It is the 22nd February again and, all over the world, Scouts are celebrating Founder’s Day.
As the Regional Director for the World Scout Bureau, Africa Regional Office (WSB-ARO), I feel privileged to take this opportunity to congratulate all the Scouts, in particular from the Africa Region, on this memorable day.
Lest we forget, I also wish to take this opportunity to remind all of us what we are celebrating.
Obviously we are celebrating the God-given gift of our founder, Lord Baden-Powell who, after so many military successes, was saddened by the warlike attitude of the world and thought of Scouts as the agents of a better world.
Thus, it is appropriate to say that today is not only a celebration of the achievements of our founder and of Scouting, respectively as a universalist philanthropic person and the world largest youth movement, but also a remembrance of our “duty to God, duty to others, and duty to self”.
As we celebrate this day, I wish to reiterate the Founder’s last call, that is to try and leave this world a little better than we found it.
Happy Founder’s Day and Good Hunting!
Frederic Tutu Kama-Kama,
Regional Director, WSB-ARO