Tashi Wangchuk* and Karma Tenzin
Bhutan Scouts Association, Department of Youth and Sport, Ministry of Education, Bhutan
*Corresponding Author: Tashi Wangchuk, Bhutan Scouts Association, Department of Youth and Sport, Ministry of Education, Bhutan.
Received: June 09, 2021; Published: June 23, 2021
The purpose of this study is to assess Scouting program in Bhutan, identify key issues effecting Scouting program in Bhutan and recommend a workable strategies to Bhutan Scouts Association (BSA). Scouting for Bhutan is not simply a youth engagement of program but a vision of our great monarchs. The Scouting program in Bhutan was initially started in response to His Majesty the fourth King Jigme Singye Wangchuck’s concern for youths in the face of an emerging challenges for the young people, the future of Bhutan. His Majesty the King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck is the Patron of BSA and the Royal Patronage inspired numerous initiatives such a Youth Leadership Program and others that helped to revitalize Scouting in Bhutan.
The findings of this study are analysis of the responses and views of different stakeholder gathered and inferred through key informant interview, focused group discussion, survey and publications. As much a situational analysis is carried out within the frame of strategic priorities of World Organization of Scout Movement (WOSM), proposed recommendations are aimed at fulfilling the Vision and Mission of BSA.
On the flipside to the constant increase of Scout membership as indicated in annual membership statistics across all categories of Scouting, it was discovered that considerable number of Scouts drop out of the program attributed to several causes such lack of recognition and reward; monotonous programs; time constraint; incompetent Scout leaders; and poor adult and peer support. The dropout or leakage of Scouts is noticed to be occurring mostly in transition from Nachung Scouts to Nazhoen Scout.
In view of the above stated fact, this study proposes to address the attrition of Scouts by delivering a quality program, enhancing the competency of leaders and strengthening the good governance practice to membership growth of 100,000 Scouts by 2023.
Bhutan Scout Association (BSA) is a National Scout Organization of Bhutan functioning as Scouts and Cultural Education Division under Department of Youth and Sports of Ministry of Education. (Advisory note: BSA also stands for Boy Scouts of America but in this paper BSA singularly referred to Bhutan Scouts Association.
World Organization of Scout Movement (WOSM) is an apex body of the Scouting movement in the world. WOSM is supported by Regional Bureaus (European Region, Arab Region, Africa Region, Asia-Pacific Region, Inter-American Region and Eurasian Region) that oversees the implementation of Scouting programs at national level by National Scouts Organizations (NSO). Today, there are more than 40 million Scouts in over 200 countries excluding some 500 million people who had been in Scouting. It has its headquarters in Malaysia.
Keywords: Scouts Attrition in Bhutan
Citation: Tashi Wangchuk and Karma Tenzin. “High Attrition of Scouts from Nachung Scouts to Nazhoen Scouts". Acta Scientific Computer Sciences 3.7 (2021): 46-54.
Copyright: © 2021 Tashi Wangchuk and Karma Tenzin. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.