The Mauritius Scouts Association proudly celebrated its Founder’s Day on the 22nd February 2015 at Baden-Powell House, Trianon, with more than 2,000 scouts present for the event. Different activities were organised thus giving an overview of the capabilities of the scouts.
Denyse Gorapah, National Commissioner for Cubs, has organised a BP singing workshop, followed by colouring workshop. We could acknowledge a great enthusiasm during this activity, as proudly shown by this Cub from Grand Bay group.
The Scouts section did also some interesting activities such as creating a planetarium, a ‘scout songs’ workshop, which are used during evening entertainment at camp. The most exciting activity of the day was definitely the backwoods cooking competition called ‘Camp Cook Master Chef’. This gave them the opportunity to showcase their cooking abilities with backwoods and their basis scout techniques. 18 groups have proudly participated in this activity and the winning team was the scout team from 4th Black River Albion. Three qualified cooks were present; including a member of the Young Mauritian Chef Association who also officiated as a member of jury. Scouts activities were under the responsibility of National Commissioner for Scouts, Pamela Delard-Serret and the Cooking workshop was organised by Julien Coulon, Programme Commissioner.
As for the Ventures, they were busy meanwhile in their ‘Pioneering Project’ and other activities, which were under the responsibility of Ricardo Petit, Deputy Chief Commisioner. During the Founder's day, the Mauritius Scout Association has also launched its first Rescue Team, who has demonstrated their professional abilities and talents.
The Samuel Blunt De Burgh-Edwards Activity Site was also officially inaugurated by President of the Republic and Patron of Scouts, His excellency, Mr. Kailash Purryag, Minister of Youth and Sports, Minister of the Environment, in the presence of the Chief Scout, Cyril Rose and Chief Commissioner Jaywunt Tannoo.