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TRIENNIAL REPORT 1996–1999 Making the Most of our Mission 35th World Scout Conference 26–30 July 1999 Durban, South Africa

Appreciation of Support
The effectiveness of the World Organization of the Scout Movement is considerably greater as a result of financial support from the World Scout Foundation, a number of Scout associations, development agencies, United Nations agencies, foundations and individuals too numerous to list here.

Published by the World Scout Bureau on behalf of the World Scout Committee
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Since the World Scout Conference in Oslo, Scouting has sadly lost several present and former members of the World Scout Committee and World Scout Bureau, as well as holders of the Bronze Wolf Award: Dr. Adolfo Aristeguieta Gramcko (Venezuela) Mr. Ken Harada (Japan) Mr. Masaru Ibuka (Japan) Mr. Sten J. Kyhle (Sweden) Mr. George Ma Cui (Philippines) Mr. John MacGregor (Canada) Mr. Salomon Matalon (France) Mrs. Lakshmi Mazumdar (India) Dr. Kourkène Medzadourian (Armenian Scouts) Mr. Julio Montes Taracena (Guatemala) Mr. Mohamed Saad el Din Sherif (Egypt) Mr. Hussein Sabry Gad Al-Maula (Egypt) Mr. S. Gary Schiller (USA) Mr. Frederick Stecker (USA) Mr. Evert Jan Hendrikus Volkmaars (Netherlands)

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Gone Home .............................................................................................. p. 2 The Chairman’s message ......................................................................... p. 4 The Secretary General’s message ............................................................ p. 5 Overview of the triennium ...................................................................... p. 6 New publications and videos .................................................................. p. 12 World Scout Committee ........................................................................... p. 14 Members .............................................................................................. p. 14 Educational Methods Group ............................................................... p. 15 Finance and Support Group ............................................................... p. 15 Audit Committee ................................................................................. p. 16 Honours and Awards Committee ....................................................... p. 16 Constitutions Committee ..................................................................... p. 17 Strategy Task Force ............................................................................. p. 17 World Guide and Scout Consultative Committee .............................. p. 18 WSF/WOSM Coordination Group ...................................................... p. 19 2007 Task Force for the Centenary of Scouting ................................ p. 19 34th World Scout Conference: Oslo ....................................................... p. 20 World Scout Bureau ................................................................................. p. 21 Africa Region ....................................................................................... p. 21 Arab Region ......................................................................................... p. 23 Asia-Pacific Region .............................................................................. p. 25 Eurasia Region ..................................................................................... p. 27 European Region................................................................................. p. 29 Interamerican Region .......................................................................... p. 32 Educational Methods Division ............................................................ p. 35 Finance and Support Division ............................................................ p. 37 Legal Bodies ........................................................................................ p. 40 World Scout Foundation .......................................................................... p. 41 Working with Others ............................................................................... p. 45 Member countries and their membership .............................................. p. 47 Present and potential WOSM membership............................................. p. 48 Photo credits


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From this Triennial Report you will see that much has happened in our Movement in the past three years. Being Chairman during this time has been very demanding, but it has also been exciting, as well as rewarding. During the past three years, I have visited 31 countries and made 44 missions as Chairman of the World Scout Committee, not to mention that Geneva has become a second home. I and my fellow members of the World Scout Committee have travelled extensively and actively participated in important events. Two events are very special in my mind: • The creation of the Eurasia Region was a milestone in the growth and development of Scouting. It was an emotional moment to be present at the new region’s first meeting in Yerevan, Armenia. • The World Scout Jamboree in Chile was a great event. I shall never forget New Year’s Eve, feeling a bit sorry to be away from my home. Then it hit me! I told the 30,000 Scouts and leaders: “Tonight I think of my children back home as you think of your own families. But I am not alone: you are my children; you are my family!” I will never forget the joyous cheers. Nor can I forget the closing evening when we all renewed our Scout promise. The image and visibility of Scouting have always been of special interest to me, and we have taken several steps in this area: I encouraged the introduction of the new WORLD SCOUT PIN to increase our visibility when we are not in uniform. (And I expect that everyone attending the conference in Durban will be wearing the new pin!) For the first time, World Scouting has produced four television advertising spots, thanks to financial help from the World Scout Foundation and its Chairman Klaus Jacobs. These have been shown worldwide on CNN in English and Spanish, and are now being used in many countries. In addition, World Scouting is fully on-line and is providing information and services on the Internet. This is important for helping strengthen the unity and increase awareness of the World Scout Organization. Our financial resources remain a concern. It was a great victory in Oslo to adopt a new registration fee system, after years of work. The system is functioning very well, but the Asian financial crisis has created problems. Fortunately we were able to get some emergency help from the World Scout Foundation to help countries which were making the effort to pay their fees, and for this I am very appreciative. We have had an impressive number of new national Scout organizations qualify for membership - and it has taken a lot of work by the Bureau to make this possible - but it disturbs me that during the same period we have had to provisionally suspend some members for not paying their fees, in spite of having worked very hard to avoid taking this step. During our World Scout Conference in July, we will deal with several important issues, including the Mission of Scouting, and I hope all member associations will come to Durban prepared to actively participate in the work. I want to thank my fellow members of the World Scout Committee, the Secretary General and his staff, and most of all my wife Evelyn for helping to make these three years a great experience. Franciso S. Roman Chairman World Scout Committee
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I invite you to read this Triennial Report because we have accomplished a lot in the last three years. I believe that we have used our resources wisely, frugally, and productively. By all standards, I think we have been excellent custodians of the resources provided to us, and our performance speaks well for itself. We would not have these achievements without the partnerships we have formed and the support received from many other organizations. They are mentioned throughout this report, and listed on page 45. I want to thank Abdoulaye Sar, who retired at the end of 1996, and Mateo Jover who retired in March 1999, for their many years of dedicated service. They, and their skills, are missed but we have not had the resources to replace them. At long last, we have strengthened our administration with a new deputy director for administration, and added staff support in the area of information technology. We have been too vulnerable in these areas for quite some time. Although we have addressed these particular needs, there are many more. The staff is smaller now than it was when I arrived 11 years ago, 24 now and 29 then, yet we have 32 more member countries, and a new region, and there are 37 countries working to qualify for membership. Meanwhile, in real terms, our budget has remained essentially frozen! In Durban, I will speak about some ways of keeping Scouting meaningful and strong in the years to come. I’ll mention them very briefly here: It is my conviction that Scouting has been, can be, and should be an active agent of social change. As Baden-Powell said, we must “leave the world a better place than we found it.” B-P wanted young people who were autonomous and responsible, committed and supportive; young people who, today and tomorrow, would make a difference in society, a society of which one could say that it was better thanks to the fact that these young people had been Scouts or Guides. But do we really see ourselves as a Movement that should improve society? Do we in Scouting sufficiently understand that we have unique and successful method of non-formal education, which is not provided by schools, or the family. Do we make the world and national leaders sufficiently aware of today’s global educational deficit, and tell them that Scouting, Guiding and other non-formal educational youth movements can help overcome this deficit? But Scouting alone cannot influence the opinions of world and national leaders. We must build long-term strategic alliances with those other worldwide youth movements which share many of our ideals and some of our objectives. This kind of advocacy is exactly what we have done with my colleagues, the Chief Executive Officers of WAGGGS, YMCA, YWCA, the Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, the International Award Association and others to produce The Education of Young People and its new complement on National Youth Policies . (see page 9) Thinking toward the future of Scouting, we must also consider our 100th Anniversary in 2007. Work is well under way at the world level, but I am disappointed that so few countries have started themselves on the project. Finally, to keep Scouting strong in the coming years will require more “reaching out”, to young people who can benefit from Scouting. They may be in low-income, innercity or rural areas, children with special needs, or children in countries where Scouting is just starting. They need us. Together we face the next millennium in good spirit and confidence. Jacques Moreillon Secretary General World Organization of the Scout Movement
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AN OVERVIEW OF THE TRIENNIUM 34th World Scout Conference - Oslo
s With the focus on the theme “Looking Wider”, more than 1,000 participants from 108 member countries met in Oslo, Norway, for the 34th World Scout Conference in July, 1996. Nine countries were recognized as new members of WOSM: Czech Republic (1996), Estonia (1996), Latvia (1993), Mongolia (1994), Niger (1996), Palestinian Scout Association (1996), Poland (1996) Slovenia (1994), and Yugoslavia (1995). s Following the Oslo conference, national Scout organizations in the following countries have become members of WOSM: Angola (1998), Armenia (1997), Belarus (1998), Bulgaria (1999), Georgia (1997), Lithuania (1997), The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (1997), Moldova (1997), Slovakia (1997), and Tajikistan (1997). (As at 1 May 1999.) s The 6th World Scout Youth Forum was held in Moss, Norway in July 1996, just prior to the World Scout Conference. There were 116 participants - one third female - from 49 countries. This represented a 40 percent increase in attendance, and a 25 percent increase in countries attending. Seventy-five percent of the Forum participants also attended the World Scout Conference, leading to a fourfold increase in youth participation in the Conference. Eightysix percent felt the objective of “discussing issues of interest” had been achieved. The working sessions on Scouting for what? and Scouting for whom? were highly rated. s The 10th World Scout Moot was held in Sweden in July 1996. It was inaugurated by His Majesty the King of Sweden, and attended by 2,200 participants, aged 18-24 years, from 78 countries. Evaluation forms showed that participants particularly liked: 1) the creation of international patrols for a four-day hike at the beginning of the Moot; 2) the total absence of alcohol; and 3) the Forum, a kind of Global Development Village adapted to the Moot. These conclusions have been strongly recommended to the organizers of the next World Scout Moot in Mexico, in 2000. s The 19th World Scout Jamboree was held in Chile from 27 December 1998 to 6 January 1999. It was the first World Jamboree ever to be held in Latin America, and it attracted 31,000 Scouts and leaders from 157 countries and territories. Never before has a World Jamboree offered such a panoramic window for learning about and understanding the world with its problems, issues and injustices, as well as education for peace. Eleven United Nations agencies and many other governmental and non-governmental organizations contributed to the Jamboree programme. The theme of the Jamboree was Building Peace Together. Operation Los Andes financially supported the Jamboree participation of Scouts from 56 countries and territories. We give special thanks to the Jamboree Organizing Committee headed by Patrick Lyon, a member of the World Scout Committee, and to the Asociacón de Guías y Scouts de Chile. s Nearly every Scout at the Jamboree visited the Global Development Village (GDV) and the World Scout Centre to participate in day-long activities. This was the third World Scout Jamboree to have a GDV and this one was bigger and better than ever. Its main features included: workshops, activity stands and cultural centres. UNESCO was the main guest at the GDV. They featured four subjects with exhibits and activities which they also financed: • Culture of Peace: through an interactive computer game participants discovered the eight treasures of a Culture of Peace. (The game is also on the Internet.)
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New member countries 6th World Scout Youth Forum

10th World Scout Moot

19th World Scout Jamboree

Global Development Village and the World Scout Centre

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• Violence on the Screen: participants learned about the results of research on this subject which had been carried out with the help of Scouts in many countries, and they watched film sequences to discover the difference between several types of violence. • Cultural Heritage: an exhibition about UNESCO’s work to protect cultural heritage. Scouts in several countries, including Korea and Egypt, are active in this work. • Street Children: this stand was run by a patrol of Scouts from Honduras who had once lived as street children before joining Scouting. UNESCO also financed the jamboree participation of two Amerindian Scout patrols, one from the Huilloc indigenous community in the sacred valley of the Incas in Peru, and one from the Tarahumara community in northern Mexico.
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AN OVERVIEW OF THE TRIENNIUM, continued Regional conferences Jamboreeon-the-Air
s All six regional Scout conferences met during 1998, and all will continue to meet on a triennial basis in the year preceding each World Scout Conference. (In the case of the Eurasia Region, it was their Constitutive Conference.) The Strategy for Scouting was the focus of each conference. s The Jamboree-on-the-Air is the largest event on the World Scouting calendar. It is organized each year during the third full weekend of October and regularly attracts over 500,000 participants, including members of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS). It is an opportunity for Scouts and Guides of all ages, anywhere in the world, to participate in a World Scouting event, at little or no expense and without having to travel. The 40th JOTA in 1997 celebrated its anniversary by operating the World Scout Organization call-sign from the Scout hall in Reading (UK) where the first JOTA was held in 1958. The advisor on RadioScouting is Yves Margot (Switzerland) and the consultant in charge of the annual report is Richard Middelkoop (Netherlands). s The first official Jamboree on the Internet was held in October 1997, at the same time as the Jamboree-on-the-Air. In 1996 the World Scout Bureau experimented with some aspects of Internet activities which had been promoted during the JOTA weekend, and in November 1996 the World Scout Committee decided to make JOTI an official event. During the experimentation in 1996, the Bureau had some 8,000 contacts. These increased to 100,000 in 1997, and nearly a million in 1998. The World JOTI coordinator is Danny Schwendener (Switzerland). s Scout organizations in 23 countries participated in the largest study ever undertaken concerning TV for children. The project entitled “The perception of young people on violence on the screen” was a partnership of UNESCO, the University of Utrecht, and WOSM. Scouts were responsible for pre-testing questionnaires in 14 languages, and distributing the final questionnaires, usually in schools. More than 5,000, 12-year-old students were surveyed. Prof. Jo Groebel ensured the scientific direction, UNESCO provided seed funds and WOSM was responsible for the methodology. The results were presented to the press at a luncheon hosted by Dr. Federico Mayor, Director General of UNESCO, held in Paris in February 1998. The research also featured prominently in the Global Development Village at the World Scout Jamboree in Chile: an interactive exhibition, a series of workshops and a round-table discussion were held on this subject during the Jamboree. An additional survey of young people was taken at the Jamboree. WOSM has received praise in many quarters for its involvement in this project. Its success has been possible only thanks to the cooperation and support of many hundreds of committed volunteers in the 23 Scout associations concerned. s Scouts in many countries continue to work with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. In August 1995 a Memorandum of Understanding was signed by Sadako Ogata, High Commissioner for Refugees, and Jacques Moreillon, Secretary General of WOSM. A programme kit was prepared by UNHCR and the World Scout Bureau and sent to all national Scout organizations. It included a simulation game about refugees titled Passages. In early 1997, Scout associations in 30 countries reported having activities to aid refugees, usually in conjunction with UNHCR.


