Members of the Pakistan-U.S. Alumni Network (PUAN) joined forces with the Pakistan Boy Scouts Association (PBSA) to host 150 scouts, alumni, and English Access Microscholarship Program participants for the 2015 Young Leaders Scout Camp at the PBSA headquarters in Islamabad’s Shakar Parian Park.
During remarks to the camp participants, U.S. Ambassador Richard G. Olson said, “It is encouraging to see so many youth interested and engaged, much like myself when I was your age. The values and skills learned through the scouting experience transcend cultural and national boundaries and it is great to see them in action here today.”
The 2015 Young Leaders Scout Camp promotes community involvement and youth development through scouting. During the three-day camp, participants will learn about leadership, teamwork, self-reliance, and other scout core values. Scouting is an international movement that supports the holistic development of the individual – physical, mental, and emotional. For decades, scouting organizations around the world have developed generations of leaders across every sector of society.
Faran Ali, one of the PUAN volunteer organizers, remarked, “The 2015 Young Leaders Scout Camp aims to achieve increased involvement of youth and their communities in scouting activities.”
Pakistan has one of the largest U.S.-alumni communities in the world, with more than 15,000 students and professionals who have participated in U.S. government-sponsored exchange programs. PUAN organizes events across Pakistan, including community service projects, leadership training, roundtable discussions, and community engagement activities through its 12 regional chapters in Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Bahawalpur, Quetta, Gilgit-Baltistan, Gwadar, Islamabad, Jamshoro, Karachi, Peshawar, Lahore, Multan, and Sukkur. Find out more about PUAN athttp://www.facebook.com/pakalumni. Check out further information about the 2015 Young Leaders Scout Camp on Facebook by searching YLSC15 and following @YLSC15 on Twitter.