Solomon Islands Scouts eyes boosting movement

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BY MAVIS NISHIMURA PODOKOLO

THE Solomon Islands Scouts Association has presented a roadmap comprising eight priority areas to work towards boosting the scout movement in the country.

It has a timeframe of two years starting this year and ending in 2020, which was lately presented in the Forum of Chief Commissioner held on March 8.

Outgoing Chairman of Council of the South Pacific Scout Association (CSPSA) Mr Joe Billy Oge, a Solomon Islander, said there are eight key priority areas the association will work towards.

“These are reestablishing an office space and administrations, to strengthen leadership and governance, to improve membership registration systems and Scout Land Property at Naha.

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“Also to revise the Solomon Islands Scout Constitution, strengthening financial management, train leaders and seeking avenues to provide for youth development programme,” he said.

Oge said the priority areas will be achieved through undertaking an initiative of giving talks to places that will be interested to give the scout association a home to rehouse its administration for a start and to recreate the administration.

“Having the nerve of achieving the priority extents the association is now putting to gather a small budget to be part of other partners to see if they can support. This will include some of our internal sources.

“The second line of attack is to strengthen the leadership and governance of the scout’s association in terms of having an active Scout council with people who are willing to serve and to re appoint Scout leaders to key roles and functions of the association,” he said.

With this roadmap Solomon Islands is next on the radar to become a full member of the world organisation of the Scouts movement by 2020.

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