Scouting-A noble cause
There are more than 28 million Scouts, young people and adults, male and female, in 160 countries and territories.
Some 300 million people have been Scouts, including prominent people in every field. This is impressive considering that Scouting began with 20 boys and an experimental camp in 1907. It was held during the first nine days of August in 1907 at Brownsea Island, near Poole in Dorset, England. The camp was a great success and proved to its organizer, Robert Baden-Powell, that his training and methods appealed to young people and really worked.
Scouting was founded in Pakistan as part of the British Indian branch of The Scout Association. The PBSA was officially founded in 1947, immediately after independence from the British and became a member of the World Organization of the Scout Movement in April 1948.
Scouting has always played a vital role as devoted volunteers contribute for the betterment of their society via different services.
Recently Scouts launched a campaign in Gojal Hunza, to raise awareness on environment. As the Attabad lake has been formed due to disaster ,the huge movement of boats has have started polluting the water as they through oil in the water and there are no proper dustbins for the trash around the harbor. This post was originally posted on maati.tv and you can reach it here: http://www.maati.tv/2011/09/05/scouting-gojal-hunza/