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to other people. Try to leave this world a little better than you found it and when your turn comes to die, you can die happy in feeling that, at any rate, you have not wasted your time, but have done your best.
Lord Baden-Powell of Gilwell (1857-1941)
A message from the Chairman Suk-Won Kim
"I am sure that all members of our worldwide Scout Movement join me in extending deep and sincere sympathy to everyone that was struck by the catastrophe of September 11th that shattered or changed so many lives in the United States and around the world…"
With these warm words, our Honorary President, His Majesty, Carl XVI Gustaf, King of Sweden addressed the 44th Baden-Powell Fellowship Event which was rescheduled following the tragic events which changed the world. ./.
Scouts throughout the world have been struck by these events, and have taken time to refocus on the core values on which their Movement is based – international friendship and understanding, community service, and a spirit of confidence in the face of an even more difficult challenge. The World Scout Foundation, faced with plummeting world markets, which have brought pension funds, private investments and endowment funds down with them, has also taken stock of its role. Working closely with the McKinsey Corporation, the Foundation Board has reassessed its strategy for the funding of Scouting, based on measurable results at the "sharp end" (in the effectiveness of National Scout Organisations), a greater accountability to its donors, and a more comprehensive approach to funding of Scout activities. Income from the Government of Japan and advance payments from the postponed New York Baden-Powell Fellowship Event brought income into line with previous years. Despite this however, by the close of the financial year, the market value of the Foundation’s portfolio had dropped significantly. A "bottom line" which might make the reader depressed! But the real "bottom Line" for the Foundation has been "how effectively are we helping Scouting become more effective in this changing situation?" So, this annual report of the World Scout Foundation focuses on facing both these challenges – with these essential core values of Scouting, what is the future strategy in a world which has changed forever. I firmly believe that the world needs Scouting more than ever. It is our role to enable Scouts throughout the world to maximise their impact. Our "bottom line" will measure that. Thank you for your continued support to Scouting!
Alexi promises to change the world.
Looking forward – Living up to 300 million promises
Alexi is seventeen years old. Her parents look on as she renews her Scout promise. Her parents are present for a very special occasion, today – the presentation of the ExelScout awards by the Russian Scout Association. "We are so proud of Alexi", says Sasha, her father, a retired teacher, "she has learned skills through Scouts which we were never allowed to even dream of in former times … she is proud to take the lead, she is really self confident, and is prepared to take initiatives … something which was discouraged in our day …. With young women and men like Alexi, the world can change!". ExelScout is an accelerated leadership training programme, run by the World Scout Movement from its centre in Ukraine. So far, 84 young people from all over the former Soviet Union have come to the Red Rock Training Centre to learn about leadership, teamwork and social action, and returned to their home Scout Groups and communities to put their learning into action.
Like others in the past ... John F. Kennedy 35th President of the United States of America Neil Armstrong First man to set foot on the moon Steve Fossett Adventurer, businessman H.M. The King Mohamed VI of Morocco
H.M. King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden surrounded by Scouts.
Alexi is one of the first, in one of Scouting’s newest countries, but she is not alone. Part of her confidence comes from the knowledge that before her, close to 300 million other young men and women stood in her place and took the same promise … and lived up to their words. Heads of State, community and business leaders along with millions more whose actions may not have made international headlines, but which individually and collectively are just as important to the world. As Scouts grow they become the fathers, the mothers, the community leaders, and they are of course citizens of almost every country of the world. Scouting does not just build individuals, it also has a real impact on the communities in which its members live. Our "Bottom Line" is what happens when young people are energised through Scouting. Scouting takes a boy or a girl and helps them develop their own self-image, their personal leadership skills, their sense of social responsibility in a safe but challenging environment. Scouting doesn’t TELL young people what to do; young people in Scouting take that responsibility for themselves – they make a promise … for themselves. And 300 million promises have been successful because Scouting is not a rigid, top-down organisation. It is a Movement, comprising at least one million local groups, supported through district and national networks with simple communication lines between nations and regions of the world.
Changing the world: •Peace work for Bosnia •Bringing hope to street kids in Kenya •Immunising 3 million families in Angola •Tackling child labour issues in Egypt •Caring for the disabled in Rwanda Bottom Line - Scouts make a difference!
