Remarks of the President of the Republic of Indonesia on 60thScout Day Commemoration Ceremony in 2021, 14 August 2021 from the Bogor Presidential Palace, West Java Province

By Office of Assistant to Deputy Cabinet Secretary for State Documents & Translation     Date 14 Agustus 2021
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Assalamu’alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh,

Good morning,

May peace be upon us all,

Om Swastiastu,

Namo Buddhaya,

Greetings of Virtue.

Distinguished Minister of Youth and Sports and all ministers in attendance;

Distinguished Chairman and Leaders of the National Quarter (Kwarnas), Regional Quarters (Kwarda), Branch Quarters (Kwarcab) and the ranks;

I respect the Leaders of the Scouting Work Unit (Saka) and Saka at the National Level, the Overseas Front Group, and scout members throughout Indonesia;

Distinguished guests.

Salam Pramuka (Scout greetings)!

This year is the second time we commemorate Scout Day in a pandemic situation. Normally, Scout Day is celebrated with a ceremony in the field, followed by participants from Saka and scout members. However, this year we are doing it virtually, taking part in the ceremony from our respective places with a limited number of participants, by following health protocols so that we are all protected from the spread of COVID-19.

I express my gratitude to all scout members throughout Indonesia, because during this pandemic, they have worked hand in hand with all elements of the nation to help deal with the pandemic in their respective environments. Those are the true spirit of scouts contained in the Dwi Darma, Tri Satya, and Dasa Darma, namely willingness to sacrifice to help others regardless of ethnicity, religion, and class.

Dear scout members,

Indonesian Scouts must be an example, be a role model, be strong in facing every challenge, raise concern for others, be willing to sacrifice, love to help, help ease the burden of our family, relatives and neighbors.

Indonesian Scouts must also be the pioneers of discipline, especially discipline in carrying out health protocols: discipline to wear masks, discipline to maintain distance, discipline to wash hands at all times, and discipline to avoid crowds.

Indonesian Scouts must be at the forefront of protecting themselves, protecting our friends, and protecting our loved ones. Do remind your friends who do not comply with health protocols by giving explanations and understanding. If there are friends over the age of 12 who have not been vaccinated, ask them to get vaccinated immediately because the main key to getting out of the pandemic is discipline to comply with health protocols and accelerate vaccination to achieve herd immunity.

Dear scout members,

I would like to convey a message to all Indonesian Scouts. Be eager to learn anywhere, anytime, with anyone. Master science and technology as high as possible. Always adaptive to pursue technological advances, keep up with the current trend, be flexible, and be smart. Never forget the national identity, build a strong national character, practice the true values of Pancasila, protect the Unitary State of the Republic of Indonesia, and also take care of our diversity. Indonesian Scouts must always be optimistic about the future, continue to build hope for the glory of Indonesia.

Salam pramuka!

Thank you.

Wassalamu’alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh,

Om shanti shanti shanti om. (EW/LW)

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