His Majesty Graces the Open­ing Cer­e­mony of the King’s Camp (3rd Na­tional Scout Jam­boree)

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4th Oc­to­ber , 2015 : Paro : The 1,440 scouts par­tic­i­pat­ing in the King’s Camp at the na­tional scouts cen­tre in Paro be­gan their 6 day camp in a most spe­cial man­ner- they re­ceived an Au­di­ence at their camp­site with His Majesty The King. His Majesty spent the af­ter­noon with the scouts.

Ad­dress­ing the scouts, His Majesty said that they must em­body com­pas­sion in their ser­vice to peo­ple, and strength in de­fend­ing the coun­try.

His Majesty also en­cour­aged the stu­dents to read, and said that read­ing would strengthen their minds and en­able them to nav­i­gate all chal­lenges in life.

His Majesty vis­ited the camps and grounds where the scouts will live, learn new things, and train dur­ing the next 6 days.

Be­sides the camp­sites, the Cen­tre in­cludes play­grounds, trails, and an ad­ven­ture val­ley with tun­nels and ropes for fun ac­tiv­i­ties.

The scouts, par­tic­i­pat­ing from all schools in the coun­try, will also train in var­i­ous sports in­clud­ing cy­cling, and archery dur­ing their time at the camp.

Upon the Royal Com­mand of His Majesty The King, scout­ing has been greatly re­vived in re­cent times. Be­sides the King’s camp, which is held once ev­ery four years, two lead­er­ship camps are held an­nu­ally at Ten­chol­ing, and sev­eral other small camps and re­treats are or­ga­nized across the coun­try.

Ad­di­tion­ally, 6 scouts who par­tic­i­pated in the win­ter youth lead­er­ship camp this year re­ceived His Majesty’s Schol­ar­ships for pro­fes­sional stud­ies abroad. The stu­dents com­peted within their schools, and at the dzongkhag level to par­tic­i­pate in the youth lead­er­ship camp, from where they were se­lected for the schol­ar­ship based on their lead­er­ship as well as aca­demic per­for­mance in class 12.

These schol­ar­ships to ex­celling scouts will be granted an­nu­ally.

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