Machakos Scouts Celebrate Founder’s Day at Katoloni Scouts Centre

Scouts from 32 schools gathered at the Katoloni Scouts Centre in Machakos to commemorate Founder’s Day in honor of the movement’s founder, Baden Powell.

Martin Masai, the Machakos County Scouts Chairperson, addressed the media emphasized the significance of the Scouts movement in instilling enduring values and principles in its members.

“The event we’ve held today at Katoloni is what Scouts call a founderee. Traditionally observed on February 22nd worldwide, this day is dedicated to remembering Baden Powell, the founder of the movement, here in Kenya,” explained Martin Masai.

Masai revealed similar ceremonies were held in various counties with the national event taking place in Nyeri County, where Baden Powell and his wife are buried.

Masai describing the Katoloni Scouts Centre as the regional hub for Scouts activities. He emphasized its role in hosting events, training camps, and even serving as a venue for World Jamboree.

Over 1000 Scouts representing different schools and age groups participated in the Founder’s Day Celebrations at Katoloni Scouts Centre.

“scouting is a way of life that nurtures wholesomeness, responsibility, and reliability,” Masai added.

This year’s theme, ‘Scouts Innovating Climate Change Solutions,’ reflects the urgent need for collective action to address climate change. Masai called upon Scouts to actively contribute to climate change solutions, emphasizing the importance of their role in creating a better world.

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