THE BHARAT SCOUTS & GUIDES, NATIONAL HEADQUARTERS, LAKSHMI MAZUMDAR BHAWAN, 16, M. G. MARG, I. P. ESTATE, NEW DELHI- 110 002.

 

CIRCULAR NO.  49 /2008                                                                                   DATED: 28.04.2008

 

To

All the State Secretaries

State Associations of

The Bharat Scouts & Guides

INDIAN UNION.

 

SUB.:- 6TH SAF SCOUT FRIENDSHIP CAMP- BANGLADESH.

 

Dear Sir/Madam,

 

We are happy to inform you that that the Bangladesh Scouts is hosting the 6th SAF Scout Friendship Camp which will be held on 12-18 October 2008 in Mouchak, Gazipur, Bangladesh.

 

Below are the basic information of the 6th SAF Scout Friendship Camp:

 

Name of the Event

6th SAF Scout Friendship Camp

Dates

12th to 18th October, 2008

All participants are expected to arrive at Dhaka on 11 or latest by 12 October 2008 in the morning and depart from Dhaka on the afternoon of 18 October 2008.

Venue

National Scout Training Centre, Mouchak, Gazipur, Bangladesh.

 

National Scout Training Centre, Mouchak has been selected as the venue of the 6th SAF Scout Friendship Camp. Mouchak is located some 40 Kilometres west of and an hour drive from Dhaka.

Date of Reporting

12th October 2008 Morning.

Date of Relieving

18th October 2008 Afternoon.

Participants

Each State is requested to send willing Senior Scouts/Rovers & Senior Guides/Rangers aged between 16-25 years old and good at Hindi & English communication. The participants should preferably be President Scouts/Rovers and President Guides/Rangers but not below the rank of Rajya Puraskar Scout/Guide / Nipun Rover/Ranger.  Equal number of participants from Scout/Rover and Guide/Ranger sections be recommended so that there is equal representation of both.

Final  Selection

Final selection will be done by National Commissioner at National Headquarters, Bharat Scouts & Guides, New Delhi.

Aim

The aim of the camp is to promote and strengthen regional peace, solidarity and cooperation among the young people of South Asia by providing them the opportunity to live together and engage in various activities fostering friendship and mutual understanding.

Theme

‘Scouting for Peace and Friendship’

Objectives

The participants of the camp will be able to:

·                     Share each other’s culture in a spirit of solidarity, while 

              discovering the rich culture and heritage of Bangladesh;

·                     Enrich friendship with mutual understanding, tolerance and 

              cooperation to promote peace in  South Asia;

·                     Create awareness among young people on Scouting in

               South Asia;

·                     Undertake leadership role for personal development;

·                     Learn more on the social and environmental situation of

               other countries of South Asia;

·                     Make friends with other Scouts of South Asia; and

·                     Have a better understanding about the function of

               the South Asia Foundation.

Methodology

The objectives of the 6th SAF Scout Friendship Camp will be achieved through various Scout activities to be organized during the camp. The activities will broadly be based on the following key areas:

·                     Youth Forum

·                     Cultural Exchange and Cultural Exhibition

·                     Social events and entertainment

·                     Scout activities

·                     Sports

·                     Home hospitality

 

Tentative Programme

The tentative programme of the 6th SAF Scout Friendship Camp is briefly mentioned below:

11 Oct.2008  - Arrival by afternoon/evening flights/Road transport.

12 Oct. 2008 – Arrivals, camp setting, opening rehearsal and test

                         (Morning).

                         Inauguration (Afternoon/Evening)

13-17 Oct.2008-Various programme activities, educational tour,

                          cultural programme.

18 Oct. 2008    -Closing ceremony (from 9:00 am to 11:00 am)

                           Pack up and departure from 2:00 pm onward.

Food & Accommodation

The participants will be served cooked food. They will be accommodated in tents. Tents will be provided by Bangladesh Scouts.

Weather

The average temperature in Mouchak during October ranges from a minimum of 20 degree centigrade at night to a maximum of 30 degree centigrade during midday.

Display

There will be a display center in the campsite. Participants are requested to bring photographs and posters depicting Scout activities of their own country. Other information regarding their country, namely: culture, geography, history, currency, education, population, etc., will also be displayed.

Cultural Show

Participants are requested to bring appropriate clothing/dress/costumes depicting typical picture of their own country to display items especially on cultural heritage. Participants must prepare one cultural presentation, either in a form of dance or songs.

What to bring

The participants are requested to bring Scout uniform, National Flag, National Scout Flag, sleeping bag, personal kit, light rain jackets, cades, trousers and other relevant camp items.

Caution Money

Rs. 3000/-

Bharat Scouts & Guides will bear the travel and food expenses for this event.

Last date

30th June 2008

You are requested to send the nominations of the eligible participants on the prescribed proforma to the National Headquarters, Bharat Scouts & Guides, New Delhi latest by 30th June 2008.

 

Thanking you,

                                                                                                                                                Yours Sincerely,

 

 

                                                                                                                                                (B. K. BAHUGUNA)

                                                                                                                                                      DIRECTOR

 

Encl.:- As above.