Indonesian Scouts hold cultural camp
More than 1,000 Scouts from 24 provinces in Indonesia participated in the cultural camp organized by Gerakan Pramuka (GP) national headquarters with the Indonesian Culture and Tourism Department from 21st to 25th June 2009 at the Pancer Door, a beach resort in Pacitan, east of Java.
Minister of Culture and Tourism Jero Wacik opened the camp, accompanied by Vice Governor of East Java Province, Syaifullah Yusuf and GP Chief Commissioner, Azrul Azwar.
In their remarks, both the minister and the chief commissioner shared the views that at the camp, Scouts do not only learn more about the Indonesian culture but also have the opportunity to meet other people from other provinces and that Scouting events always create an atmosphere of peace and friendship.
Also on the occasion, the Minister signed a Memorandum of Understanding with GP, giving Scouts an opportunities to know more about their own arts and culture by becoming tour guides to their families and friends.
-- Berthold Sinaulan
APR Honorary Correspondent/Gerakan Pramuka, Indonesia