Asia-Pacific and the World Organization of the Scouts Movements.

His Majesty applauded the National Scouts Association for its capability in erecting its own building which enhanced the association’s status internationally.

“Another achievement was the hosting of the 21st Asia-Pacific Regional Scouts Assembly in 2004,” His Majesty noted.

Impressed by the 4th National Jamboree theme, “Our Scout, Our Future” (PengakapKitani, MasaDepanKitani), the monarch urged the association to preserve its identity to set an example for our nation’s younger generations.

His Majesty concluded the titah by extending his congratulations to the association for making the jamboree a huge success. - Borneo Bulletin (8 December 2013)