Scouts of the World Award Discovery, Malaysia
With the attendance of 22 Rovers from four states, the workshop was held from 22-24 June 2014 at the SEAMEO RECSAM in Penang, Malaysia. This is the first time that Persekutuan Pengakap Malaysia is organising a SWA Discovery. This workshop envisions a kick-start of the Scouts of the World Award in Malaysia.
Part of the workshop is an exploration to the Penang Inshore Fisherman Welfare Association (PIFWA), where the participants learned about the mangrove forest and its relation to the fisher folks. The participants walked to the muddy swamp area to plan mangrove seedlings. The participants also visited the Taman Lumba Kuda Tzu Chi Recycling Education Center in Georgetown, Penang. Participants joined the local community in sorting and dismantling recyclable materials.
The Scouts of the World Award Discovery prepares young people to do their Scouts of the World Voluntary Service. The Session includes Communication, Facilitation, Leadership and Project Planning.