Scouting in SD Cibeureum
Gerakan Pramuka Indonesia (Indonesian Scout Movement) is the National Scout Organization of Indonesia. Scouting was founded in the Dutch East Indies in 1912 and Indonesia became a member of the World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM) in 1953. Earch year August 14 is celebrated as Pramuka Day to honor the organization’s first public parade. Pramuka was derived from acronym of Praja Muda Karana (Sanskrit) meaning “Young People Willing to Work”.
This year, SD Cibeureum sent 22 students (11 boys and 11 girls) and four teachers to attend the celebration of Pramuka Day in Sukabumi. The students followed some activities, including stave dan cordage usages. The boys could make an emergency rope stretcher and the girl could manage the flag scout signs, unfortunately for the first time both groups brought awards home.
“The most important object in the boy scout training is to educate, not instruct.”
(Sir Robert Baden-Powell)