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Provincial commissioner Mr Sylvester Chin'anga (centre) pose for a photo with some of the scouts.

Commissioner Clopas Tomu,
National Public Relations Officer


The Scout Movement in Zimbabwe held a five day national camp for some 700 scouts at the Great Zimbabwe national monuments camp site from August 10 - 14.
All the ten provinces descended on Masvingo for the camping that ran under the theme 'Create a better world through scouting'.
Many different activities were done throughout the camp and scouts had a chance to tour the monuments and the Lion Park at Lake Mutirikwi.
Masvingo province had scouts from primary schools namely Vurombo, Shakashe, Dikwindi, Francis Aphiri, ZRP Zimuto, Helen McGhie, Madyangove and Chiredzi.
The official opening was held at Nemanwa Primary School and was graced by Mr Magomo from the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education standing in for the Provincial Education Director Mr Zedius Chitiga.
Mr Magomo thanked the scouts especially the Masvingo Chapter which has grown in numbers over the years.
He urged all schools to fund scouting as is done to all other school activities and scouts were taught how to prepare traditional foods during the five-day camp.
Our rovers did a splendid job in preparing the camp for the event and making sure that everything ran smoothly.
The provincial commissioner Mr Sylvester Chin'anga managed to coordinate the provincial team with the help of his deputy Mrs Rumbidzai Tonhodzai.
Our main target is to reach out to as many scouts as possible in all the districts across the country which are still lagging behind.
In Masvingo, we still want to reach out to districts like Mwenezi, Bikita, Gutu and Zaka so that we can equip pupils with life skills which will help them when they grow up.
We instil discipline and the spirit of Ubuntu in pupils making them role models in society.
The scouts managed to do clean-up activities at Nemanwa turn-off and around Nemanwa Primary School as a way of showing society that cleanliness is everyone's responsibility.local

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