Ideal Indian School recently hosted a Guides Training Camp organised by the Qatar Scouts and Guides Association on the theme “Sustainability and World Thinking Day” to honor and celebrate the scouting movement initiated by Robert Baden Powell. Mr. Khalid Al-Hetmi , Scout Activities Consultant, Ms. Muna Jumah Al Mansouri, 1st Scout Activities Expert, Ms. Sara Al-Sultan, Scout Activities Consultant and Ms. Paramjeet Bhullar, Coordinator for Expatriate Schools were the Guests of Honor who graced the occasion.

Principal of Ideal Indian School Mr. Shaikh Shamim Saheb, Vice-principal of the Girls’ Section, Dr. Nazima Bi Shaikh, Headmistress Girls’ section Ms. Khatija TC and Headmaster Junior Section Mr. Sajid Shamim also attended the program. The ceremony commenced with a prayer by Saja and Hanan and Riti Milan Doshi extended a warm welcome to the gathering. The Qatar Flag Hoisting Ceremony was led by Head Guide of Ideal Indian School Akshaya Jayakosh, Swathi Gireesh Kumar and Crystal Jerustha. A total of 140 Guides and 20 Leaders from 10 expatriate schools participated in the training camp. Various training sessions such as Camp Essentials, Self-Defense, First Aid, Gadget Making, and Team Building were organized to train the Guides of different schools. Another session for Fire Safety was coordinated under the supervision of Ms. Sara Qabil Badshah (Civil Defense Officer) to enlighten the Guides regarding various fire safety techniques.

To celebrate the birth anniversary of Baden Powell, various programs were conducted including a speech by Shreya Saravanan of Class XI and a group song by the Guides of IIS. The Guides of Philippine School Doha enthusiastically performed a dance as a part of the celebration. For the ‘Yell and Cheer’ competition, the Guides of Ideal Indian School and Philippine School Doha shared 1st place, MES Indian School got 2nd place, and 3rd place was awarded to The Next Generation School. In ‘Patrol Flag Designing’, 1st Place was secured by Bangladesh MHM School, 2nd Place was bagged by Ideal Indian School, and 3rd Place was awarded to Noble International School. The principal of Ideal Indian School, Mr. Shaikh Shamim Saheb congratulated all the Winners. During his speech, he encouraged Guides to develop leadership and teamwork to promote the scouting movement and community services. Fathima Zia, the Asst. Head Guide proposed the Vote of Thanks. The event was compered by Safa Shaikh. Scout Master Mr. Vijayant Thapa and Guide’s Incharge Ms. Suman Panwar coordinated the event.