Violence on the screen studied with UNESCO

Scouts help refugees with UNHCR

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s The importance of the non-formal education of young people has brought together the chief executive officers of five of the largest worldwide, non formal education organizations under the leadership of HRH the Duke of Edinburgh, Chairman of the International Award Association. Other partners in the project are the World Alliance of Young Men’s Christian Associations (YMCA), The World Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA), The World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM), The World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. Today these organizations actively involve more than 100 million young people, and during this century have contributed to the education of more than one billion young people. The group developed and published The Education of Young People: a statement at the dawn of the 21st century. It expresses the CEOs’ belief that it is necessary to recognize the universal validity of non-formal education. The purpose of education as a whole is to contribute to the full development of an autonomous, supportive, responsible and committed person. “Although the document has been a joint effort with other organizations, and although the Statement itself does not mention Scouting specifically, everything in it relates directly to our Movement,” explained Jacques Moreillon, Secretary General of WOSM. This document has been distributed widely within the partner organizations, and presented to top national and international officials with responsibilities for the education of youth. The booklet was reprinted in 1999 to meet continuing demand. The group continues to meet regularly and is now publishing a new document on National Youth Policies. s The 2nd General Assembly of the World Scout Parliamentary Union (WSPU) was held in Manila, Philippines in August 1997. The 185 participants included 80 parliamentarians from 41 countries. The assembly was chaired by Hon. Kim Chong-Hoh (Republic of Korea), the Chairman of WSPU. Agenda items included Scouting’s contribution to national and international youth policies. The keynote address was given by Fidel W. Ramos, President of the Philippines. The Chairman of the Organizing Committee was Hon. Dante Liban. The Assembly adopted The Manila Declaration focusing on the need to recognize, at all political levels, “the universal value of non-formal education for young people, and in particular, the work accomplished by youth organizations such as Scouting.” The new executive committee and officers are: Chairman: Aleksander Luczak (Poland); Vice-Chairmen: Tarek Abd el Hamed el Gendy (Egypt) and Dante V. Liban (Philippines); Secretary: Ryszard Paclawski, Chief Scout of the ZHP Scout association in Poland. The 3rd General Assembly will be in August 2000 in Warsaw, Poland. s At the Jamboree an anti-personnel mines partnership agreement was signed by Handicap International and World Scouting. A special kit containing simulation games, a video, and other programme material was distributed to each Jamboree contingent and sent to national Scout associations. (see page 13)

The education of young people

World Scout Parliamentary Union

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Using the theme Scouts can help cure, Scouts in India and other countries are helping teach people how to recognize and test for early stages of leprosy.

Scouts battle leprosy with WHO and AHM

s A Memorandum of Understanding to implement the strategy for the elimination of leprosy as a public health problem was signed at the World Scout Bureau in July 1997 by three parties: the World Health Organization (Action Programme for the Elimination of Leprosy); the Munich based AHM Leprosy Relief Organization, and the World Organization of the Scout Movement. Partner organizations in ten countries, where leprosy is still prevalent, have been provided with material to implement this agreement: Bangladesh, Brazil, The Democratic Republic of Congo, India, Indonesia, Madagascar, Nepal, Philippines, Sudan and Tanzania. Scouting’s Involvement in the Elimination of Leprosy: Resource Material for National Scout Organizations has been prepared and circulated to associations concerned. The document highlights the educational dimension of this activity both for the Scouts and the communities involved. s In a message sent to all national Scout associations, the World Scout Committee expressed its concern that the Scout Movement - in every country - must actively work to protect all Scouting members, especially young people, from physical, sexual and emotional harm. All Scout organizations are expected to have policies and procedures which are intended to protect members by means of the recruitment and training of suitable leaders, and provisions for the removal of leaders found to be unsuitable. Responses to the World Committee message show that several national Scout associations have well developed protection programmes, and some of these are being used as models for adoption by other organizations and agencies. Some Scout associations indicated that they are presently reviewing their policies and procedures; unfortunately some Scout associations have not responded at all. It has been noted that some widely publicized cases of child abuse related to “scouting” were in groups calling themselves “scouts” but which are not members of the recognized national Scout association in their country; and there are also cases involving “former Scout leaders” whose offences had nothing to do with Scouting and who had been removed from Scouting - often many years ago - precisely because protection programmes were effective. The feedback is being reviewed to consider if more can be done at the world level to help national Scout organizations have effective protection programmes.
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s Since 1923, when Lord Baden-Powell’s dream of a “permanent minijamboree” became a reality, tens of thousands of young people have visited the “international home of Scouting” as Kandersteg International Scout Centre rightly describes itself. In 1998, the centre celebrated its 75th birthday with a special series of events. Since June 1996, when the chalet extension project was completed, over 27,000 guests from more than 40 different countries have stayed at the centre. The centre continues to develop and place a very strong emphasis on offering a high-quality activity programme based on the themes of international friendship, alpine high adventure, and the environment. s The 7th World Youth Forum will be held at Michaelhouse, Balowan, South Africa, from 19 to 22 July 1999. For the second time, it is being held in conjunction with the World Scout Conference. The Forum will focus on three main topics: The essential characteristics of Scouting, the policy on the involvement of young members in decisionmaking, and a vision for Scouting. The World Conference voted to strengthen youth involvement in the decision-making process of the World Organization in Bangkok in 1993. The resolution emphasizes that Scouting is not only a Movement for young people but also a Movement of young people. s The 35th World Scout Conference will be held in Durban, South Africa from 26 to 30 July 1999. The Conference is the governing body of the World Organization of the Scout Movement, and is composed of all national Scout organizations. It meets every three years. With the theme Making the Most of our Mission the programme of the Conference will emphasize the mission of Scouting which will become the basis of the Strategy for the Movement in the future. Two days will be devoted to group work for the formulation of a mission statement which is faithful to the purpose, principles, and method set forth in the World Scout Constitution, and which will provide the Movement with a clear direction as it enters the next millennium. s The Zawisza Czarny (Black Knight) will sail the Mediterranean in August and September 1999 on a unique Peace Cruise. It will visit ports in Egypt, the Palestinian Authority, Israel, Cyprus, Lebanon, Turkey, and Greece. The cruise is divided into four, 10-day legs. On each leg a new group of 24 young people will join the cruise. During their voyage they will learn skills in mediation and conflict resolution. At each port of call, Peace Events will be organized by youth groups and with local officials. The Peace Cruise was conceived by the European Scout Region, in cooperation with the Arab Scout Region, working in partnership with the European Union, the North Scouth Centre of the Council of Europe, UNESCO, and the European Youth Forum. The organizing committee is chaired by Jacques Moreillon, Secretary General, WOSM. The ship is owned by ZHP, the national Scout organization in Poland. s The 11th World Scout Moot will be held in different sites in central Mexico from 11 to 24 July 2000. Its theme is Tradition for Tomorrow. s The 20th World Scout Jamboree will be in Thailand from 28 December 2002 to 8 January 2003. s The 8th World Scout Youth Forum will be held in Ancient Olympia, Greece in 2002. s The 36th World Scout Conference will meet in Thessaloniki, Greece in 2002.
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Kandersteg International Scout Centre

Future events
World Youth Forum

World Scout Conference

Peace Cruise

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WOSM Serving its Members
s First distributed at the World Scout Conference in Oslo, this booklet informs leaders of national Scout organizations how their organization is part of the worldwide Movement, and explains the benefits which come from being a member of the World Organization of the Scout Movement. It also explains the relationships between WOSM, one of the largest international non-governmental youth organizations, and other international organizations. (This document is currently out of stock and will be updated and reprinted.) s The Global Development Village at the 18th World Scout Jamboree in the Netherlands was a great success, and ideas from it have subsequently been used at other world, regional and national Scouting events. As a result of these experiences, a planning guide has been published jointly by Scouting Nederland and the World Scout Bureau. It is entitled: How to Organize a Global Development Village. The ideas in this 60-page publication can be adapted to a variety of Scouting events, not just large jamborees or camps. A GDV can be very popular with young people, as well as leaders, parents, and the general public. s Organizing and Running a National Workshop on Scouting for what? Scouting for whom? is published on behalf of the World Committee’s Strategy Task Force, chaired by Bertil Tunje. This document resulted from the working methods used for the two commissions at the World Scout Conference in Oslo. These new working methods were highly rated by Conference participants. This is the first step in the process of getting national associations and regions involved in the process leading to the formulation of a mission statement at the World Scout Conference in South Africa. s Youth Programme: A Guide to Programme Development - Overview. To help national Scout associations update, revise or design their youth programme. This introductory booklet describes the essential steps that need to be followed in the process of programme development. Future publications in the series will describe each of the steps in more depth and suggest practical ways to carry them out. s Policy on Involvement of Young Members in Decision-Making. Based on the policy adopted by the 33rd World Scout Conference in 1993, this booklet provides additional background material. The policy emphasizes the importance of youth involvement in decision-making, both within the youth programme and in management structures of the Movement. s Guidelines for Organizing Scout Youth Forums. Scout youth forums can be organized at national and local levels in conjunction with statutory meetings such as general assemblies. Youth forums are one means of complementing the genuine participation of young people in decisionmaking processes in Scouting. s This publication is for policy makers responsible for ensuring that Scouting is the rich and multifaceted learning experience that it is meant to be. In a userfriendly style, the 61-page booklet explains the main components of Scouting’s educational system - and, in particular, the Scout Method - and how these components must interact if Scouting is to accomplish its mission. These basics are enshrined in the Constitution of the World Organization of the Scout Movement, but this new publication builds upon the constitution and uses the findings of the independent research published in 1995 by the Research and Development Committee and funded by the Johann Jacobs Foundation.

Organizing a Global Development Village

Scouting for what? Scouting for whom?

Youth Programme Development Guide

Involving Youth in Decision-Making

Organizing Scout Youth Forums

Scouting: An Educational System

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s SCENES is the name of the World Scouting project to establish a network of “Scout Centres of Excellence for Nature and Environment”. The concept was introduced at the World Scout Conference in Bangkok in 1993, at the initiative of Klaus Jacobs. The purpose of SCENES is to strengthen the fundamental roles of nature and the environment in Scouting. These are: education through nature and the environment; learning about nature and the environment, and action for nature and the environment. s MINES! An awareness game on the problem of Anti-Personnel Mines was published in 1999 by the World Scout Bureau and the Landmines Team of the Geneva Scout Association. This team of Rovers invented the games and initiated the programme. The booklet explains some of the problems of antipersonnel mines and sets forth a game to help Scouts and other young people to understand this serious problem. The game has been played with hundreds of Scouts in Switzerland, and was used with success at the World Scout Jamboree in Chile. s Together, we can make a mine free Earth is the title of a video cassette containing two productions. One is Landmine Games, which was produced for television by Yves Godel (Switzerland). It reports on the landmine games developed by Geneva Scouts, and it follows a Scout to Mozambique to see the tragedy of landmines first-hand. (21’ 15”) The cassette also includes Dirty Mine, produced by Handicap International (10’30”). The cassette is available in English, French, or Spanish. s The Education of Young People: a statement at the dawn of the 21st century is a booklet written by the chief executive officers of five of the world’s largest youth organizations: YMCA, YWCA, WOSM, WAGGGS, and the Red Cross, along with the support of the International Award Association. The booklet is available in English, Spanish, French, and Arabic. (The project is described on page 9.) s National Youth Policies: towards an autonomous, supportive, responsible and committed youth, is being published in May 1999 by the group mentioned above. It is a call to governments to establish and implement national youth policies that recognize the value and role of organizations which provide non-formal education of young people. s The Undaunted is a 420-page book about the survival and revival of Scouting in Central and Eastern Europe. It has been written by Piet J. Kroonenberg (Netherlands) and published thanks to the financial support of the late Claude Marchal (Switzerland). s Four advertising spots about Scouting have been produced with the support of the World Scout Foundation and its Chairman Klaus Jacobs, for use on television, in exhibits, etc. Each spot has a theme: Environment: making a difference; Reaching out to marginalized youth; Scouting: Fun... with a purpose; and Peace. Each spot is in short (30’) and long (60’) versions. They are available in English, German, or Spanish. s World Scouting’s opened its Internet site in September 1995 and ever since that time it has continued to grow and develop. Its first purpose is to serve national Scout organizations, and secondly to provide information about the the World Scout Movement, and Scouting, to members of national associations, and to the general public.

