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Saturday, 27 August 2011

Defending The Crown

The 2011 Kenya Natioanl Scout Competitions, Rover Challenge and Youth Forum shall atke place from 31st August to 4th September at the Rowallan National Scouts Camp in Nairobi. This is an annual event that brings together teams that won at the Provincial level that took place between 15th and 19th June 2011 in the Chipukizi/Junior, Mwamba/Senior and Jasiri/Rover sections from all over the country.

As has been our long standing tradition, DUE TO OUR HARDWORK, the Unit produced the best boys teams in all the three categories in the entire Coast Region. As a result the Unit shall be fully reprsented at the National Competitions by Shark Patrol-Chipukizi Boys, Indian Ocean Patrol-Mwamba Boys and Jogoo Patrol-Jasiri. Its is not the first time it ahs happened that the troop is reprsesnted inall the categories. The same has occured since 2008.

in last year's National competitions we emerged tops in all the three categories bringing home the trophies for a second year in in a row. This time round we are going out full throttle to work hard towards retaining all the three titles. if that happens "Inshaallah" we shall qualify to represent Kenya at the Eastern Africa Zonal competitions due to be held at Bahati National Camp in Morogoro,Tanzania in early December.

We are aware that retaining the trophie wont be easy as other troops are also working towards the same. However, we believe in ourselves and we are well prepared, equipped, motivated and upto the task. With God's Grace wwe are confident of success in the spirit of The Bandari Anthem

"Mungu, Mungu
Ibariki Skauti yetu ya Bandari
Mungu, Mungu
Ibariki Skauti yetu ya Bandari

Ubariki Chipukizi
Mungu, Mungu wetu
Ibariki KPA

Ubariki nao Mwamba
Mungu, Mungu wetu
Ibariki KPA

Ubariki na Jasiri
Mungu, Mungu wetu
Ibariki KPA

Ubariki Viongozi
Mungu, Mungu wetu
Ibariki KPA

Ubariki wale wote
Wanaopenda KPA iendelee...."


God Bless our Sponsors and Long live Scouting, Long Live KPA Sea Scouts Troop.

KPA Sea Scouts Troop Goes International

The year 2011 will forever remain entrenched in the history of the Troop in a very special way. Just halfway through the year, the troop has made tremendous strides in Scouting. Apart from retaining the District and Provincial Trophies in the Annual Inter Patrol Scouts Competitions, the Troop has made two major steps into the global Scouting Arena.

It all began way back in 2007 when Zablon Samba, Then a Chipukizi Scout, was part of the contingent that reprsented Kenya at the 21st World Scout Centenary Jamboree in the United Kingdom. This year saw other members of the troop step out to represent the Troop and the Country in two major international Scouting events.

From 9th to 19th July 2011, Rover Nelson Ochieng Opany, who is also the Assistant Group Scout Leader was in the Arab Republic of Egypt as the sole Kenyan representative to the 14th International Youth Gathering for Cultural Exchange; that was held in Cairo, Alexandria and Giza.By extension he also served as the representative of the Africa Scout Region.

Just afew days after his return, the Group Scout Leader Mr. James Ngondi and Raywine Mkonambi, a Mwamba/Senior Scout flew out to Sweden to attend the 22nd World Scout Jamboree in Kristianstad, Sweden from 27th July to 7th August 2011.

If this is anything to go by, we believe it is an indication of many more opportunities to come. However we dont brag about our achievements but attribute it to hardwork and the graces of God. Our Scout are always committed to doing scouting not for any reward at all but becxause of the undying passion and love they have for it.

At Kenya Porst Authority we believe in hardwork, discipline and Fear of God as the source of success and real happiness. For this reason we are committed to always do our best in everything. We love Scouting and that is why we always Excel.

"Do your best and be prepared to look wide in Service"

ON BEHALF OF AFRICA

A Speech written and read by Nelson Ochieng Opany ,The Assistant Group Scout Leader of Kenya Ports Authority Sea Scouts Troop at the official Closing Ceremony of the 14th International Youth Gathering for Cultural Exchange on Monday, July 18, 2011 at the Cairo International Scout Centre in the Arab Republic of Egypt, on behalf of the Africa Scout Region.

My dear brothers and sisters in Scouting,

It is with great joy and honor that I stand before you today as we come to the end of this 14th International Youth Gathering for Cultural Exchange. I feel especially happy because of the beautiful moments we have shared during our stay in this wonderful country of Egypt.

