SAF-Scouts Friendship Camp, Bhutan, February
The First SAF-Scout Friendship Camp was held
from February 21- 26, 2002, in Bhutan, a country nestled amidst
the spectacular beauty of the Himalayas. Regional Cooperation
was the theme of the camp in which 550 girls and boys from all the
seven South Asian countries participated. At the end of a week of
pageantry, dance and music, the youngsters had developed a remarkable
sense of friendship and solidarity. They not only exchanged gifts
but even their clothes with the result that they could not be identified
by the country to which they belonged.
A resolutions on Regional Cooperation was adopted and it was proposed
to nominate outstanding scouts (a boy and a girl) who actively promoted
the spirit of cooperation as "SAF Goodwill Ambassador".
It was decided that similar SAF Scouts Friendship Camps be held
annually in each of the other South Asian countries in rotation,
and through a ballot, Maldives was chosen as the next venue of the