SCENES Start-Up Kit


MINES! - video

The non-formal education of young people

National youth policies

The Undaunted

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WORLD SCOUT COMMITTEE 1996 – 1999 Members
Mr. Francisco S. Roman (Philippines), Chairman Mr. John R. Donnell, Jr. (USA), Vice-Chairman Mrs. Jocelyne Gendrin (France), Vice-Chairman Mr. Cham-Son Chau (Hong Kong) Mr. Garnet de la Hunt (South Africa) Mr. Stein Løvold (Norway) Mr. Patrick Lyon d’Andrimont (Chile) Mr. Garth Morrison (UK) Mr. Abdullah O. Nasseef (Saudi Arabia) Mr. Ivo Stern Becka (Mexico) Mr. Abdourahmane Sow (Senegal) Mr. Constantinos Tsantilis (Greece) Dr. Jacques Moreillon (Switzerland), Secretary General, WOSM Mr. Pierre de Morsier (Switzerland), Treasurer Mr. Olivier Mach (Switzerland), Legal Advisor

The “new” World Scout Committee held its first meeting during the 34th World Scout Conference in Oslo. Francisco S. Roman was elected Chairman, and John R. Donnell, Jr. and Jocelyne Gendrin were elected Vice-Chairmen. Pierre de Morsier remains Treasurer, and Olivier Mach remains Legal Advisor. The Committee has held six other meetings: November 1996 (Kandersteg, Switzerland), April 1997 (Gilwell Park, UK), and in Geneva in September 1997, April-May 1998, September 1998, and March 1999. It will meet again prior to the World Scout Conference in Durban. The Steering Committee, comprising the Chairman, the two Vice Chairmen and the Secretary General met on numerous occasions. The chairmen of the six regional committees are invited to attend meetings of the World Scout Committee and to provide input to the sub-committees.

Front row, left to right: David Bull, Chairman, European Region; Mohamed Triki, Chairman, Arab Region; Abdourahmane Sow; John R. Donnell, Jr., Vice Chairman; Francisco S. Roman, Chairman; Jocelyne Gendrin, Vice Chairman; Jacques Moreillon, Secretary General; Patrick Lyon d'Andrimont; Garth Morrison. Back row, left to right: Mario Farinon, Chairman, Interamerican Region; Pierre de Morsier, Treasurer; Ivo Stern Becka; Garnet de la Hunt; Stein Løvold; Constantinos Tsantilis; Abdullah O. Nasseef; Cham-Son Chau.

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s Within the World Committee are the Educational Methods Group, and the Finance and Support Group, as well as a number of committees. The Educational Methods Group, chaired by Jocelyne Gendrin, includes the chairmen of the Programme and Adult Resources Committees. s The World Programme Committee is chaired by Mostafa Salem (Libya). The committee, which deals with all matters related to the youth programme priority of the Strategy, has continued to work on the implementation of the World Programme policy adopted in 1990 and the policy on the involvement of young members in decision-making, which was adopted by the World Scout Conference in Bangkok. The committee met twice and will meet again at the World Scout Conference. s The World Adult Resources Committee was formally established following the adoption of the World Adult Resources policy in Bangkok. Under the chairmanship of Christos Lygeros, the Committee met twice and will meet again in Durban. The committee developed a work plan to support the implementation of the Adult Resources policy and, at every meeting, checks the progress made at regional and national levels in its implementation. In addition, specific tasks have been distributed amongst members to develop ideas and prepare draft materials on various subjects related to the policy and its implementation. These include: the place and scope of training and support as part of the overall system of the management of adult resources, and the changes to be introduced at national and regional levels to adapt their structure (Training Committees, Training Commissioners, Training Teams) to the provisions of the policy. Other tasks are related to recruitment, introduction to the task, modular training, evaluation and performance appraisal, with a view to gradually introduce, in a nonthreatening way, new practices to improve the management of adult resources, as a corporate responsibility, within each member association. s The Finance and Support Group is chaired by John R. Donnell, Jr., ViceChairman of the World Scout Committee. The group met in Geneva in September 1997 and September 1998, and will meet again in Durban. Information about the Bureau’s accounts and budget, as well as other administrative and financial matters, are regularly shared with members of the group. The group has focused on monitoring the functioning of the new fee system which was adopted in Oslo. Reports on fee payments are made to every meeting of the World Scout Committee, and following several meetings the Bureau was instructed to take specific action with a number of countries. Work is continuing to improve the financial management in each of the regional offices. The aim is to ensure more consistency and frequency of reporting, as well as to train staff members in the use of the computerized accounting system. s For many years the World Scout Bureau and the World Scout Foundation have used the same auditors. The Finance and Support Group felt it was time to consider proposals from several international firms, including the one which we had been using. Following personal presentations by representatives of five firms, Arthur Andersen & Company was selected as auditors for the World Scout Bureau, including its regional offices, and for the World Scout Foundation. Their work for the Bureau will begin with the audit of the 1998-1999 accounts.
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WORLD SCOUT COMMITTEE, continued Audit Committee
s Upon the recommendation of the Finance and Support Group, the World Scout Committee created an Audit Committee. It is composed mainly of nonWorld Scout Committee members, and “its task is to comment on the efficacy and to safeguard the credibility and objectivity of the external financial reporting and to ensure that, in the presentation of the financial statements, the World Scout Committee has exercised the necessary care, diligence and skill prescribed by law and the WOSM Constitution.” John Donnell, Jr., who will retire from the World Scout Committee in Durban, was appointed chairman-designate. This committee, along with the new Audit Committee of the World Scout Foundation, met together in February 1999 in Geneva. Staff support is provided by Sonia Kunz, Luc Panissod, and Doreen Taillens s Scout Resources International (SCORE) is the new World Scout shop. It sells a growing variety of products bearing the World Scout Emblem, most World Scouting publications, as well as outdoor equipment. In 1999 SCORE opened its shop on the Internet for on-line shopping: The main SCORE services include: promoting the use of the World Scout emblem, assisting national Scout organizations to obtain favourable prices through bulk purchases with other countries; and to provide products, especially uniforms, and technical assistance to small national Scout shops. Neil Westaway (Australia) is Chairman of the Board. Bernard LeRoux is Managing Director. s The Honours and Awards committee is chaired by Dimitri (Rann) Alexatos (Greece) with executive support provided by Jim Sharp. The committee meets once a year to consider nominations for the award of the Bronze Wolf. It makes its recommendations to the World Committee, whose members decide by secret ballot who will receive the award. Following the Oslo conference 23 awards have been made: Betty Clay (United Kingdom) Billy Goh (Singapore) Gilberth Gonzàlez U. (Costa Rica) Baldur Hermans (Germany) Mateo Jover (World Scout Bureau) Hon. Kim Chong-Hoh (Korea) Kun-Bae Park (Korea) Vladimir Lomeiko (Belarus) Salomon Matalon (France) Malick M'Baye (Senegal) Jack McCracken (Canada) Nicolas Ambroise Ndiaye (Senegal) Sutham Phanthusak (Thailand) Jere Ratcliffe (USA) Sumon Samarsam (Thailand) Abdoulaye Sar (World Scout Bureau) Francis Small (New Zealand) Daniel Tagata (Peru) Fayeq Hambi Tahboub (Palestinian Authority) Teiji Takemiya (Japan) Mohamed Triki (Tunisia) Geoffrey Wheatle (Canada) Morris Zilka (Israel)

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s The Constitutions Committee advises the World Committee on all matters of constitutional policy. It also assists national associations in ensuring the proper expression and implementation of Scouting, and carries out research related to the fundamentals of Scouting and other matters of policy. The committee met in September 1997 and 1998 and will meet again at the Durban Conference. The committee considered some 24 constitutions of national Scout associations, particularly in Central and Eastern European countries, and reviewed the constitutions of several regions, in addition to advising the World Scout Committee on a number of policy and constitutional matters. It also worked on the production of guidelines to assist associations that are preparing or revising their constitutions. The Chairman of the Constitutions Committee is John Beresford (UK) and the executive in charge is Malek Gabr, Deputy Secretary General. s The new Strategy Task Force set up by the World Scout Committee in Oslo, met near Geneva at the end of October 1996. It was chaired by former World Committee Vice-Chairman Bertil Tunje and attended by the three other members: John Beresford, Jocelyne Gendrin and Garnet de la Hunt, plus several members of the Bureau staff. It met again in September 1997, and September 1998. Its mandate is to enable the World Scout Committee to implement Resolution 3/96 calling for the development of a mission statement based on the Constitution of WOSM for the World Scout Conference in Durban. In fact, Scouting’s mission is clearly stated in Chapter I of the Constitution of WOSM, mainly under the definition and purpose of the Scout Movement (Article 1). These provisions are perfectly valid and correct and there is no reason, or intention, of reconsidering them or questioning them in any way. However, the wording of the constitution is, by its very nature, too abstract. For example, the word “education” appears in the definition of Scouting, and everyone agrees that Scouting is an educational movement. But does everyone understand the word “education” in the same way? How many associations realize that education means the development of the abilities of the mind and the development of attitudes, and that it is quite different from instruction or teaching? Another example is the statement in the constitutional definition that Scouting is “open to all” who agree to conform with its purpose, principles and method. But how many associations have actually gone beyond the middle and uppermiddle classes and addressed the needs of the less-favoured young people who need Scouting most? These are the types of issues which the task force felt needed to be considered within the framework of the Strategy, not with the slightest intention of changing the mission but, on the contrary, in order to strengthen it by making it more concrete and better understood. The task force requested and reviewed the feedback from associations regarding the new kit dealing with the mission-related question of Scouting for what? Scouting for whom? which had been developed for the work on the strategy in Oslo. The document has been translated into several languages. They also determined the ways in which this subject was to be handled at each of the regional conferences in 1998. In view of the success of the outdoor discussion groups at the Oslo conference the task force felt that a similar process should be used for producing a mission statement at the Durban conference. This would ensure that participants discuss the question thoroughly and will have a sense of ownership of a
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finished product, which would not be the case if a draft mission statement were produced prior to the conference. Consequently, the task force concentrated on developing the tools that would facilitate the discussion in Durban by producing a major new document entitled The Essential Characteristics of Scouting, which explains in detail the key concepts underlying the terms used to describe the Movement in WOSM’s Constitution, and constitutes the common ground on which the worldwide mission statement will be based. It has been sent to all associations as a conference document with additional information about what a mission is - and is not - and explaining the work that should take place in national associations prior to Durban. The task force also developed the working methods which will be used in Durban, based upon the very positive experiences in Oslo. These working methods are described in the conference documents. s This committee is composed of an equal number of representatives from both organizations. The WOSM members are World Committee Chairman Francisco S. Roman, Vice-Chairman Jocelyne Gendrin, Committee member Garth Morrison, and WOSM Secretary General Jacques Moreillon, with Deputy Secretary General Malek Gabr as the resource and permanent liaison person with WAGGGS. The group met in London in November 1996, in Geneva in September 1997, and in London in September 1998. These meetings were held in a spirit of openness, with a desire to find positive solutions to the issues that concern both WAGGGS and WOSM. Following each meeting, a report was sent to all WAGGGS organizations and all WOSM organizations. A number of projects of mutual interest were addressed, including: the “CEO” project to promote the importance of non-formal education provided by Scouting, Guiding, and other youth organizations; the UNHCR/WAGGGS/ WOSM Refugee Project; the Nobel Peace Prize; and the new anti-personnel mines campaign. The committee agreed that WAGGGS/WOSM Statement on Relationships, signed in May 1992, needed updating to meet the needs and challenges of both World Organizations today. This will be considered again following the forthcoming World conferences of the two organizations. The subject of Scout and Guide National Organizations (SAGNOs) was regularly discussed. Traditionally, and by contractual agreement between WAGGGS and WOSM, the male members of SAGNOs belong to WOSM and the female members belong to WAGGGS. In 1998 the WAGGGS World Board adopted a statement which allowed boys in SAGNOs to also become members of WAGGGS, while at the same time retaining their membership of WOSM if they so wished. This rendered the long-standing definition of a SAGNO obsolete. As a result, the World Scout Committee concluded that SAGNOs females could become members of WOSM (while at the same time retaining their membership of WAGGGS if they so wished), subject to fulfilling all conditions of membership. For those SAGNOs who wish their female members to remain members of WAGGGS only, a document has been prepared for the World Scout Conference explaining the background (this question was the subject of resolution 6/96 adopted in Oslo) and proposing a policy to be adopted at the Durban conference.

