At the opening of the 2023 Scouting Year at the National Scout Headquarters in Port Moresby, he said: Sir Bob said a young Boy Scout would accompany him.
The World Scout Movement celebrates World Scout Day in honor of the birth of its founder, Robert Baden Powell. What started as a small group of Boy Scouts has now grown into a worldwide movement of nearly 70 million young people and volunteers.
For over 100 years, young people have been taught life and leadership skills to improve their communities and create a better world. Sir Dade said that as global citizens they are guided by promises and laws and empowered through youth programs to make lasting contributions in their communities.
“By tackling the impacts of climate change, promoting gender equality, acting as ambassadors of peace and striving for sustainable development, young people are meeting the challenges around them every day,” said Sir Bob. said.
“Through initiatives such as Messenger of Peace and Earth Tribe, Scouts have contributed 10 billion hours of community service towards the Sustainable Development Goals.”
“I am pleased to highlight some of the progress and achievements of our movement. Since 2019, there has been consistent budget allocation by the national government through the National Youth Development Agency,” he added. .
Following the launch of the 2020 Scout Education Policy, the Department of Education implemented Scouts in schools with the Board of Education Services and Scouts.
National Scout Headquarters has established the Scout Preschool and Early Childhood Education this year to contribute to the preparatory education of children. These are some of the important milestone achievements in the history of the movement in this country.
Meanwhile, the World Scout Movement has set a goal of reaching 33,500 members by 2023.
“So far, we have grown our membership from over 5,300 in 2020 to 6,700 in 2021 and 9,280 in 2022. Kudos to all the Scouts and Leaders for your commitment to supporting and growing the movement, programs in communities and schools,” said Sir Bob.
He said a membership database registration is being developed and will be launched later this year to capture all member information and data.
“With our common heritage, we share this special day with our Girl Guiding and Girl Scouting friends. We are celebrating World Thinking Day.”
He urged everyone to remember that it is a movement focused on changing the world for the better.
As one of the world’s largest voluntary youth movements, Scouts have helped thousands of young people develop a positive mental, social and spiritual mindset. Through recreational activities, adolescents are encouraged to explore and develop knowledge of skills that are essential for their self-development in adulthood. The practical training that Scouts provide has helped many young people around the world become good citizens and has improved the lives of many more.