26 participants from 9 districts completed their Rover Scout phase-1 training by participating in the Seminar at Henegama MV, Gampaha on 6th Nov 2021. They are eligible to apply for the warrant as Rover Scout Leaders.
This national-level seminar was held physically abidung by strict health guidelines and was hosted by Gampaha District. Assistant Chief Commissioner (Rovers & IT) Mr. Srilath de Silva was the Course Leader. Mrs. Priyadarshani Jayakody, Headquarter Commissioner was the Assistant Leader. Dr. Manjula Sahabandu Asst.Chief Commissioner (Admin), Mr Samantha Abeythunge, HQC, and Mr. Nimal Fernando, ADC (Gampaha) served in the staff. Mr Sanjeeva Dayananda ADC Rovers (Gampaha) was the organiser.
The District Commissioner Janaka Perera graced the opening rally, and the new Chief Commissioner Mr. Janaprith Fernando addressed the participants at the closing rally. He requested all participants to form Rover Crews and dedicate themselves to popularising Rovering among the youth.
It was admirable that 6 new Rover Crews have been formed by these participants between the phase-1 course and the seminar. Additionally, most of them have joined either Open Crews or District Crews. Participants who are new to scout leadership have been enrolled as members during the course. District Commissioner Janaka Perera, his ADCs, Leaders & the Rovers of Gampaha assisted in numerous ways to make it a great success.