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s This group meets informally to discuss matters of common interest to the World Scout Foundation and the World Organization of the Scout Movement. These meetings help to strengthen the relationships between the two organizations, and improve the coordination of fundraising. The group usually meets in conjunction with the World Scout Foundation’s annual board meeting. s After more than a year of work with The Scout Association (UK), the World Scout Committee took a number of decisions during its meeting in April in 1997 at Gilwell Park, concerning the celebration of the 100th Anniversary of Scouting in 2007: • First, it was agreed - apparently for the first time officially - that Scouting was born on 1st August 1907, the opening day of Baden- Powell’s experimental camp on Brownsea Island. • The centenary is to be celebrated throughout the year 2007 and especially on Wednesday 1st August 2007; • In 2007, the birth of Scouting should be celebrated internationally in the birth place of the Movement, the United Kingdom, and nationally throughout the world in each country that has a WOSM organization. • The Committee noted that Founder’s Day, 22 February 2007, is also a commemorative date in many countries, and that this date will be the 150th birthday of Scouting’s Founder Robert Baden-Powell. A 2007 Task Force was created at world level, composed exclusively of ex-officio members so as to ensure its continuity. It is headed by the Chairman of the World Scout Committee. The Chief Scout of The Scout Association is Vice-Chairman. The World Scout Foundation is also represented. The task force has met three times: January 1998 at Schloss Marbach, Germany; September 1998 in Munich, Germany; and March 1999 at Baden-Powell House in London. It will meet again in Durban. In July 1977, just before the 90th anniversary of the Brownsea Island camp, a resource kit was sent to all Scout associations explaining the decisions taken and suggesting ideas for worldwide celebrations. Each national association was encouraged to also form an ex-officio task force to begin planning and budgeting for 2007. A newsletter entitled Towards 2007 was published in April 1998, and additional information will be made available in Durban, where the formal launching will take place.

WSF/WOSM Coordination Group 2007 Task Force for the Centenary of Scouting

Brownsea Island, the birthplace of Scouting, was visited by some members of the World Scout Committee and regional chairmen in April 1997, following their meeting at Gilwell Park (UK). At that meeting a number of decisions were taken regarding the celebration of Scouting’s 100th birthday in 2007. From the left are Mohamed Triki, Abdullah Nasseef, Patrick Lyon, Garth Morrison, Frankie Roman, Ivo Stern, Garnet de la Hunt, and Stein Løvold.

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34 th WORLD SCOUT CONFERENCE Oslo, Norway July 1996
s The 34th World Scout Conference was held from 8 to 12 July 1996 at the Folkets Hus Congress Centre, in Oslo, Norway. It was hosted by the Norwegian Scout association, Norges Speiderforbund, and was attended by 1,026 participants from 108 countries. Looking Wider was theme of the Conference, based on a quotation from Scouting’s Founder Robert Baden-Powell. The Strategy for Scouting was the focus of the conference, as it was at World Scout Conferences in 1990 and 1993. In Oslo, new emphasis was placed on the mission of Scouting, as a leitmotif which should permeate the entire Strategy, to give it more substance and better clarity. Two full-day commissions examined the mission-related questions of Scouting for what? Scouting for whom?. The World Scout Committee appointed the following conference officers: Neil M. Westaway (Australia) as Chairman and Bertil Tunje (Sweden) and John R. Donnell, Jr. (USA) as Vice-Chairmen. s Nine countries were recognized as new members of WOSM: Czech Republic (1996), Estonia (1996), Latvia (1993), Mongolia (1994), Niger (1996), Palestinian Scout Association (1996), Poland (1996) Slovenia (1994), and Yugoslavia (1995). s Six members of the World Committee completed their terms of office: Neil M. Westaway (Australia), Bertil Tunje (Sweden), Garth Morrison (UK), Jean-Luc De Paepe (Belgium), Kun-Bae Park (Korea) and Mostafa Salem (Libya). All served six-year terms, except Garth Morrison who had been elected in Bangkok to serve a three year term created by a vacancy. During the conference, six people were elected to the World Committee: Garnet de la Hunt (South Africa), Stein Løvold (Norway), Patrick Lyon d’Andrimont (Chile), Garth Morrison (UK), Dr. Abdullah Omar Nasseef (Saudia Arabia) and Constantinos Tsantilis (Greece) s The conference adopted 14 business resolutions on the following subjects: 1) Palestinian Scout Association, 2) new registration fee system, 3) Strategy for Scouting, 4) 6th World Youth Forum, 5) females and males in WOSM, 6) Scout and Guide national organizations, 7) the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts, 8) organizations of Scouts in exile, 9) the Marrakech Charter, 10) interreligious dialogue, 11) costs of world events, 12) leprosy, 13) education for peace, and 14) the 90th anniversary of Scouting. s The conference voted to accept the invitation of Mexico to host the 11th World Scout Moot in 2000. Invitations were accepted from Greece to host the 36th World Scout Conference in 2002, and from Thailand to host the 20th World Scout Jamboree in 2002/2003. s The World Scout Committee elected Frankie Roman (Philippines) as Chairman, and John R. Donnell, Jr. (USA) Vice-Chairman, Support; and Jocelyne Gendrin (France) as Vice-Chairman, Educational Methods. Pierre de Morsier (Switzerland) remained Treasurer, and Olivier Mach (Switzerland) remained Legal Advisor. Mostafa Salem (Libya) became the new Chairman of the Programme Committee, replacing Lars Kolind (Denmark). Christos Lygeros (Greece) became Chairman of the Programme Committee, replacing Jocelyne Gendrin (France). The following continued as Chairmen: John Beresford (UK), Constitutions Committee; Dimitri “Rann” Alexatos (Greece), Honours and Awards Committee; and Bertil Tunje (Sweden), Strategy Task Force. Neil Westaway (Australia) became Chairman of Scout Resources International (SCORE), replacing Kun-Bae Park (Korea) who remains a member of the board.

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s The World Scout Bureau is the secretariat of the World Organization and the executive arm of the World Scout Committee. It responds to requests from the World Conference and individual member organizations. The Bureau operates under the overall responsibility of Dr. Jacques Moreillon, Secretary General of the World Organization of the Scout Movement. The World Bureau is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, and it has offices in six regions. The Geneva office is organized into two divisions: Educational Methods, headed by Deputy Secretary General Malek Gabr, and Finance and Support, headed by Deputy Secretary General Luc Panissod. s As defined by the Constitution of WOSM, the regions play an essential role within the World Organization by helping its governing and coordination bodies in their work both at world and regional levels. In particular, they identify local needs and the help necessary to solve them. They also inform the world bodies of the situation at grass-roots level. The regions are important constitutional and operational elements in a truly decentralized, diversified operation within our Movement, the main strength of which is its worldwide unity and integrity.
Chairman: 10th Africa Scout Conference: Previous Chairman: 11th Africa Conference: Regional Headquarters: Regional Director: Mr. Manuel Pinto, Uganda Dakar, Senegal, September 1998 Dr. Marie-Louise Correa, Senegal Gabon, 2001 Nairobi, Kenya, Dakar, Senegal Mr. Kiraithe Nyaga

The Bureau

The Regions

Africa Region

s The 10th Africa Scout Conference was held 30 September to 4 October, 1998 in Dakar Senegal. It was attended by 83 people representing 18 member organizations. The theme of the conference was Scouting develops Young People for Unity, Peace and Democracy. The keynote address was delivered by a young Scout and the workshops that followed explored how Scouting as an educational movement for young people can play this role - this being a great need in Africa today. During the conference, the 1st Africa Scout Youth Forum was held at the same venue. Four new members were elected to the Regional Scout Committee for a term of six years: Dr. Doumbia Gnamakolo (Côte d’Ivoire), Papa Mbodj (Senegal), Nkwenkwe Nkomo (South Africa), and Dr. Stephen Chandiwana (Zimbabwe). The new committee elected Manuel Pinto (Uganda) as its Chairman and Massaye Ngouangui (Gabon) as Vice-Chairman. s The region has seen an overall growth rate of 4.2 percent over the triennium, with a registered membership of 590,658 Scouts and leaders. Angola was recognized as the 150th member of WOSM during the triennium and became the newest member of the region. s The Africa Core Programme, which was originally developed by the Africa Regional Office to help national associations with their youth programme development process, has been revised. The complete revision was undertaken by members of the Regional Sub-Committee on Youth Programme and other Scouters, to make it more compatible with the Renewed Approach to Programme Development proposed by the World Programme Committee. The regional focus remains the support of national Scout associations that are updating their programmes using that approach. In the last triennium, Scouts in the region continued with their involvement in community development according to local needs, the available resources, and the educational method of Scouting. The main areas of involvement for Scouts included: leprosy, environment, capacity building, and job skills training.
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Adults in Scouting
s During the last three years, Adults in Scouting has been a main priority. A Task Force on Adults in Scouting was set up to work on concept clarification. It held a number of sessions with the Kenya Scouts Association. Zonal workshops were also held in West I (Togo, Benin and Côte d’Ivoire); East (Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania) and West II (Senegal and The Gambia). An Adults in Scouting subcommittee has been set up to work with national associations. s A new course providing more information on Scouting and the skills necessary to manage a national Scout association was developed for the leaders of new associations. This is necessary because not all elected members of the councils and executive committees were Scouts and they need a better understanding of Scouting and managing a Scout association. The on-the-job training course for Scout executives continued at the regional office. The support to national associations to revise and update their constitutions continues, as do strategic planning workshops for selected associations. The Africa Scout Regional Office opened an Operations Centre on 1 August 1997 in Dakar, Senegal, to better serve French-speaking associations in West Africa. Lamine Diawara joined the regional staff as the executive in charge. The completion of the project was made possible thanks to the generosity of Scouts Canada, and of the government of Senegal. s 1995 to 1998 were years marked by greater cooperation between the national Scout associations and the regional office. Many associations in the region continued to have bilateral programmes with Scouts from other parts of the world. In the region, relationships were strengthened with other youth and related organizations. In addition, the Africa Regional Office participated in meetings and conferences organized by the Organization of African Unity and the United Nations system. s Regional Director Kiraithe Nyaga is assisted by Abdoulaye Sene, Director of Programme and Training; J. Gathogo Ngugi, Director of Community Development; and Lamine Diawara, Director of the Operations Centre in Dakar, Senegal.
“On My Honour...” a Rwandan Scout in a refugee camp in Zaire makes his Scout Promise before other members in the troop. Scouts in Brundi, Rwanda and Zaire (now the Democratic Republic of the Congo) were often refugees themselves, and they did much to help refugees, especially children, in the camps; other Scouts were helping refugees get settled and to reintegrate when they returned home.




At the Africa Regional Conference in October 1998, Abdou Diouf, President of Senegal, welcomed Frankie Roman (right), Chairman of the World Scout Committee, and Jacques Moreillon, Secretary General of WOSM. To the left of President Diouf is Marie Louise Correa, the out-going chairman of the Africa Scout Region.

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Chairman: 22nd Arab Scout Conference: 23rd Arab Scout Conference: Regional Headquarters: Director: Mr. Mohamed Triki, Tunisia Doha, Qatar, November 1998 Saudia Arabia, 2001 Cairo, Egypt Mr. Fawzi M. Farghali

Arab Region
Regional Conference

s The 22nd Arab Scout Conference was held in Qatar from 1 to 5 November, 1998, with the participation of 129 people representing 16 Arab Scout associations and other organizations and agencies. The main theme of the Conference was The Challenges Facing Young People at the Dawn of the 21st Century and the Role of Scouting in Meeting These Challenges. Three new members were elected to the Regional Scout Committee, which later re-elected Mohamed Triki (Tunisia) for another term as Chairman. Mohamed Hamad Al-Humaidy (Kuwait) was elected Vice-Chairman. s In cooperation with the Saudi Boy Scout Association, the region organized the 4th Meeting for Chairmen of the Arab Scout Associations in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, in December 1997. Thirty-five chairmen and chief commissioners representing 13 Arab Scout associations met to evaluate the Strategy for Developing the Arab Scout Movement 1996-1998, and to discuss the challenges and obstacles that confront the development of the Scout Movement in the Arab Region at both national and regional levels. A special subcommittee was created to develop the general framework for the Strategic Plan for Developing the Arab Scout Movement to face the challenges of the 21st century, including: over-population, damage to the environment, the information revolution, and globalization. The plan is intended to meet the challenges during the period from 2001 to 2010. s A regional policy was adopted to develop working tools for Scout sections (Cub, Scout, Senior Scouts, and Rovers) and to highlight and assess each section in terms of administration and Scouting qualities. They also placed emphasis on developing the Scout curriculum through identifying educational and specific objectives for each section. The curriculum was written by a group of Scout experts and leaders representing 12 Arab Scout associations during the period from 1995 to 1998.

