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Scouts and Guides towards Ecological Citizenship - MINI BOSCOREE at Thanjavur - INT


By Lawrence Britto Ashok
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Tiruchy, May. 4. In preparation for the XIII Boscoree at the National level, a province level Mini-Boscoree was organized for the Scouts and Guides from 22 to 24 April 2018 at Don Bosco, Thanjavur.
It was a collaborative venture of SDB and FMA Tiruchy. There were altogether 400 participants for this training programme. 'Scouts and Guides towards Ecological Citizenship' was the theme of the Mini-Boscoree. Father Barnabass SDB, in charge of Social Experience and Groups and Movements in the province, organized this programme together with his team of collaborators. The FMA sisters joined hands and extended their collaboration and support. Don Bosco and Auxilium communities at Thanjavur made all the arrangements for this event and accommodated the Scouts and Guides in their campus.

Scouts and Guides were animated, given training and were prepared towards participating in the XIII Boscoree, a national event to be held at Don Bosco Nashik from 30 December 2018 to 03 January 2019. Mini Boscoree included groups trainings, competitions, games, adventures, activities, theme presentations, backwoodsman cookng, tent pitching, colour party marching, peace rally in cultural costume and campfire. Awards and certificates were issued to each participant and the troops. Well-experienced animators were invited for the various activities and programmes.

The inaugural function was held in the presence of Mr. Samynathan, District Commissioner, Thanjavur District Scout Association. Special invitees like Mr. Krishnasamy Vandaiyar, President, Thanjavur District Athletic Association; Dr.G. Ravikumar, Professor of Plastic Surgery - Thanjavur Medical College; Sr. Margaret FMA, District Commissioner (Guide Wing), Don Bosco District Scout Association; Father John Peter SDB, Secretary, Don Bosco District Scout Association; Father Amaladoss SDB, Economer - Salesian Province of Tiruchy were all invited to preside over various Scouting programmes and competitions of Mini Boscoree. They addressed the Scouts and Guides on the theme of the Mini Boscoree and inspired every participant to emerge as responsible leaders of the nation. The gathering concluded with the valedictory function held in the presence of Father Agilan SDB, Vice Provincial - Salesian Province of Tiruchy and Sister Magnificat FMA, Superior, Auxilium Centre - Thanjavur.
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