Today’s 28 million young members are inspired by a simple idea: that they - young people - can take responsibility for their own development, and when they do, they grow and learn and change THEIR world. And it works, because people keep their promises, for life! As any former Scout will tell you, the moment you take your promise, is a moment you will never forget. That moment is moving and personal, you are the centre of the universe, you are the most important person in the world. Your word is as important at that moment, as at any time in your life. Indeed, it is the most solid of foundations on which you can build the rest of your life. You promise to “do your best”. At that instant, you truly believe you can overcome any challenge the world throws at you - that your dreams can come true. Adventurer Steve Fossett has met more than his fair share of challenges and realised many of his dreams. He was the first to fly around the world single-handed in a hot air balloon, he’s slashed transatlantic sailing records, and he has taken part in the grueling “Iron Man” competition – and, he has found time for a career and become a very successful businessman. “When asked how I started in adventures, “says Steve,” I say it was mountain climbing with Boy Scouts at age 11. I believe we need to inspire young people to see life as an adventure, and to make their dreams a reality!”
In the past 10 years...
• One million young people have joined Scouting in 39 new countries • Five million leaders have been trained worldwide • Nine billion USD worth of volunteer time has been spent within the community … And all this is resourced from voluntary efforts and funded 80% from Scouting’s own funds – from fees raised by those young people themselves, And 20% comes from external contributions generated through the World Scout Foundation. And this 20% comes from people just like … you!
Thinking about the future
Scouts in Africa commit themselves to a Ten Year Strategy.
World Scout News Round-up 2001/2002
Scouting Sets its agenda for action • Libreville – Leaders of African Scouting, meeting in Libreville, Gabon, agreed an ambitious ten year strategy, committing to measurable outcomes in HIV/AIDS; work with Children at risk; and post-conflict reconciliation and reconstruction. • Riyadh - Arab Scout leaders meeting in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, set an ambitious agenda addressing social issues, health programmes and work with children at risk. They were challenged by His Royal Highness, Crown Prince Abdullah to work for greater peace and international understanding in the world. • Delhi – Scout leadership in the Asia/Pacific region, meeting in Delhi, India, highlighted equal opportunities; human rights; peace and family, as targets for action in the coming three years. • Cochabamba – Leaders of Scouting in the Inter-America region, meeting in Cochabamba, Bolivia, committed themselves to more effective community level action, • Prague - European Scouts, at their regional conference in Prague, Czech Republic, emphasised the need for greater cooperation with other regions; initiatives for building peace and understanding; environmental education; and reaching out to marginalised groups within society. • Belarus - Scouts in Eurasia, meeting in Minsk, Belarus, committed themselves to building democracy through their community actions; to work with young people at risk of social exclusion and building leadership.
Doreen Taillens, Executive Secretary Board Members: Fredrik Gottlieb Lars Kolind John R. Donnell, Jr.
World Scout Foundation News 2001/2002
43rd Baden-Powell Fellowship Event, Tokyo Over 300 Fellows and friends attended the Gala Dinner for the spectacular Event in Tokyo. Twenty-two new Baden-Powell Fellows were recognised by His Majesty the King of Sweden and Chairman Suk Won Kim. And seven new members of the Honours Programme were recognised. Former Prime Minister Hashimoto was thanked for his efforts to secure a USD1 million grant to World Scouting. A special award was presented by His Majesty to Chief Scout Akira Watanabe in celebration of his 100th birthday, and his energetic support to Scouting.
44th Baden-Powell Fellowship Event, New York Scheduled for late September, this event was postponed following the tragic events of September 11th. Scouts in New York excelled in their efforts to support victims of the tragedy, and in their assistance to the emergency crews in the days which followed.
Board Meeting Stockholm, 6th November 2001 Doreen Taillens, Executive Secretary, retired from the World Scout Foundation on 31st December 2001. Having led the small but energetic team in the Geneva office for five years, through one of the most successful periods of the Foundation’s history, she has taken-up residence in a beautiful corner of France, not too far from Geneva. Thanks for all your hard work and inspiration, Doreen!