Top leaders’ conference

Youth Programme

The Arab Scout Region celebrated the 85th anniversary of the founding of Scouting in their area in 1912, just five years after the founding of Scouting on Brownsea Island in England. The Egyptian government issued a special postal stamp to mark the occasion.
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s The region recognizes the great importance of developing relations with other Scout regions. Projects include: an Arab-European seminar under the theme Scouting - Education for Peace; a joint Arab-Europe visit to the Palestinian Scout Association to explore ways to cooperate and support Scouting in that area; joint work with the European Region on the Mediterranean Peace Cruise; and the 3rd Arab-European meeting was organized in Kuwait with the participation of eight Arab Scout associations and nine European Scout associations. The 1st Arab-Africa Meeting was held at the Cairo International Scout Centre in June 1998. The 1st Arab-Asia-Pacific meeting was held at the Asia Pacific Regional Conference in Hong Kong to discuss possible joint activities. The region has cooperation agreements with more than 16 organizations, including UNICEF, the World Health Organization, UNESCO, the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, the Leprosy Relief Organization, and the United Nations Environment Programme, etc. s The Cairo International Scout Centre continues to be a very popular venue for meetings and conferences, not only of Scout organizations, but for regional groups of several United Nations organizations. The centre has recently been redecorated, and construction is under way to expand its facilities. s Virtually all the publications of the World Scout Organization have been translated into Arabic for use in the region. These publications represent a large proportion of the quality publications which are used at all levels in most associations. s Under the auspices of the Secretary General of the Arab League, the Arab Scout family celebrated its 85th anniversary in November 1997, with the participation of 105 people representing 15 Arab Scout associations. The celebration identified the Movement’s uniqueness and its contribution to providing non-formal education as well as the values of solidarity and brotherhood for successive generations during 85 years. s Regional Director Fawzi Farghali is assisted by Tarek Fayed, Programme Director; Refaat El-Sebaey, Public Relations and Media Executive; and Fathy Farghali, Director of Community Development and Special Projects.

Cairo International Scout Centre


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WORLD SCOUT BUREAU, Asia-Pacific Region
Chairman: 19th Asia-Pacific Scout Conference: Previous Chairman: 20th Asia-Pacific Scout Conference: Regional Headquarters: Regional Director: Mr. Herman C. S. Hui, Hong Kong Hong Kong, July 1998 Mr. Felix Li Tai Ho, Singapore New Delhi, India, 2001 Manila, Philippines Mr. Kim Kyu Young

Asia-Pacific Region
Regional Conference

s The 19th Asia-Pacific Regional Scout Conference took place 26-31 July 1998 at Baden-Powell International House in Hong Kong. About 350 delegates and observers attended, representing 31 Scout organizations. The Conference elected five new members to the Regional Committee: L. M. Jain (India), Kirsty Brown (Australia) - the first woman ever elected to this committee, Jejomar Binay (Philippines), Dr. Yongyudh Vajaradul (Thailand) and Anthony Thng (Singapore). Herman C. S. Hui (Hong Kong) was elected Chairman and A. Francis Small (New Zealand) and George Huang Po-Cheng (Scouts of China) as ViceChairmen. s The region serves its national Scout organizations with support in the fields of youth activities, adult leadership, management and finance, public relations, and membership growth. Work in each of these areas included: • Four Asia-Pacific regional Scout jamborees, involving a total of more than 60,000 Scouts and leaders. • Three major youth forums involving more that 200 delegates from some 45 countries. • The regional Scout committee approved the Guidelines in Hosting Regional Program Events, which covers the requirements for hosting a regional jamboree, moot, Venture Scout or community development camps. • Scouts throughout the region participated in community development projects that ranged from providing modest housing for the elderly to seminars on leprosy control, and a centre for disaster training in Cebu City in the Philippines. • The region also fostered youth exchange programmes and twinning projects between organizations within and outside of region.
The 1st Mongolian Jamboree attracted 1,200 Mongolian Scouts, and 70 from nine other countries in August 1996. The Scout Association of Mongolia joined the World Organization of the Scout Movement in 1994, and has been growing steadily, with a membership of 6,623 in 1999.

Support to National Associations

Three Scouts were the first Australians to walk unaided to the South Pole. Standing at the Pole with the World Scout flag on New Year’s day 1998 are, left to right, Ian Brown, Keith Williams, and Peter Treseder. It took them 60 days to reach the Pole, pulling all their food and gear with them. “We gained our zest for adventure in Scouts. Scouting is fun and you learn to adventure safely,” they said in a message broadcast from Antarctica to enthusiastic Scouts at the National Jamboree in Australia.

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Adult Resources
s An Adult Resources subcommittee was formed in 1995 to aid with the implementation of the Adults in Scouting strategy in the Asia-Pacific Region. The subcommittee held five meetings during the triennium. The region has taken major steps to implement the Adult Resources policy, including: translating the AIS documents into more than 13 languages, conducting seminars, workshops and courses in national Scout organizations, and helping to incorporate the Adult Resources Policy into national policies. s Highlights of management and finance activities include: • Three management courses to develop professional Scouter’s managerial competence and to exchange ideas, concepts and experience on Scouting operations. • A Top Leaders’ Summit in Japan in October 1997 to review overall regional operations and develop strategies for the region’s plan Towards 2002. • The management committee of the Asia-Pacific Region Foundation formed a task force to promote the fundraising efforts of the Foundation. It has created guidelines for granting financial assistance to Scouting projects, and revised the Foundation Management Committee’s terms of reference. s The Asia-Pacific Region Internet Team was set up in October 1996 to encourage the use of the Internet as a tool of communication. The Asia-Pacific Region’s Internet site was developed and is maintained by the Boy Scouts of Nippon. s The 40th Anniversary of the Foundation of the Asia-Pacific Region was marked in 1996 by year-long activities in many national Scout organizations. In July, President Fidel V. Ramos of the Philippines welcomed the regional Scout committee, the staff, and officials of the Boy Scouts of the Philippines for a special ceremony at the Presidential Palace in Manila. The anniversary was marked with publication of Forty Years and Beyond, a book recounting the history of the Asia-Pacific Region. s The region cooperates with some 16 organizations, including: UNESCO, UNICEF, World Health Organization, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, the World Assembly of Youth, AHM Leprosy Relief Organization, etc. s Regional Director Kim Kyu Young is assisted by Golam Sattar, Director of Administration and Resources Development; S. Prassanna, Director of Adult Resources and Research; Ysidro P. Castillo, Programme and CD Executive; Lucia L. Taray, Publications and Relationships Executive; and Luzviminda A. Alba, Office Manager.


Internet Team

40th Anniversary



Philippine President Fidel W. Ramos greets Jacques Moreillon, and Frankie Roman during the 2nd General Assembly of World Scout Parliamentary Union meeting in Manila in August 1997. On the left is the Honourable Kim Chong Hoh (Republic of Korea) who has been named Founder and President Emeritus of WSPU. The meeting was attended by 180 participants, including 80 parliamentarians from 41 countries. Page 26
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Chairman: Constituitive Conference: 1st Eurasia Scout Conference: Region Headquarters: Director: Mr. Harout Haroutunian, Armenia Yerevan, Arminia, April 1998 Minsk, Belarus, 2001 Yalta-Gurzuf, Ukraine Dr. Alexander S. Bondar

Region Created

s As a result of the growth of Scouting in the former Soviet Union, the Eurasia Scout Region, the sixth Scout region in the world, was created by the World Scout Committee in April 1997. It serves the 12 countries in the Commonwealth of Independent States, each of which will eventually become a member of the World Scout Organization. The Eurasia region was created at the request of the five national Scout organizations which were expected to be its first and founding members: Armenia, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, and Tajikistan. s The Constitutive Conference of the Eurasia Region was held in Yerevan, Armenia 24-26 April 1998. It was attended by 35 participants representing the five national Scout organizations that had been recognized by WOSM. Five people, one from each member organization in the region, were elected to the regional committee to serve until the first Eurasia Conference, to be held in Minsk, Belarus in 2001. The newly-formed committee elected Harout Haroutunian (Armenia) as Chairman, and Yuri Emilian (Moldova) as Vice-Chairman. The committee also approved the appointment of Dr. Alexander Bondar as regional director of the Eurasia Scout Region. The Conference also established two commissions of the Eurasia Regional Scout Committee: the Educational Methods Commission and the Organizational Development Commission. The first meeting of the regional committee was held in September 1998 at the Krasnokamenka Regional Scout Centre. The members approved a plan of action of the Eurasia Regional Scout Organization for 1999 and 2000. s The new regional office in Yalta-Gurzuf in the Republic of Crimea (Ukraine) was officially opened in 1998. An office had existed in Yalta-Gurzuf since 1993, but it has moved into a new four-story building overlooking the Black Sea. The new Eurasia Scout Centre has been named Krasnokamenka (the Red Stone). The Information Office for the World Scout Bureau in Moscow, which had opened there in 1991, has become a satellite office for the region.

Region Conference Created

New Eurasia Scout centre

The new Eurasia Scout Region held its Constitutive Conference in Armenia in April 1998. Harout Haroutunian (Armenia), centre, was elected chairman; Yuri Emilian (Moldova), left, is vice-chairman, and Alexander Bondar, right, was appointed Regional Director.
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Awareness of Scouting
s In an effort to increase awareness of Scouting in the region, a number of Introduction to Scouting seminars were organized. Some 70 Scout leaders from the countries of Central Asia took part in the seminars. The success of the promotion of Scouting has been most noticable in the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Ukraine. Many round table discussions have been held between members of Scouting in Ukraine and Dr. Bondar, the regional director. Seventy Scouts from the Eurasia Region participated in the World Scout Jamboree in Chile. s Cooperation with Scout associations in other regions continued and increased during this triennium. These include: Asociacion de Scouts de Espana (ASDE), the Boy Scouts of America, The Danish Scout Council, The Scout Association of Australia, The Scout Association of the United Kingdom, Scouts Canada, Scouts de France and Soma Hellinon Proskopon (Greece). s The following publications are now available in Russian: • Introduction to Scouting: Guide for Parents and Other Adults (1996) • Adults in Scouting (1998) • Constitution of the Eurasia Regional Scout Organization • The Education of Young People: A statement at the dawn of the 21st century • Constitution of the World Organization of the Scout Movement • The Fundamental Principles of Scouting • How to Organize a Scout Association • Handbook for Scouts • Handbook for Leaders • A quarterly periodical is produced in Russian by the office in Moscow and distributed to almost 1,000 people in the CIS. The regional office will regularly translate WOSM documents into Russian, thus filling the same role as the Arab and Interamerican offices for translations into Arabic and Spanish. A special grant was obtained from the World Scout Foundation to provide Russian language services at the World Scout Conference in Durban. s Regional Director Dr. Alexander Bondar is assisted by Armen Aghayan, Accountant; Elena Galadjiy, Prog amme Assistant; and Guennady Churakov, Support Services Assistant.




Krasnokamenka (the red stone) is the name of the new Eurasia Scout Centre located near Yalta/Gurzuf in the Republic of the Crimea in the Ukraine. The centre overlooks the Black Sea and is near a mountainous national park. The purpose of the centre is “for youth leadership, development and the advancement of democracy and peace.” The four-storey building is new and was being built as a hotel. It was purchased thanks to money raised by the former Chairman of the World Scout Foundation, Klaus J. Jacobs.

