The Ashanti Regional Council of the Ghana Scout Association, and the Regional Directorate of the National Youth Authority (NYA), recently engaged on how to use the Association to drive the social consciousness of the youth through its disciplinary tutorship and vision to becoming responsible youth in the region.
In pursuance of that, the NYA has allocated an office within the Kumasi Metropolitan office of the Authority at Adum to the Regional Scout Council to facilitate effective operations and the smooth running of the association.
Established in Ghana since 1912, the Ghana Scout Association is aims at encouraging loyalty, thoughtfulness to others, good citizenship among young men and women, and helping them develop their character, train them in habits of observation, obedience, and self reliance among others.
Dotted across 43 districts in the region, the Regional Scout Association has, for a long time, been operating within the premises of the NYA Kumasi Metropolitan office, and the gesture by the authority to officially accommodate it was a relief to them.
Mr. Benjamin Alhassan Akasui, Regional Scout Commissioner, who received the keys to the office from the Regional NYA boss, Mr. George Orwell Amponsah, expressed gratitude to the NYA Director, and the authority in the region, for the continuous support and the gesture.
He gave the assurance that the association would not relent in the pursuit of its core values and mandate.
A voluntary association, the Ghana Scout offers education to young people in the areas of self-discipline, skills training, and career guidance, with the aim to making them useful to their communities, and society in general.
The NYA Regional Director, Mr. Amponsah, while handing over the keys to the office, remarked that the Authority and the scout were collaborating with a workable synergy to bring out the best in the youth, especially in personal growth through training and social skills development within the region, and the country at large.
From Thomas Agbenyegah Adzey, Kumasi