The Mokokchung District Bharat Scouts and Guides organized a “Grand Campfire Program” as part of its ongoing ‘Special Basic Course for Scoutmasters & Guide Captains’ on Wednesday evening at the 173 CRPF Bn DEF camp in Mokokchung. Manoj Kumar IPS, Superintendent of Police, Mokokchung, graced the event as the Grand Campfire Chief, and Sentinenla, DEO and Assistant District Organizing Commissioner (Guide) for Mokokchung served as the Master of Ceremony.
In his speech, the Grand Campfire Chief appreciated all the Scout and Guide trainees and trainers who participated in the Special Basic Course for Scoutmasters & Guide Captains, organized in Mokokchung. He emphasized the importance of the Scouts and Guides movement in developing leadership qualities, coordination skills, and fostering national integration.
Kumar highlighted the movement’s international reach and the significant number of volunteers involved in India. He encouraged all Scout Masters and Guide Captains to return to their respective schools and locations and enroll more members and become ambassadors for the movement.
The ‘Special Basic Course for Scoutmasters & Guide Captains’ was organized as a prelude to the upcoming Platinum Jubilee celebration of the Mokokchung Bharat Scouts and Guides scheduled for 2025 and to revitalize it in preparation for the jubilee. A total of 40 teachers from various schools across the district are attending the 7-day course, with 21 in the Scouts’ course and 19 in the Guides’ course, along with their trainers and officials. The trainees will receive certification as Scoutmasters and Guide Captains at the end of the course. The camp, which began on October 20, will conclude on October 26 with the lowering of the flag.
The program was also attended by Colonel Rahul Gurung, Commandant of the 12th Assam Rifles, Mokokchung, officials from the Ao Senden, and other dignitaries. The event included various presentations from the trainees, including impressions of the camp, folk songs, and a report about the camp by Albert Solo, the leader of the course, while Tovili Wati, District Organizing Commissioner (Guide) for Mokokchung, delivered the vote of thanks.
Started as the first in the state in the year 1949, the Mokokchung District Bharat Scouts and Guides are scheduled to celebrate their 75th Jubilee in the year 2025.