On behalf of my colleagues from Africa Scout Region present here and on behalf of all the Scout Associations of Africa, The Africa Scout Regional Office and all the people of Africa; I wish to convey our most sincere and heartfelt gratitude to the Arab Scout Region and the people of Egypt. We do not take for granted the opportunity you gave us to be part of this very memorable event. Thank you for your support and hospitality.

In a very special way, allow me to appreciate Dr. Mahmoud, Dr. Anwar, Montaser and the entire organizing committee for their hard work in preparing and running this event successfully. We are grateful and very proud of you.

To the People of Egypt;

You have a very beautiful country endowed with very many precious things. Despite the tough times that you are going through at this moment in your political history, you have all reasons to proud of your country. I ask you to appreciate this and never take it for granted. For your friendship and brotherhood we say, "Ahsante Sana" meaning thank you very much.

To my Fellow Participants;

We have had a most wonderful and memorable time together. Though it was short-lived, it is my hope that the love, friendship and brotherhood formed between us will last and grow stronger over the years to come. We have learnt a lot from each other and I encourage all of us to take the knowledge back home and use for the development of Scouting, yourself and the creation of a better world for all.

Finally, brethren, let us always endeavor to be true scouts. Do not forget the song I taught you "Skauti Chama Chema":

Skauti chama chema (*3)
Chenye upendo na amani
Moyo wangu wanituma vyema
Niwe mwanaskauti wa daima
Sitaweza kuiacha skauti
Ila moyo kunituma
Harambee (*3)
Tuijenge skauti

Moreover, always remember your unending call to be “Messengers of Peace". May the good Lord bless you and grant you journey mercies back home. Shukran!

Your Brother from Kenya,
Nelson.

Sunday, 17 April 2011

KENYA PORTS AUTHORITY SEA SCOUTS: OFF WITH A FLYING START

KENYA PORTS AUTHORITY SEA SCOUTS: OFF WITH A FLYING START: "The journey towards defending the crowns won last year at all levels in the Inter Patrol Scout Competitions have just began.In the just conc..."

OFF WITH A FLYING START

The journey towards defending the crowns won last year at all levels in the Inter Patrol Scout Competitions have just began.In the just concluded Kilindini District Scout Competitions, We (Bandari Scouts)represnted by Blue Six Patrol-Sungura, Shark Patrol-Chipukizi and Indian Ocean Patrol-Mwamba; emerged winners in all the three categories.Our teams, together with Mafuta Sea Scouts Mwamba Girls Patrol, and another Chipukizi Girls team shall be representing the District at the Coast Provincial Competitions that are due to be held between 15th and 19th of June in at a venue to be confirmed later.

Last year we emerged the best both nationally and at the Eastern Africa Zonal level.This means that we have to work even harder to ensure we maintain the good performance.With the Dream of representing the country at the zonal competitions in Morogoro Tanzania come December, the boys have the motivation they need and the leaders are committed to providing the best possible quality training in scouting and many other aspects of life.

To our sponsor, the Kenya Ports Authority, we have always been and will continue to be grateful for their support.We have a Dream and we know we will Achieve it with the help of God because here at Bandari Scouts, "We are Prepared".

"Hard work may take you to the top, but you need character to remain there"

Saturday, 2 April 2011

KENYA PORTS AUTHORITY SEA SCOUTS TROOP: KILINDINI DISTRICT SCOUTS COMPETITIONS 2011

KENYA PORTS AUTHORITY SEA SCOUTS TROOP: KILINDINI DISTRICT SCOUTS COMPETITIONS 2011: "This years inter patrol scout scout competitions for the Kilindini scouts Local association shall take place as from 8th to 11th April 2011 ..."

KILINDINI DISTRICT SCOUTS COMPETITIONS 2011

This years inter patrol scout scout competitions for the Kilindini scouts Local association shall take place as from 8th to 11th April 2011 at the Miritini Scouts Centre, Mombasa.During the event there shall also be the 2nd Kilindini scouts Youth Forum, Preliminary Training Course for Scout Leaders, Patrol Leaders Training Course ong many other activities.

The KPA Scouts Unit; who are the defending champions shall be represented at the competitions by a Chipukizi, Mwamba and Rover Scout patrols. All scouts, parents, sponsors and Supporters of scouting are invited to participate.We look forward to seeing you at the event. Best wishes and good health as you prepare to come.

Nelson Ochieng Opany
Assistant Group Scout Leader
& Kilindini Scouts Youth Secretary

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