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Chairman: 16th European Scout Conference: Previous Chairman: 17th European Scout Conference: Regional Headquarters: Director: David Bull, United Kingdom Luxembourg, May 1998 José Antonio Warletta Czech Republic, 2001 Geneva, Switzerland Brussels, Belgium Dominique Bénard

European Region

s The 1998 Conference was held in Luxembourg 2-8 May 1998 and attended by 188 people from 37 countries. The following people were elected to form the European Scout Committee: David Bull (UK), Per Hylander (Denmark), Thérèse Bermingham (Ireland), George Hourdakis (Greece), Maarten Veldhuijzen (Netherlands), and José Antonio Warletta (Spain). The committee elected David Bull as Chairman, and Per Hylander as Vice-Chairman. Ondrej Vanke (Czech Republic) was co-opted following the resignation of Maarten Veldhuijzen in 1999. Highlights of the conference included the adoption of a Scout Plan for the period 1999-2007 - focusing on developing and promoting Scouting, improving youth programmes, managing adult resources, facilitating communication and supporting the development of national Scout associations. Resolutions were adopted on the implementation of the Scout Plan, future cooperation with the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts, financial issues, future regional events and eliminating landmines. During the Conference, a joint meeting of the Scout and Guide Conferences was addressed by Jacques Santer, President of the European Commission. s In this field, the main focus during the triennium was on supporting national associations in adapting programmes to the changing needs of today’s youth. The Renewed Approach to Programme (RAP), developed by the European Scout Region in partnership with the Interamerican Scout Region and the Programme Service of the World Scout Bureau, was designed to meet the needs of associations for a clear conceptual framework. The RAP User’s Guide was produced in May 1998 (first edition). It comprises eight tools to assist national programme teams in each step of the programme development process. RAP was complemented in 1999 with the publication of the Cub Scout Leader’s Handbook, produced by the Interamerican Region with the help of the European Region. This book gives an introduction to the needs of girls and boys aged 7-11 and explains how to implement RAP in the Cub Scout section. Two key events were organized to share materials and experiences relating to RAP: the Summer Happening in August 1997 in Estonia, and the National Programme Commissioners’ Forum, in September 1997 in Finland. In addition, 20 workshops on RAP and other youth programme topics were organized at the request of national associations. A youth programme working group was set up in 1998. The Europe For You ! programme to promote youth mobility in Europe was improved thanks to feedback and support from national associations. The EuroSteps network expanded to include 64 sites offering young people opportunities to take part in challenging projects in 22 countries. The Where to Stay in Europe booklet grew to include information about 320 Scout centres in 25 countries and included a new section on voluntary staff programmes. In 1998 a pilot project was set up to test and further develop the European Voluntary Service programme to support the development of Scouting in underprivileged areas.

Regional Conference

Youth Programme

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Youth Programme

Related events included: Eurofolk, to promote intercultural learning and friendship among young people aged 16 to 20, held in 1997 in Belgium; the 5th European Scout and Guide Centre Managers’ Conference in 1997 in Greece; two seminars on Europe For You ! in 1997 and 1998 in Germany; a seminar on young volunteers in 1998 in Kandersteg. The European Region also worked to reinforce other important aspects of youth programme. A seminar on gender issues was organized in 1997 in the United Kingdom. It was followed by a seminar on adolescent health and emotional development in Hungary in 1998. The seminar Building Bridges of Friendship was held in France, in 1996. It built upon the experience of the north-south network which has been meeting twice a year since 1989. The Overture network on working with ethnic communities helped plan and run a seminar on marginalised youth in 1997 in the UK. A seminar on spiritual development was organizedd in 1997 in Poland; EuroSea 5, the regular European Sea Scout seminar, took place in Norway in 1997. A new emphasis on peace started with a seminar on peace education in 1997 in France and continues with the Peace Cruise in 1999. s In the field of adult resources, the region has given priority to assisting national associations in implementing the Adults in Scouting policy. The Adults We Need, a document presenting the policy and ways of implementing it, was published as an appendix to the RAP User’s Guide in 1998. An adult resources working group was set up in 1997 to collect information, explore ways of providing better support to national associations and develop practical tools. During this triennium, the number of regional events on adult resources increased greatly. In 1996 the Summer Get Together was organized in Spain for members of national adult resources teams. This was followed in 1997 by a seminar on adult resources in the UK and the Summer Happening in Estonia, during which the team approach, mutual agreement and review process were developed further. In 1998 and 1999 management training courses were organized in Kandersteg for top volunteers and professionals. A total of 17 workshops or courses on adult resources were organized at the request of national associations. s The region continued its efforts to improve communication with national associations. Eurofax, the monthly telefax bulletin created in 1992 as a rapid means of distributing information from the European Scout Office, was published throughout the triennium; readership is estimated at 50,000 per month. A new communication tool called Euro.Scout.Doc was launched in 1999 to inform associations about progress in implementing the European Scout Plan. The first issue focused on Europe For You ! In June 1996, A Vision of Europe II, the triennial report of the European Scout Region 1993-1996, was published with a view to inform national associations and institutional partners about developments in the region. The regional Internet web site ( was launched in September 1997 and has been regularly updated and developed. In March 1998, a significant improvement was made allowing documents and publications to be downloaded directly from the web site. This includes invitations for seminars and events, RAP, Europe For You ! publications and resource packs on various topics. Each month there are approximately 1,700 visits to the home page and 1,000 documents are downloaded. In 1999 a communications working group was set up to explore ways of improving our communications further.

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s In 1996, Richard Amalvy was employed to work on external relationships with other youth organisations and with European institutions. By the end of 1997, the region had achieved better representation within the European youth platforms, with new representatives elected in the commissions of the European Youth Forum and in the Governing Board and Advisory Committee of the Youth Directorate of the Council of Europe. Grants totalling about ECU 100,000 were received from the European Union by several national associations and by the region as a result of this work. A youth policies working group was established in 1998 to make proposals on future action. s Direct support to national Scout associations is an important part of the region’s mission. Over the past three years, 118 field missions were undertaken in 32 countries. 19 missions helped with the recognition process of new associations and since the last World Conference, four Scout organizations have been recognized in the European Region: Bulgaria, Lithuania, The former Yugoslave Republic of Macedonia (FYRO), and Slovakia. Eleven missions focused on fund-raising and financial management and 20 on growth and establishing development plans. s Cooperation between the European Scout Region and the Europe Region WAGGGS was a major aspect of the work during the triennium. The six-year trial period of joint structures, approved at the European Conference in 1992, came to a close in May 1998 and was evaluated during a lengthy process involving the different kinds of associations existing in Europe: WAGGGSonly, WOSM-only and SAGNO. In April 1997, a summit conference involving the top leaders of each association was held in Switzerland to discuss the evaluation results and identify possible solutions for the future. There was consensus on the necessity to continue close cooperation between WAGGGS and WOSM in Europe, but not under the form established in 1992, with a single committee, office and strategic plan. During the European Scout Conference in 1998, a resolution proposing cooperation between WAGGGS and WOSM in Europe based on common objectives instead of on joint structures was adopted by a large majority. A coordination group was established to manage the implementation of the joint plan which complements the two specific plans approved by the respective conferences. Both the regional committees and conferences continue to meet in the same place and at the same time with a joint session and separate sessions. s The European Scout Region has developed close cooperation with the Arab Region and the Interamerican Region. Every two years, meetings are held between top leaders in the European and Arab Regions, the last being in Kuwait in 1997 and the next planned in Greece in 1999. A Euro-Arab peace education seminar was organized in Cairo in 1996. A study trip in the Palestinian Authority took place in 1997 with representatives from both regions and six European associations to identify ways of supporting the development of the Palestinian Scout Association. Cooperation with the Interamerican Region has focused on youth programme and adult resources, particularly the development of MACPRO and RAP (see above). The Region is keen to cooperate with all the other regions, especially with the Eurasia Region. s Regional Director, Dominique Bénard, is assisted by: Richard Amalvy, Director, External Relations; Jacqueline Collier, Director, Youth Programme; Kjeld Jespersen, Director, Adult Resources; Aidan Jones, Director, Finance and Administration; Anna Keep, Deputy Director, External Relations; John Moffat, Director, Kandersteg International Scout Centre; Anne-Christine Vogelsang, Administration Assistant. After more than 16 years of service, Jean Pierre Isbendjian left the Bureau.
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WORLD SCOUT BUREAU, Interamerican Region Interamerican Region
Regional Conference
Chairman: 20th Interamerican Scout Conference: Previous Chairman: 21st Interamerican Scout Conference: Regional Headquarters: Director: Mr. Mario Farinon, Brazil Guadalajara, Mexico, March 1998 Mr. Carlos Albicker, Mexico Cochabamba, Bolivia, 2001 Santiago, Chile Mr. Gerardo González Erba

s The 20th Interamerican Scout Conference was held 23-27 March in Guadalajara, Mexico. It was attended by 263 delegates and observers from 22 countries. They elected six new members to the Interamerican Scout Committee; five for a six-year term: Luis Enrique Galarza (Ecuador), Theophilus Joseph (Saint Lucia), Diana de Molinas (Argentina), Pablo Rodríguez P. (Mexico) and Luis Tipacti (Peru); and Germán Rocha (Bolivia) for a three-year term. The committee elected Mario Farinon as Chairman and Ralph Ross and Diana de Molinas as Vice Chairmen. The conference work was based on the theme Values and Lifestyles. This triennium has seen a dynamic spirit throughout the region, largely created by the 19th World Scout Jamboree held in Chile and the forthcoming World Scout Moot in Mexico - both events being held in Latin America for the first time. The Interamerican Scout Office has concentrated on the priorities of the regional plan published in 1996: Youth Programme, Human Resources, Institutional Management, and Strategic Planning. s Continuing with the development of MACPRO, the method for the creation and continuous updating of the youth programme, the region published, in English and Spanish, the Handbook for Cub Scout Leaders. It guides leaders on the application of the Scout method in units of boys and girls from 7 to 11 years of age. This text was developed with the participation of 13 of the region’s member countries and the collaboration of the European Scout Office and the Programme Service of the World Scout Bureau. Presentation seminars on the publication have been carried out in 10 countries for over 400 leaders.

Youth Programme

Scouts in Haiti welcome a Scout from Belgium. In the past few years there have been a number of projects of cooperation between Scouts in Haiti, the Scouts de France, and the Fédération des Scouts Catholiques (Belgium). Volunteers from those countries have worked and are working with Haitian Scouts on a number of community development projects.

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The regional office produced, in collaboration with the World Scout Bureau, the first-ever Scouting computer game, with 1,509 multiple choice questions on 23 different themes. Produced on compact disc for PC and Macintosh, the game can be played by up to three players who can each choose to play in English, French, Spanish or Portuguese. This was very popular at the World Scout Jamboree in Chile. The undertaking had the financial support of SCORE. The Interamerican Scout Office continued to provide support for the development of the youth programme of the 19th World Scout Jamboree in Chile. The office advised on the detailed design of jamboree activities, developed plans for the workshops in the Global Development Village, and wrote and produced, in three languages, 95 technical sheets for the GDV workshops. In addition, the office worked on the implementation of all the aspects of subcamp life, including selection, recruitment, orientation and training of staff; drafting the handbook on subcamp life, and providing support in field leadership and logistical aspects. s The region has continued to develop its human resources policy, based on the world policy. The document The Leaders We Need details the processes of recruitment, training and follow-up of adult leaders. The regional conference received a detailed catalogue called Positions, Responsibilities and Profiles of Scout Leaders. The Regional Adult Resources Network met three times with the participation of 21 of the member countries. During this triennium, the Interamerican Office undertook the human resources management of the 19th World Scout Jamboree, running the process of identifying, recruiting, selecting, appointing, following up and securing the participation of over 6,000 adults from 64 countries for the international service team. The process used elements of the World Adult Resources Policy, reflected in the IST Catalogue of Positions, Responsibilities and Profiles, published in June 1997. s The office organized and conducted a Latin American seminar on New Opportunities in Non-Formal Education under the auspices of the Chilean Ministry of Education, UNESCO and ECLAC, and with the sponsorship of the Johann Jacobs Foundation of Switzerland. Thirty-six participants from 26 organizations from 11 countries presented 26 projects.

Youth Programme

Human Resources

Non-formal education

Moments after an earthquake struck Bolivia in May 1998, Scouts were involved in rescue efforts, food distribution, etc. Their work continued for five months, mainly helping arrange appropriate medical care, providing transport to and from this care, and providing temporary housing in Scout headquarters for patients. Scouts received much public recognition for their work, but they report that it was the personal satisfaction of doing a “good turn” in the Scouting spirit that they will remember.
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Jamboree support
s Following a special agreement between the WOSM Secretary General and the Jamboree Organizing Committee, a very important part of the task of the regional office during the triennium was support for the management of the 19th World Scout Jamboree. The regional director was one of the three members of the permanent committee, and played a leading role in managing the official contacts with the Chilean government and obtaining the principal contributions in terms of finance and public works. This responsibility also included advising on the design and development of the infrastructure, assisting with the national and international promotional activities, advising on the selection of service providers, assisting in the development of publications and the design of the events, images, etc. s A review of the concepts of strategic planning and its tools have led to a modification of the popular tool, Let’s Make a Group Plan. It has become a much shorter publication to facilitate its use at field level. The 2000-2002 Regional Plan, It’s Time to Grow, has been published, including the development commitments made by the associations on the basis of their national plans. s Since October 1969, the Interamerican Scout Office has been operating exclusively from its office in Santiago, Chile, following the temporary suspension of operations in San José, Costa Rica. After more than 21 years of service, Michael Hudson, who operated from the San José, Costa Rica office, left the regional team. The are four executives on the staff, which had grown to 13 during the preparations for the World Scout Jamboree: Regional Director Gerardo González Erba is assisted by Alberto Omar Del Brutto, Human Resources Director; Luis Felipe Fantini, Educational Programme Director; and Ronald Richardson, Operations Executive for the Caribbean.
The President of Chile Eduardo Frei was given many Scout scarves as he passed through the enthusiastic crowd to open the 19th World Scout Jamboree. It was the first World Scout Jamboree ever held in Latin America.


