The Scout.org website uses "cookies", both internal and from third parties. Cookies are small text files placed on your end user device and help us to distinguish you from other users, to enhance your experience on scout.org. If you continue, we'll assume that you are happy to receive cookies on our website. You can change your browser's cookie settings at any time. To find out more about how we use cookies and how to manage your browser settings read our Cookies Policy.

News

Indonesian Minister asks Scouts to help prevent drugs

1st Feb 2013

Indonesia’s new Minister of Youth and Sports, Roy Suryo, chose Gerakan Pramuka as an advocate for drug prevention among youth

The minister said during an official meeting with President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono that Scouting activities will later be synergized with the Ministry of Education and Culture and the National Narcotics Agency so that Scouts can help as vanguards for drug prevention.

The Minister agreed to support Scouting activities in Indonesia, while he also asked the Scouts to adapt to modernization that includes recognizing the dangers of drugs. "I think Scouts have to adjust with the times,” he said, stressing his expectation for an all-out support to a drug-free youth movement.

-- Berthold Sinaulan, APR Honorary Correspondent/WOSM Correspondent

Image 1: © Minister of Youth & Sports Office