The Future of Scouting is in Our Hands

Motivation Text by Nelson Ochieng Opany, Candidate for National Scout Youth Chairperson, The Kenya Scouts Association 2012 I present myself to you all to consider electing me to become the 3rd National Scouts Youth Chairperson. We all make choices for a reason. It’s humbling, but in my heart I know it’s not just about me, […]

An Empowered Youth and Agent of Change

The Chairmanship Announcement Speech for Nelson Ochieng Opany delivered on Friday, 18th February 2011 during the Founderee Camp at Kimathi University College Grounds in Nyeri. Dear Brother and Sister Scouts, I salute you all in the name of our founder; Lord Robert Baden Powell. It is with great humility that I present myself to you […]

Rovering as Intended Book Launch Speech

A SPEECH BY THE NATIONAL YOUTH REPRESENTATIVE OF THE KENYA SCOUTS ASSOCIATION AT THE “ROVERING AS INTENDED” BOOK LAUNCH DURING THE FOUNDER’S DAY CELEBRATION AT KABIRUINI SHOWGROUND IN NYERI ON 22ND FEBRUARY 2014 Salutations • The Chief Guest; Cabinet Secretaries, Governors and Senators, Other National and County Government Officials present; • The representative of the […]

Speech at Kenya National Scout Youth Forum 2014

Dear Friends and Fellow Scouts; I greet you in the name of Scouting hoping that you are all keeping well. As you gather for this year’s Regional Scout Youth Forum I wish to share with you a few thoughts for your consideration. First: I regret that I am not able to be with you at […]

Statement on International Peace Day 2014

Yesterday I had the pleasure of joining the Scouts and Messengers of Peace Kenya of Nairobi County in marking the International Day of Peace.I had prepared a statement that I wasn’t able to delive4r at the venues since I was suddenly taken ill and had to leave to seek medical attention….. Thank you very much […]

Scouts are Messengers of Peace: Statement on International Peace Day 2015

Message by the World Organization of the Scout Movement Presented by Nelson Opany on the Occasion of the International Day of Peace Celebrations in Nairobi, Kenya on 21 September 2015 Your Excellency the Deputy President of the Republic of Kenya, The Governor of Nairobi County, Cabinet Secretaries Present, Invited Guests, Fellow Scouts & Messengers of […]

Scouting Brings Hope, Sense of Belonging and Life-Changing Opportunities to Young People at Dadaab Refugee Camp

Over the last seven years, Scouting has been providing life changing opportunities, hope and a sense of belonging to thousands of children and young people at the Dadaab refugee Camp in Garissa County, Kenya. The Scouting for Refugees programme run by the Kenya Scouts Association with the support of AVSI Foundation that is funded by U.S. State Department, has […]

Father to the Fatherless: Giving Hope and Food to Juvenile Offenders

The results of Lifesong Kenya’s work in some of Nairobi’s most vulnerable neighbourhoods are manifested in the lives of over 100 boys who have graduated from its prison computer classes, 5 court cases involving young boys that were dropped in 2019, the 20 families they are feeding during the COVID-19 pandemic and an estimated 1000 […]