Sixth lead­er­ship train­ing for scouts

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The 6th Lead­er­ship Train­ing for Scouts Pro­gramme at Ten­chol­ing was in­au­gu­rated by the for­mer Chief Jus­tice, Ly­onpo Sonam Tob­gye

125 scouts from across the coun­try par­tic­i­pated in the pro­gramme, which is held twice a year, in win­ter and sum­mer, for stu­dents of class 10 and 12 re­spec­tively.

Dur­ing the pro­gram, the scouts train to be bet­ter lead­ers in their community, and learn about vol­un­teerism and is­sues of na­tional in­ter­est, be­sides par­tic­i­pat­ing in sports and other team ac­tiv­i­ties.

Scouts from 20 dzongkhags, un­dergo an ex­haus­tive selec­tion at their schools and dzongkhags. Com­mit­tees do the selec­tion based on var­i­ous cri­te­ria, in­clud­ing aca­demic ex­cel­lence.

Schol­ar­ships are awarded to 5 ex­cep­tional par­tic­i­pants who have com­pleted class 12 every year.

The first Scout Lead­er­ship pro­gramme was held in 2013, and was ini­ti­ated upon the Royal Com­mand of His Majesty The King.

The pro­gramme is held at Ten­chol­ing, Wang­duepho­drang, and co­or­di­nated by the Of­fice of the Gyalpoi Zim­pon and Depart­ment of Youth and Sports, of the Min­istry of Ed­u­ca­tion for a du­ra­tion of three weeks.

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