Monday, February 28, 2011

BIS #2308 BE PREPARED

Neelam Rodrigues
BORIVLI, FEBRUARY 28, 2011: The North Mumbai Suburban Bharat Scouts and Guides District Association had organized ‘Thinking Day’ in memory of Lord Baden Powell on his birth anniversary. It was celebrated on February 22 at Don Bosco Edu-care Complex. Shri. Gopal Shetty, Mr. Kale, Mr. Shah and many of the district commissioners graced the occasion with their presence. About four hundred scouts and guides from fourteen schools participated in the event.
The ‘Thinking Day’ began with the hoisting of the Bharat Scouts and Guides Flag and paying homage to it. This was followed by the lighting of the lamp to invoke God’s blessings. Once the ‘Thinking Day’ was declared open by Mr. Shah everyone witnessed the fabulous march-past by different schools. Later, various competitions were held in which all the scouts and guides actively participated keeping in mind the spirit of Scouting. The competitions held were as follows: Best Scout/Guide, Best Rajya Puraskar Scout/Guide, Best Patrol, First Aid, Pioneering Project, Best out of Waste and Rangoli.

Experienced officials in the field of Scouting and Guiding judged the various competitions. After all the activities, the most-awaited Prize Distribution ceremony took place. Our school bagged the following prizes: a Gold medal in Pioneering Project and Best out of Waste and a Silver medal in First Aid.

The ‘Thinking Day’ was a grand success. The efforts put in by Sir Mark and Sir Nelson bore fruit. The event inspired more students to actively participate in the Scout/Guide Movement keeping in mind the Scout/Guide Motto: ‘Be Prepared’.

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