NIAMEY – In a bid to mark the Africa Scout Day on 13 March 2010, the Niger Scout Association, like other countries in the Africa region, organized several activities including a conference, distribution of clothes and a fair. The event was covered by two television channels. Over 100 Scouts attended the activities that were organized by the national executive team in collaboration with the Scout district of Niamey. In all other regions of Niger this day was also celebrated.
During the opening ceremony, the Chief Commissioner, Mr. Sayouba Halidou, reminded participants the meaning of 13th March.
Meanwhile, still in the framework of marking the Africa Scout Day, the Scouts of Niger held a conference with the theme ''Nigerian Scouting and prospects.''
The conference sought to assess the contribution of Scouting to the development of a country in general and Niger in particular. The topic elicited the interest of young people who asked several questions for clarification and intervened to make contributions.
At the same time a fair was held in the courtyard of the training centre of Association des Scouts du Niger.
13th March 2010 coincided with the 13th anniversary of a Scout group called ''Soni Ali Ber''-- from the Niamey region -- one of the first groups in the region. To mark the day, the group distributed clothes to street children.
Courtesy of Ms Salamatou Amadou Djibo Assistant Commissioner, Communications Association des Scouts du Niger (Original article in French)