SAF-Scout Friendship Camps

Event Gadpuri, India - 22nd November 2009

The Seventh SAF-Scout Friendship Camp - 20th-26th November 2009, Gadpuri, India

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Testimony Dhaka, Bangladesh - 16th November 2009

Md. Saimum Reza Talukder Piash

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In the media 15th October 2008

Foster greater regional cooperation thru' friendship: CA, Bangladesh

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The Friendship Camps aim to create a “youth movement” to encourage person to person contact for peace, progress and regional development. Hundreds of girl guides and boy scouts from across the SAARC countries participate annually in these camps, which are held in rotation across different SAARC countries.

The Seventh SAF-Scout Friendship Camp - 20th-26th November 2009, Gadpuri, India

 
The Sixth SAF-Scout Friendship Camp - 12th-18th October 2008, Mouchak, Bangladesh

 
The Fifth SAF-Scout Friendship Camp - 04th-10th June 2007, Murree, Pakistan

 
The Fourth SAF-Scout Friendship Camp - February 2006, Sri Lanka

 
The Third SAF-Scout Friendship Camp - 21st-28th April 2005, Nepal

 
The Second SAF-Scout Friendship Camp - 15th-22nd February 2003, Maldives

 
The First SAF-Scout Friendship Camp - 21st-26th February 2002, Bhutan

 

Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the South Asia Foundation ("SAF") and the Chief Commissioners of National Scout Organizations in South Asia

During a visit to Bhutan in January 2000, UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador Madanjeet Singh was greatly impressed by a scout camp in Thimphu. He suggested to the Chief Commissioner of scouts that since the aims, objectives and activities of the SAF are in tune with the spirit, purpose and principles of the National Scout Organisations of South Asia, similar SAF-Scout Friendship Camps be jointly organised so that young people from all the South Asian countries get an opportunity to meet each other and in the process foster mutual understanding and forge creative friendships.

In line with the SAF mission to promote regional cooperation, the Friendship Camps aim to create a “youth movement” to encourage person to person contact for peace, progress and regional development. Hundreds of girl guides and boy scouts from across the SAARC countries participate annually in these camps, which are held in rotation across different SAARC countries. With the signing of an MoU between the SAF and the Regional Commissioner of Scouts Organization, the SAF-Scouts Friendship Camps will, henceforth, be annual events. The expenses are shared between the SAF and the Scouts Organization. The first camp was held in Bhutan in February 2002. The second was held in the Maldives (2003) the third in Nepal (2005) the fourth in Sri Lanka 2006 and the next will be in Pakistan.

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