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Set against the
cold weather of a government scout training facility in Kastamonu,
Turkey last 24 to 29 March 2011, InService Brotherhood Bootcamp VI
challenged not just the participants but also the Core ISB.
Originally set to take place in Egypt, the Bootcamp was
moved barely a month before it was scheduled to happen due to political
developments in the said country.
Cultural diversity was one of the challenges that the core
embraced for this Bootcamp. 252 participants from the Middle East,
Africa, and Central Asia came, with 70% of them new to the idea of a
Bootcamp. Since most of them are from countries with tropical climate,
the weather in Kastamonu, the coldest part in Turkey, posed as another
challenge especially during the outdoor activities.
Despite these challenges ISB Bootcamp in Turkey was a true
success, not just for the participants who overcame their fears and
emerged stronger, but also for the Core ISB.
It was fun, enlightening, invigorating, but definitely not
easy; the principle is to have a group of people who can be firm in
practicing humility in service, regardless of the situation. After the
event, the ISB graduates thanked the organisers especially VMD Pathman
Senathirajah for the very important lessons he imparted during the
indoor sessions. They said that they felt different and have realized
that teamwork, focus, preparedness are important in this line of work,
and of course, putting humility and service above self at the top of
their principles .
Check the photos here.