SOAS Air Scout Troop proudly joint the grand assembly and received their 80 Years badge. The badge is a rare commemorative badge which they will wear for the whole year.
The association heralded the start of the New Year in what would potentially be the first in a series of significant events marking the association's 80th year since it was first established in 1933 with 12 people.
The scouting movement in the country was founded by Allahyarham Cikgu Marsal bin Maun, who is now known as Allahyarham Dato Paduka Haji Marsal bin Maun, former Menteri Besar of Brunei. One of the surviving members from the group of founders is Dato Paduka Haji Awang Mohd Hussein bin Imam Haji Mohd Yusof.
The PPNBD is also one of the associations that advocate the establishment of the Asean Scout Association of Regional Cooperation (ASARC) in 2007 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Concerning the involvement and activities of PPNBD, the association as an internationally acclaimed organisation is not only involved in activities at the national level but also on the regional and global scales. These include activities in the shape of 'Jamboree', 'Rovermoof', 'Cubboree', workshops, seminars, youth programmes and more.
The PPNBD's goal is to push the youth into becoming wise, intelligent and competitive individuals who are capable of overcoming social problems and helping out others.
In a five-year strategic plan from 2008 to 2012, the PPNBD aimed to become a first-rate organisation which shapes youth excellence towards contributing to the development of Brunei.--Courtesy of Borneo Bulletin