The Scout Association of Malta through the events department brought its local Scout groups together to celebrate scouting interactively with the general public by organising ‘Festa Scouts’ at Ta’ Qali National Park during the first weekend of November. Through this project, the association aimed at raising the profile of Scouting in general and to celebrate the rich heritage of volunteer work and activities in the community. More than 1000 Scouts participated in this special occasion and organised 30 different Scouting-related activities, whilst the public attended enthusiastically and responded greatly.
The motto of this event was ‘Sharing our Adventure’, whereas we provided a unique free experience to the general public, especially those with fewer opportunities, to understand the benefits of joining Scouting. We showcased that we are a youth movement which continuously strives for the development of our young people through non-formal education. Apart from awareness for prospective members, the event sought to promote a recruitment drive and engage adult volunteer members so we can continue growing our services to the communities. The Scout Association of Malta also invited ‘Agenzija Zghazagh’ to join our celebration and showcase their valuable work next to ours.
Thanks to the support of the Malta Council for the Voluntary Sector, through the small Initiative scheme this event was made possible. The grant was utilised to assist in the running of the event, preparatory activities, marketing strategies and other general purposes.