SR Nathan International Scouting Fund
S R Nathan International Scouting Fund
The Singapore Scout Association joins the nation in mourning the passing of former President S R Nathan, and extends our condolences to his family.
As President of the Republic, Mr. Nathan was also the Chief Scout of the Singapore Scout Association. He was a kind and generous supporter of Scouting before, during and after his Presidency.
Mindful of his own humble background, he was particularly concerned that scouts in difficult circumstances would not be held back from full participation in the Movement. In this regard, he strongly supported many of our fund raising events. He also regularly provided generous financial support to needy scouts out of his own pocket for them to attend overseas jamborees.
In his honour, the Singapore Scout Association announces the setting up of the S R Nathan International Scouting Fund. The objective is to raise at least $100,000 to assist scouts in need to provide them the means to attend international jamborees and other overseas scouting events.
Mr. Nathan exemplified the spirit of inclusiveness, and this fund will be disbursed to needy scouts without regard to race, language and religion.
Contributions to and inquiries on the fund may be addressed the Scouts Association at 1 Bishan St 12, telephone 6259 2858, email firstname.lastname@example.org.