Presentations to new BadenPowell Fellows and Members of the Honours Programme.
The Board of the Foundation, at its meeting in Stockholm, Sweden, in December 2001 acknowledged the ambitious strategic plans adopted in the various regional conferences and, taking into account the difficulties caused by falling worldmarkets, set out an equally ambitious agenda: • Reinforcement of fundraising for the Capital Endowment Fund through a concerted effort to recruit more Baden Powell Fellows; • Encourage more BP Fellows to upgrade their contributions within the "Honour’s Programme" and “Bequest Programme”; • Seek co-funding opportunities with other Foundations and donors, thus increasing the impact of funds committed by the World Scout Foundation to activities at a local level; • Raise the profile of Scouting in areas of greatest public concern, such as child safety; world peace, and the development of civil society; to lay the ground for future sponsorship and branding opportunities. John R. Donnell, Jr. stepped down as Board Member after many years of service to the Foundation. The Board also appointed a new Executive Director, John Geoghegan, to oversee this strategy and restructure the organisation so that it becomes more responsive to the funding needs of Scouting. This will entail forging stronger links with the operational staff of World Scouting to ensure more effective communications between funding agencies and implementing managers.
Accounts in Switzerland The Foundation raised and invested new capital donations amounting to CHF 1,902,727 as against CHF 2,197’051 during the previous year (a reduction of CHF 294,324 –15.47%). It decreased its total assets at book value to CHF 50,005,369 compared to CHF 50,979,190 the previous year (minus CHF 973,821 or –1.65%) It enrolled 124 new members of the Baden-Powell World Fellowship, as against 30 the previous year. The Honours Programme received new pledges from 15 BadenPowell Fellows to make additional contributions to the capital (endowment) fund. Accounts in other countries The Foundation received new capital donations through accounts held abroad amounting to CHF 25,813 compared to CHF 53,050 the previous year (less CHF 27,237 or –51.34%) Overall Results (Switzerland and other countries) The Foundation raised capital donations totalling CHF 1,928,540 compared with CHF 2,250,101 in 2000/2001 (less CHF 321,561 or minus 14.3%) It decreased its total assets world-wide to CHF 52,119,928 (including CHF 2,114,559 in overseas accounts) compared to CHF 52,996,707 the previous year (less CHF 876,779 or minus 1.65%).
World Scout Foundation - Total Assets in Swiss Francs
1.0 0.8 0.6 0.4 0.2 0.0
Results obtained from the investment of the capital (endowment) fund in Switzerland and other countries allowed the Foundation to again for 6th successive years increase its basic grant to the World Organisation of the Scout Movement to CHF 2,100,000 (an increase of 5% over 2000 - 2001). Grants to the World Organization of the Scout Movement
2,200,000 2,000,000 1,800,000 1,600,000 1,400,000 1,200,000 1,000,000 800,000 600,000 400,000 200,000
Summary of Financial Information
The Foundation Board Honorary President H.M. The King of Sweden
Chairman Chairman elect & Chairman, Fund-Raising Committee Past Chairman & Chairman, Investment Committee Treasurer Secretary & Chairman, Audit Committee s Suk-Won Kim (Korea) s Eberhard von Koerber (Germany) s Howard E. Kilroy (Ireland) s Sven Erik Ragnar (Sweden) s F.O. Ogunlana (Nigeria)
Ex-Officio Members Chairman, World Scout Committee
Secretary General, World Organization of the Scout Movement
s Garnet de la Hunt (South Africa)
s Jacques Moreillon (Switzerland) Bruce H. Garnsey (Australia) Farid Karam (Lebanon) Laszlo Nagy (Switzerland) Gustavo J. Vollmer (Venezuela) Hans Beck-Friis (Sweden) Margot Bogert (USA) Fredrik Gottlieb (Sweden) David B. Huestis (Canada) Klaus J. Jacobs (Switzerland) Lars Kolind (Denmark) Abdullah O. Nasseef (Saudi Arabia) Shoichi Saba (Japan) Thamnoon Wanglee (Thailand) Milton H. Ward (USA) Neil M. Westaway (Australia) Ko Yoshida (Japan)
( s Members of the Executive Committee)
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