"The Scout Movement must make a breakthrough. Do not think linear; do not get trapped in monotonous routines," the president stated during the opening of the 11th National Raimuna as part of the 56th Pramuka Day celebrations at the Cibubur Camp Ground, East Jakarta, on Monday.
According to Jokowi, the current generation of scouts comprises millennials, or Generation Y, that think differently as compared to the previous ones.
It is an innovative and creative generation that is adaptive to technological advancements, Jokowi pointed out.
Hence, he urged the scout guides to always educate the younger generation of scout members not only in terms of marching line, building tents, or tying knots but also in other areas.
"They have to guide our young pramuka to be disciplined while using social media for positive and productive purposes," Jokowi noted.
The Pramuka should use creative and contemporary ways that are closer to the millennial generation to instill a sense of pride and devotion towards their country.
To this end, every old approach that is no longer fit for the young generation must be abandoned.
This years National Raimuna is attended by 15 thousand members of "pramuka" in the age group of 16 and 25 years from 34 provinces of Indonesia and some representatives from friendly countries.
Former president Megawati Soekarnoputri, Youth and Sports Minister Imam Nahrawi, Education and Culture Minister Muhadjir Effendi, Communications and Information Minister Rudiantara, and Cabinet Secretary Pramono Anung were also present during the opening of the scout gathering event.(*)