Office and Staff

A new computer CD-ROM quiz/game about Scouting, the environment and other issues was produced by the Interamerican Region and launched at the World Scout Jamboree. World Scout Committee Vice Chairman Jocelyne Gendrin (France) challenges Jacques Moreillon, Secretary General, WOSM. The game has 1,509 questions and can be played by up to three people in English, French, Portugese, and Spanish. It can be ordered from Scout Resources International.

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s The role of the Educational Methods division is to coordinate the educational services being provided to member associations, in order to ensure the harmonization of activities related to Scouting’s mission: the education of young people. Educational Methods therefore covers a wide variety of services, including the broad areas of youth programme and adult leadership (volunteer and professional), as well as specific key sectors including community development. Educational Methods also provides, in cooperation with the regional offices, tailor-made assistance to national associations in the form of seminars and workshops covering a wide range of subjects. Within the framework of the Strategy for Scouting, and in addition to the major document The Essential Characteristics of Scouting, one of the key areas of the work of the Educational Methods services during this triennium has been extensive work on the development of a series of tools for use by national Scout associations to assist in their educational work. The tools are based largely on the findings of the research on the educational impact of Scouting, emphasising in particular the Scout method, what it means and how it should function as a system to produce the desired results. The most important publication resulting from this work is Scouting: An Educational System which was published in 1998. A follow-up publication which shows one way to maximise the use of the Scout method through the “project approach” will be published soon. It should be noted that these tools are designed for universal use. They will therefore fully take into account, and ensure compatibility with, other documents on programme produced by WOSM, whether at world level (such as Youth Programme: A Guide to Programme Development), or regional level (such as the Interamerican Region’s MACPRO or the European Region’s Renewed Approach to Programme.) Another major area of work of the Educational Methods Division has been on the Policy on Girls and Boys, Women and Men within the Scout Movement which has been approved by the World Scout Committee and is the subject of a document for the Durban conference. Malek Gabr, Deputy Secretary General, heads the Educational Methods Division, and Samantha Pijollet-Hall is Assistant Director for Educational Methods Communications. s The Programme Service staff has been very actively involved in the work described above, and in the development of additional materials to help national Scout associations keep their youth programmes relevant and interesting. These publications are described elsewhere in this report. The service was also deeply involved in the organization of the large Global Development Village (GDV) that was a major feature of the 19th World Scout Jamboree. This event, and the relationships with many other organizations that were established or strengthened to make the GDV a reality, are described elsewhere, as are many of the projects, such as the eradication of leprosy and the antipersonnel mines campaign, that were featured in the GDV. In addition the Programme Service has devoted considerable time and resources to supporting the planning committee responsible for the 7th World Scout Youth Forum that will take place immediately prior to the Durban conference. The Programme Service is headed by Jim Sharp and the Assistant Director is Jean-Luc Bertrand.
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Adult Resources
s The Adult Resources Service has also been active in the Educational Methods work described above. In addition it has concentrated its efforts on preparing and producing resource materials in support of the implementation of the Adult Resources Policy. In particular, the last two sections of the Management Handbook have been published: Number 7 - Management of Human Resources and Number 10 - Marketing the Association. The new Adult Resources Handbook is being prepared now and will replace the International Training Handbook. Information Exchange, a one-page, two-sided, bulletin has been published regularly and circulated to all Scout associations. In addition it is sent directly to some 100 leaders named by regional directors and by members of the World Adult Resources Committee. This publication has also been popular on the web pages of the European Region. The Director of the Adult Resources Service is Philippe Pijollet. The position of assistant has remained vacant since 1994, due to financial constraints. s Community development now has a long and well-established tradition in Scouting. Identifying and helping to meet community needs and contribute to the overall development of young people. The main highlights of this triennium have been: • Adolescent Health: The strengthening of ongoing cooperation with the World Health Organization, particularly with its Adolescent Health Unit, on many matters of common interest dealing with the creation of safe and supporting environments for young people. • Leprosy: The signing of a Memorandum of Understanding involving: the WHO Department for the Elimination of Leprosy, theMunich based AHM Leprosy Relief Organization, and WOSM. This memorandum reflects resolution 12/96 on this subject adopted by the World Scout Conference held in Oslo, in 1996. (see page 10) • Street Children: WOSM has been actively involved in the WHO Programme on Street Children and Substance Abuse. The programme has three dimensions: research, implementation in selected countries and selected projects, and the preparation and testing of publications. In addition, support has been given to several Scout associations working with street children. One example is the Scout association in Brazil, which has started a very promising street children centre in Curitiba. The above-mentioned activities, plus many more were represented in the Global Development Village, a substantial part of the 19th World Scout Jamboree in Chile. More than 70 international governmental and nongovernmental organizations were present in the GDV. This service also did much to help coordinate information, fundraising, and allocations for several natural disasters which are described under the “U” Fund. Abdoulaye Sar was Director of Community Development until he reached retirement age and left the Bureau in December 1996. Mateo Jover replaced him in January 1997 until the end of March 1999 when he too retired. Unfortunately the resources are not available to replace either Abdoulaye or Mateo.

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s The Centre for Prospective Studies and Documentation develops and provides reference documentation for the Movement. Since its creation in 1991, it has produced mainly two types of documents: • To help Scout associations assess the impact of social trends on society as a whole and on young people in particular. Examples are: TRENDS in the world today. How they affect young people. Questions and challenges for Scouting; and Scouting and Society. How to prepare a study on Trends at national level. • To deal with selected subjects of major interest: documenting the history of the Movement, summarising its present and foreseeing major changes in preparation for the future. Examples are: Scouting and the Environment and Scouting and Peace. A new document entitled Scouting with the disabled, is being added to this series. It will be published after the World Scout Conference in Durban. A major project during this triennium has been the study of violence on television undertaken with UNESCO and the University of Utrecht. (see page 8) It should be noted that, as part of its normal duties, the centre provides assistance to associations and individuals searching for information on a particular subject concerning Scouting and welcomes cooperation with national Scout associations on specific areas of interest. The staff of the centre has been composed of Mateo Jover, who retired at the end of March 1999 (and, as indicated above, cannot be replaced due to lack of funds); and Malalay Séraj, a graduate librarian with extensive experience in library organization and management. s The major focus of this triennium has been on the implementation of the new registration fee system adopted in Oslo. The system is working very well and now more countries have been able to pay their fees, and to pay them on time. Unfortunately, a few have not paid, and the World Committee asked the Bureau staff to make every possible effort to help these countries. This work is ongoing with countries which have expressed a readiness to share the necessary efforts to find a solution to their situation. Regretably, the WOSM membership of several Scout organizations had to be provisionally suspended. Sadly, too great a portion of the Bureau’s human resources is spent “chasing after” payment of membership fees, census reports, World Conference registrations, etc. Many national Scout organizations are very bad at communicating with the World Bureau, often never responding even to simple questionnaires. The Bureau will continue taking steps to make communications with all members easier, including through the use of electronic technology. The Geneva office ended each of the last three fiscal years with a modest surplus. This was no small feat in view of the economic crisis in Asia. We are very thankful to the World Scout Foundation for having made an extraordinary grant in 1997-98 to help avoid a very serious problem for the Bureau. At the request of the World Scout Committee, the Bureau invited several international auditing firms to propose their services. After lengthy interviews and presentations with staff and volunteers, Arthur Andersen & Company was selected as auditors for the World Bureau, its regional offices, as well as for the World Scout Foundation.

Centre for Prospective Studies and Documentation

Finance and Support Division
Administration and Finance

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Other items in the area of administration and finance include: • conducting a comprehensive review of the employee pension fund to ensure that it is appropriate for the situation today, and in the coming years; • liaising with Scout Resources International (SCORE); • purchasing a new telephone system which will allow the Bureau to take advantage of electronic communications opportunities and cut costs; • taking preliminary steps toward obtaining ISO 9000 certification; • financial planning for the creation of the new Eurasia Region; • participation in the financial management seminar of the Asia-Pacific Region. The Finance and Support Division is headed by Luc Panissod, Deputy Secretary General. In 1997 Sonia Kunz became Deputy Director, Finance and Personnel.

Scout “U” Fund

s The Scout Universal Fund, better known as the Scout “U” Fund, has for many years been a means for Scouts around the world to help one another. Special fundraising drives were launched on the occasion of two major disasters: hurricane Mitch, which affected Central America, notably Nicaragua and Honduras, and the earthquake in Colombia. The generosity of national Scout organizations in responding to the appeals has been exemplary. s Work in this sector continued with emphasis on the Bureau’s publications, on paper and on the Internet, news media relationships, and the management of a wide variety of events and special projects, including the 2007 Task Force, the CEO partnership with other non-formal educational organizations, child protection programmes, Jamboree-on-the Air, Jamboree-on-the-Internet, the publication of The Undaunted, support for the antipersonnel mines campaign, and the development of World Scouting’s Internet site. Support to the World Scout Foundation for some of its publications and major events has continued during this triennium. A milestone for World Scouting was the making of four television spots. These have been aired for several months as public service announcements on CNN International in Spanish and English, and now are being used by many national Scout organizations. They are also available in German, as these were used throughout Germany in support of fundraising work by the World Scout Foundation. (Our thanks to Scout associations in Germany, South Africa, and Switzerland for their support in the filming of these spots.) Each of the television spots ended with the World Scouting Internet address:, and therefore much effort and expense were made to redesign, update, and expand our Internet presence. Both of these projects were made possible thanks to sponsorship obtained, notably from Siemens AG, by Klaus J. Jacobs, Chairman of the World Scout Foundation. The World Scout Bureau offered free copies of the video cassette to all national Scout associations which requested them within a six -month period. (This cassette contained 30” and 60” versions of each spot.) Internet is becoming an increasingly important means of communication for World Scouting, and a rapidly growing number of national associations. The information, publications, and services we offer on the Internet are increasing almost weekly. One simple, but important aspect of our Internet presence is the list of recognized national Scout organizations and associations. This has never before been generally available, and it is doing much to support the unity of our Movement by helping to distinguish between its members and
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non-recognized/dissident groups. As part of this work, we introduced a system to encourage each member organization to add a special logo to its national internet pages saying, in effect, “we are a national member of the World Organization of the Scout Movement”. This system provides a two-way link between the world and national pages. Danny Schwendener (Switzerland) is our volunteer webmaster. We also appreciate the support of ImproWare AG (Switzerland) for their support of the World Scouting Internet webpages and related matters. The Bureau continues to distribute Scoutpak to all members, usually once per month. Notification about the contents of each Scoutpak is also sent by email. As resources allow, we will be making more of WOSM’s publications available electronically. Mark Clayton is the Director of Public Relations and Communication. The position of editorial assistant remains vacant. Since January 1999 we have been very glad to have the volunteer assistance of Sarah Mitchell (USA), a young Baden-Powell Fellow with Scouting background who is living in Geneva for a year. s The World Scout Bureau appointed Ray Saunders as its first full-time Director of Information Technology from 1 October 1998. Ray had previously served as the European Region's Director of Communications. His appointment reflects an increasing dependence on new technologies in the work of all of the Bureau’s offices. In November 1998, Ray assisted at the 1st Asia-Pacific Regional Workshop on Information Technology, held in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Immediately thereafter, he travelled on to the Asia-Pacific regional office in Manila, where he reviewed the information technology needs and implemented a programme of necessary upgrades which have ensured a more efficient operation locally and provided Internet access for all staff. Technical support was also extended to the European Region during the period of the relocation of its existing office in Brussels and the establishment of a new office in Geneva. As a result, the two offices are able to communicate rapidly and economically. Recent improvements carried out on our computer network in Geneva bring us closer to creating an intranet, thus making it possible to link the various computer networks in our regional offices directly with our headquarters. In recent years the World Scout Bureau has had insufficient financial resources available to maintain its computers and networks at optimal levels. With this in mind, a major project was prepared to update our computers and software, particularly in the area of accounting and financial management. A significant grant was received from the United States Fund for International Scouting and this project is being implemented. s This service coordinated preparations for the following world events: 35th World Scout Conference (South Africa), 7th World Scout Youth Forum (South Africa), 20th World Scout Jamboree (Thailand), and 11th World Scout Moot (Mexico). The 19th World Scout Jamboree held in Chile received extensive assistance for planning, implementation and evaluation of the event, working in close coordination with the Interamerican Region office in Santiago. It also supported the organizers of the 2nd General Assembly of the World Scout Parliamentary Union (WSPU) in the Philippines in August 1997.

