Kampala University Participates In The UK International Jamboree 2023
It was style and glamour at Kibblestone International Scouts Camp site UK when a contingent eight scouts from Kampala University led by Amb.Al-Haj Prof.Badru D Kateregga joined thousands of scouts from across the world to spiritually uplift, foster friendships, unity, and broaden horizons at the 2nd International Jamboree.
The event that was organized by the UK Muslim Scout Fellowship from 27th- 30th July 2023 attracted over 3500 participants, and the Pearl of Africa was represented by a professional team of Scouts from Kampala University Original commanded by the Chief Scout of Uganda Owek. Amb. Al-Haj Prof. Badru D. Kateregga who also doubles as the founding Vice-Chancellor of this University, accompanied by Mrs. Jolly S. Kateregga the University’s Director of Finance and Marketing, Haji Musana Kawanguzi a Senior Scouts trainer and Assistant Chief Commissioner, Miss Aline, Miss Charity, Mr. Badru Jr, Miss Bayana and Mr.Bakheet.
In his speech that he delivered on 30th July 2023 during the closing Ceremony, Prof.Kateregga who is also the Chairman of National Union of Uganda Muslims Scouts (NUUMS) and Immediate former Vice-President of International Union of Muslim Scouts (IUMS), reminded the participants that Jamboree is all about sharing culture, traditions, skills and knowledge whilst also to have fun, learn and grow.
He further argued the ebullient congregation that a Scout is ever loyal, friendly, supportive, lives for the sake of others, religious, serves his or her Country and helps one another regardless of the differences in status or social class.
A number of different Countries which include but not limited to UK (host), Uganda, Canada, Belgium, Algeria, Egypt, France Indonesia , Italy, Ivory Coast, Libya, Luxembourg, Maldives, Oman, Pakistan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Tunisia, Turkiye, etcetera, participated in this noble event.
At Kampala University, the Rover Scouts programme is paramount due to the fact that it caters for the holistic development of students by providing mental, moral and physical training so as to build discipline and character while instilling in them the ideal of service to community and country.
By Julius Ssekatawa.