Namachanja High School and Kisiwa Technical Training Institute have represented western region in the National Scouting competition held at Rowallan Camp Site in Nairobi. The two schools got an opportunity to proceed to the nationals after being the best in the regional scouting competition held at Mumias Complex.

Speaking during the camp,Mr. Julius Lelei, Kanduyi Sub-county Scout Commissioner in Bungoma , expressed his joy to the teams for making Bungoma County proud.

Lelei who accompanied the two teams is hopeful that they will emerge the best in the national competition.

“We have been selected to be here because they believed we are the best, lets show them that we are indeed the best and most importantly maintain discipline at the camp site,” Lelei said.

Namachanja High school at Rowlland Scout Camp During the National Scouts Competition photo by Dishon Amanya

He added that Scouting is one of the activities that is shaping the next generations in terms of learning different skills like Construction, First Aid administration and home-based skills.

“When you are here we expect you to learn more as a scout, we should be at the fore-front in environment conservation as it is one of our mandates as scouts to perform”, he Said.

The students got the opportunity to visit the Rowalland serenity including the place where Lord Biden Powell stepped his foot before he died.

Moses Ouma, their trainer who believes in the teams’ success stated that they are at the cutting edge to tackle any tasks they will be assigned because Namachanja has the history of shinning at the national levels.

“Namachanja has always been to the nationals and even representing Kenya to the East Africa region, competition scouting has always been part of our life, ” Ouma acknowledged.

Moreover, the students who represented the school were confident to face their competitors from other schools, adding that they showed up to win and carry the trophy home.

“We believe we have all the points. What we are going to do is either defending the points or Subtracting”,Dion Mbonne said.

Mohammed Athman, their Patrol Leader who has experience in scouting and won more awards in scouting including the best Patrol Leader in 2019, urged them to work smart without panicking because they all know what to do through the training they had done.

The winners are expected to represent Kenya in the East Africa regional Competition that will be held in Tanzania.

By Treeza Auma

Treeza Auma is a Digital Content Producer and founder of KTMN She is also Television journalist at Kenya News Agency and Leadership Accelerator at Women in News.

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