In the past few years the Scout Movement in Maldives has grown in number. It has a become one of the most famous co-curricular activity in the schools. Parents support this activity. Scouting famous for its methods of teaching young children Life-skills, building Character in them and developing citizenship in them is indeed a very success full and fruitful activity every parent want their kids in. Some people have done a lot to bring up this movement to what it is today!
Scouting in Maldives has come so far. It has broaden so well, it has spread out across the Maldives. Scout activities have increased so has its popularity.
However, we have problems, we have issues that need to be dealt and dealt fast. We need to change things. Need to revise stuff. !!! I have no intention of going into all that details here.
Maldives will mark its 53rd anniversary next year. Well for one thing that period is a long time in one humans life!!
Lets take a ride down the memory lane!!!
- First Maldivian to achive the Wood Badge was Ahmed Imad Mohamed. 16.07.1990, awarded by His Excellency Maumoon Abdul Gayyoom at a Ceremony held at National Youth Council premises.
Maldivesbecame a member of the World Scout Movement on 23rd July 1990.For this historical ceremony Was represented by Scouter Ahmed Imad Mohamed(Assistant Chief Commissioner for Service Scouts). Maldives
In 1995 Longest Served Chief Commissioner the Late Hon. Ahmed Shathir was awarded the Silver Tuna - The Highest Scouter Rank in
. Scouter Ahmed Shiran Was Awarded the Maldives Silver Crescentfor Bravery. Assistant Chief Commissioner for Training and Programme Scouter Ahmed Imad Mohamed was awarded a Meritorious Award the Bronze Coconut.
Now why did I BOLD this name? Who is he?
Well for one thing he is still alive!!
Mr. Ahmed Imad Mohamed has been one of the FOUNDING FATHERS of the the Maldivian Scout Movement.
How many Scout Leaders Know him?
How many have heard of him?
How many have actually met him?
All questions !!!
Scouting is a voluntary service. The only reward for a Volunteer would be appreciation and recognition!!!
Imad Sir is one of the most Oldest and Most experienced Scouters in the country. Its high time we being responsible Scouters appreciate this fact. Its high time for us to listen to him. Ask him for advise and opinion. Hear what he has to say.
We have issues and problems as I mentioned earlier we have a lot of that!! I recommend we ask him seek help from him!!
My point here is to all Scouters of Maldives learn to lead with a bit of guidance and get that guidance from people like him while they are still around!!!!