Sir David Vunagi installed as Chief Scout

Sir David Vunagi meeting Queen Elizabeth II during his recent visit to England

Governor-General Sir David Vunagi has been installed as the Seventh Chief Scout of the Solomon Islands Scout Association.

Sir David was installed this week by the Solomon Islands’ Scout Association with the assistance of visiting top officials from the Asia Pacific Regional Office of World Organisation of the Scout Movement, based in Manila.

Chief Commissioner of Solomon Islands Scout Association, Joe Billy Oge said the installation was only possible after Sir David accepted an invitation by SISA to be the Chief Scout.

Under the SISA constitution, the Governor-General is the chief scout.

Oge said the installation was also happening when members of the Asia Pacific Regional Office of World Organisation of the Scout Movement based in Manila were also in Honiara, which allowed them to participate in the ceremony.

Meanwhile, Japanese, Hiroshi Shimada, the vice chairman of Asia Pacific Regional Office of World Organisation of the Scout Movement along with New South Wale’s Chief Commissioner of NSW Scouts, Neville Tomkins, took part in the installation.

Solomon Scouts Media and Communication reports, accepting the invitation, Sir David hopes to see the Scout Movement in the Solomon Islands alive and robust.

Oge said SISA is looking forward to working closely with Sir David to revive the scout movement in the country.

He said with assurance from the Pacific Regional Office of World Organisation of the Scout Movement, SISA will be working hard to ensure that the movement is strengthened to attract more new members.

He adds, they are now working on the governance side of the movement and soon big announcements will be made about the appointments of some key personnel to move the association forward.

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