KUANTAN: Scout associations are among the means that will rally youngsters with the older generation in a group or gathering where close ties will be fostered and good values instilled, said Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Adnan Yaakob.
He added that scout activities such as jamborees see a mix of young and old.
“Good values are gradually losing their hold in society and activities by scouts can help revive the qualities.
“It can help curb social ills among youths as well,” Adnan said after accepting an appointment letter as Pahang chief scout at a hotel here recently.
The mentri besar was also awarded the scout’s highest title, Semangat Padi (The Spirit of Padi).
Among those present were national chief scout Datuk Seri Dr Shafie Mohd Salleh, national chief scout commissioner of Malaysia Kol Prof Datuk Dr Kamarudin Kachar and Pahang Scout Council chairman Datuk Seri Abdul Rashid Abdul Rahman.
Adnan also advised the secretariat to come up with commendable programmes that would really benefit scout members.
Dr Shafie, in his speech, said Scout associations would promote a sense of love and loyalty for the country.
Being the National chief scout, Dr Shafie said it was a trust empowered to him and he would ensure that the members would be given guidance to stay on the right track.
They should start young and becoming a scout member was one of the ways, he added.
Source : TheStar.com.my