The Government of Uasin Gishu has pledged to support the scouts’ movement even as the body seeks to double its membership across all schools.
This pledge was made on Friday by Deputy Governor Eng. John Barorot during the commemoration and celebration of the founder Baden Powell after a successful flag-off of the scouts drawn from various primary and secondary schools in the region at the County headquarters.
According to the DG, the support will be ideal for enhancing the activities of the movement whose current membership stands at 65,405 in the County and position five countrywide.
On behalf of the patron our Governor His Excellency Jonathan Bii, we are impressed with the number of the membership and we are keen on ensuring that students from needy backgrounds currently in the movement are assisted achieve their dreams,” he said.
He noted that even as the students engage in scout activities, it will be prudent for them to maintain discipline while in school.
“Discipline is firmly inculcated in this movement and one of the tenets of being successful in life, this is the path I want all of us to take while in school,” he added.
The scouts led by the movement’s County Commissioner Mr. Richard Openda reiterated the movement’s support in the planting of trees in the region when called upon.
We are ready to support our royal county in the planned planting of trees as one way of mitigating the effects of climate change and also by increasing our forest cover,” he said.
Under the theme, ‘Unleashing the youth potential for environmental conservation” the scouts mounted a guard of honour and marched to Central primary school to plant trees.
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