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Rising cases of cultism, kidnapping traced to absence of boys scout

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The rising cases of social vices including cultism, kidnapping and armed robbery, among other ills plaguing the society, have been traced to absence of scouting in the primary, secondary and tertiary institutions.

Anambra State scout commissioner, Levi Ezeudogu who disclosed this when the association joined the international community to mark the remembrance of its founding father, Lord Robert Baden-Powell, themed: “Scout-creating a better world: Our children, our future, our collective responsibilities.”

Ezeudogu said: “Children as future leaders need to be put on the right track to enable them to become responsible adults,” adding that the survival and progress of the country lay on the shoulder of the children, who are the leaders of tomorrow.

He noted that the challenges of protecting the well-being of the children including orphans are enormous, particularly the girl-child.

According to him, the association through its educational methods inculcates in the young ones the abilities to become resourceful through participation, development and survival tasks.

He called for encouragement of young children to embrace tasks that would bring out their competitive spirit to excel.

According to him, the association was formed to contribute to the development of boys, girls and young adults in achieving their full potentials as individuals and responsible citizens.


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