Minister of Environment and Tourism Pohamba Shifeta became the first Patron of Scouts of Namibia (SoN).
In a ceremony held at his office in Windhoek, Shifeta received a framed appointment certificate, terms of reference for the patron position, and a national Scout scarf from SoN’s president and Ministry of Information, Communication and Techonology executive director Audrin Mathe.
SoN that serves more than 4000 scouts, is the national scouting organisation of Namibia.
Shifeta who is an advocate for youth involvement and empowerment since 1988, welcomed the opportunity to support youth development, youth citizenship and nation-building through Scouting.
He noted that two of his sons were Scouts in their youth.
Scouting is the world’s leading educational youth movement, engaging nearly 60 million young people in 182 countries to be active citizens and create positive change in their communities.
The Movement was founded by Lord Robert Baden-Powell in 1907 and is an affiliate member of the National Youth Council of Namibia.