Information Technology

Relationships and Special Events

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Relationships and Special Events

In cooperation with the regional offices, the service has been assisting national Scout organizations working towards recognition by WOSM. nine new members were recognized at the last World Scout Conference, and ten have become members since then. Assistance was also given to the creation of the new Eurasia Region and the acquisition and opening of its new Scout centre in the Crimea. The service maintains relations with organizations granted consultative status by the World Scout Committee, including ISGF, ICCS, IUMS and WSPU. The International Link of Orthodox Scouts (DESMOS) was added in 1998. A new Inter-faith Scout Task Force was formed and met twice in Geneva and once in Chile. It promotes the spiritual dimension in Scouting, and interreligious dialogue in a spirit of tolerance and peace. It was instrumental in coordinating religious aspects at the World Scout Jamboree in Chile. The World Organization’s cooperation with the United Nations system has expanded and increased. Highlights include: • WOSM status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations has been upgraded to the top level for non-governmental organizations. • A team of volunteer representatives based in Geneva, Nairobi, New York, Paris, Rome, and Vienna maintain contact with the United Nations offices in those cities. • Scouting was closely involved with the 3rd World Youth Forum of the UN system, and also in the 1st World Conference of Youth Ministers in Portugal in 1998. • Seventy UN agencies, international governmental and non-governmental organizations were actively involved in the Global Development Village at the 19th World Scout Jamboree in Chile. WOSM’s important partnership with UNESCO was recognized on the occasion of its 50th anniverary by the presentation of a medal to Jacques Moreillon, Secretary General of WOSM. Jean Cassaigneau is Director of Relationships and Special Events. s The World Scout Bureau is incorporated in Switzerland as the Association Bureau Mondial du Scoutisme (World Scout Bureau, Inc.), which is directed by a council of up to 11 members. The Chairman, Vice-Chairman, Treasurer and Legal Advisor of the World Scout Committee are ex-officio members, with John Beresford (UK), Bruce Garnsey (Australia), Henning Mysager (Denmark), E.F. “Bud” Reid (USA), Gustavo Vollmer (Venezuela), and Neil Westaway (Australia) being the present co-opted members. This key legal body of the World Organization meets, in accordance with Swiss law, at least once a year. The annual business meeting handles current affairs such as budgets, leases, contracts, etc. This association delegates some of its powers to the Secretary General, who is its secretary. Another legal body is the Fondation en Faveur du Personnel du Bureau Mondial du Scoutisme, which is responsible for the employees’ pension plan. It is controlled by a committee of four members, two representing the employer and two representing the employees.

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s The World Scout Foundation’s financial support to the World Organization of the Scout Movement is once again increasing. In the difficult periods of 1995/96 and 1996/97, mainly due to a drop in the investment market, the Foundation was obliged to substantially reduce its annual grants to the World Organization. The grant for 1997/98 was 1.1 million Swiss Francs (Sfr.), which almost reached the previous high point. The grant for 1998/99, which will be announced in Durban, is expected to set a new record. The World Scout Foundation is now in its 30th year. It was founded in 1969 with an initial capital of Sfr10,000 and today it has almost Sfr50 million. s During two-year term when Klaus Jacobs was Chairman of the Foundation, from September 1996 to September 1998, more than Sfr3 million was raised for the World Scout Foundation, including some earmarked amounts for special projects of the World Scout Organization. This was an exceptional feat due to an exceptional chairman, but also thanks to great team work of all World Scout Foundation board members and staff. s The Fellowship provides the main source of the Foundation’s capital which is invested in an endowment fund. At 19 May 1999, there are 1,127 Baden Powell Fellows from 63 countries. In May 1998, the new Honours Programme for Baden-Powell Fellows was created under the leadership of Geoff Lee (Australia), a member of the Fundraising Committee. The Honours Programme encourages additional contributions from members of the Baden-Powell World Fellowship. There are three giving levels for the Honours Programme: the Benefactors Circle to recognize cumulative donations of US$25,000; the International Circle for donations of US$50,000 and the Chairman’s Circle for donations of US$100,000 and more. As of 1 May 1999, the Honours Programme has raised almost US$600,000 in new donations; pledges bring the total to more than US$1 million. There are 42 members of the Benefactors Circle, 19 of the International Circle, and 20 in the Chairman’s circle. s In an effort to encourage greater participation in the affairs of the Foundation, Baden-Powell World Fellowship Chapters have been created in: Athens, Ireland, Japan, Thailand, and London. Some meet regularly and are actively involved in events of the Foundation.



Baden-Powell World Fellowship
and the Honours Programme

Fellowship Chapters

His Majesty King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden, the Honorary President of the World Scout Foundation speaks with Betty Clay, the only surviving child of Scouting’s Founder Robert Baden-Powell, during a Scout cooking demonstration prior to the Royal Gala in London. Klaus J. Jacobs, then Chairman of the World Scout Foundation is on the right, and George Purdy, Chief Scout of the United Kingdom is beside Mrs. Clay.
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s Between 1996 and 1999, four recognition ceremonies were organized and attended by the Honorary President, H.M. King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden. • Bangkok, Thailand - September 1996 - 36 new B-P Fellows recognized • Tokyo, Japan - September 1996 - 29 new B-P Fellows recognized • Atlanta, USA - September 1997 - 38 new B-P Fellows Recognized • Munich, Germany - September 1998 - 19 new Fellows were recognized, and 21 Fellows were welcomed into Circles of the Honours Programme. Fellowship events are organized with the assistance of national Scout organizations and normally provide all participants with the opportunity to see local Scouting in action. s A Royal Scout Gala took place at the Natural History Museum in London in May 1998. It was organized in conjunction with The Scout Association and attended by the Patron of The Scout Association, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, accompanied by HRH The Duke of Edinburgh; the President of the World Scout Foundation, His Majesty The King of Sweden; and the President of The Scout Association, HRH The Duke of Kent. Special guests included Their Majesties King Constantine and Queen Anne-Marie; the Founder’s only living child, The Honourable Mrs. Betty Clay, OBE, and her husband Gervas Clay - both Baden-Powell Fellows. Fundraising for the gala, led by the Foundation’s Chairman Klaus J. Jacobs resulted in donations to the endowment fund exceeding Sfr600,000. s Four World Scouting television spots were produced and aired internationally on CNN and on several national television networks, including in Germany as support to the fundraising event in Munich. In addition, the World Scouting web pages on the Internet were totally redesigned, and a substantial amount of information about the World Scout Foundation was added. Support for these projects was obtained by Klaus Jacobs from Siemens AG in Germany.

The Royal Gala

Fundraising publicity

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Patron of The Scout Association, speaks with some of the Scouts who helped organize the gala event in London in May 1998. Page 42
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s The Foundation’s operating budget includes income from sales of the World Scout Knife and the World Scout Badge. Since the last World Scout Conference the Foundation has received Sfr10,000 from Wenger SA, the Swiss manufacturers of the World Scout knife. Voluntary donations totalling Sfr305,655 based on sales of the World Scout badge, were received from Scout associations in Australia, Canada, Denmark, Fiji, Germany, Ireland, Japan, South Africa, Sweden, the UK and the USA. s During the last three years, the Foundation’s assets have risen from a little over Sfr34 million to almost Sfr50 million in 1999, the largest increase in the history of the Foundation. These assets include the permanently invested capital endowment fund in Switzerland and funds held on behalf of the Foundation in Australia, Canada and Germany. The Foundation’s goal is to reach a Sfr100 million endowment before the centenary of Scouting in 2007.

Other income


50 (Millions of Swiss Francs) 40 30 20 10 0

s The excellent investment results and good fundraising enabled the Foundation to increase its grant to WOSM to Sfr1.1 million in 1997/98. It is anticipated that the results in 1998/99 will allow the grant to again be increased for this fiscal year. The grant from the World Scout Foundation represents almost 25 percent of the World Scout Bureau’s annual budget.

Grants to WOSM

1.4 (Millions of Swiss Francs) 1.2 1 0.8 0.6 0.4 0.2 0

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s At the 34th Board Meeting in Tokyo, Japan, in October 1996, actingChairman Sven Erik Ragnar (Sweden) handed over the chairmanship to Klaus J. Jacobs (Switzerland) for a period of two years, in accordance with a modification made to the Foundation’s Deed in 1996. In September 1998, Chairman-elect Suk-Won Kim (Korea) had to decline the Chairmanship due to the economic crisis in Asia. At its meeting in Munich, Germany, the Board elected Howard E. Kilroy (Ireland) as Chairman. s The following members were elected to the Board of the Foundation: Thamnoon Wanglee (Thailand) 1997; Eberhard von Koerber (Switzerland) 1998; Lars Kolind (Denmark) 1998. s Under the Chairmanship of John R. Donnell, Jr., the Investment Committee oversees the Foundation’s capital investments, giving guidelines to the investment managers of its two banks in Geneva: Lombard Odier & Cie., and Pictet & Cie. s In 1997 a Fundraising Committee was created to formulate and put into action new fundraising techniques, including the Honours Programme for Baden-Powell Fellows, and a Bequest Stimulation Programme. The Chairmanship of this committee was entrusted to Howard Kilroy, who, upon becoming Chairman of the World Scout Foundation, appointed Eberhard von Koerber as Chairman of the Fundraising Committee. s In January 1998, the Executive Committee decided to form an Audit Committee to work closely with the Foundation’s external auditors. Frederick O. Ogunlana (Nigeria) was appointed Chairman. This committee works in conjunction with the new Audit Committee of the World Scout Committee. s The World Scout Foundation appointed Arthur Anderson & Company as its auditors beginning with the fiscal year 1998/99 which closed at the end of March 1999. They have also been appointed auditors for the World Scout Bureau, including its regional offices. Working closely with the volunteer members of the Board, the administration of the Foundation and Baden-Powell World Fellowship continues to be the responsibility of Doreen Taillens, Executive Secretary, with the assistance of part-time secretary, Anna-Maria Vignuda. Since July 1998, the Foundation has employed Helen Williams as administrative assistant to give support for new fundraising programmes, primarily the Honours Programme.

New Board Members Investment Committee

Fundraising Committee

Audit Committee


Howard Kilroy (Ireland) was elected Chairman of the World Scout Foundation in September 1998, succeeding Klaus J. Jacobs (Switzerland). He is pictured trying his hand with a branding iron at a Scout camp in Munich, Germany during a visit by members of the Baden-Powell World Fellowship. Page 44
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s As noted elsewhere in this report, close relationships continue to be maintained with our sister organization, the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts. s Many international organizations maintain close links with Scouting and the World Scout Committee, which has granted them consultative status, in accordance with Article XIII.9 of the WOSM Constitution. The following organizations have consultative status with WOSM: • International Catholic Conference of Scouting (ICCS) • International Link of Orthodox Scouts (DESMOS) • International Scout and Guide Fellowship (ISGF) • International Union of Muslim Scouts (IUMS) • World Scout Parliamentary Union (WSPU) Some of these organizations have all of their members in WOSM: ICCS, IUMS, and DESMOS, while ISGF and WSPU members are not necessarily members of WOSM national Scout organizations. s During the period under review, special emphasis has been placed on exchanges and cooperation with the following organizations: • United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). A Memorandum of Understanding was signed in 1995, and cooperation continues on a variety of projects. • UNESCO was the main guest at the Global Development Village at the World Scout Jamboree in Chile. Details of their extensive involvement are reported on page 6 and 7. • UNICEF. An agreement for the promotion of Oral Rehydration Therapy (ORT) has been signed and as a result, several national Scout organizations have implemented national programmes. • UNFPA Projects of cooperation are under way in a number of countries on the subject of Family Life Education. • World Health Organization (WHO). Programmes and projects on the family and reproductive health are being implemented in several countries; there are also several projects with street children, substance abuse, and leprosy; cooperation is also under way with WHO and UNAIDS on AIDS education and prevention for young people. • Handicap International and WOSM are working closely on the AntiPersonnel Mines campaign. • The Habitat secretariat, with whom WOSM has been involved in an NGO network in a consultation of youth movements. • With Rotary International, WOSM is encouraging Scouters who are Rotarians to undertake local projects, and join the International Federation of Scouting Rotarians. • Cooperation with other organizations continue on a regular basis. These include: FAO, International Bureau of Education (IBE), International Red Cross (IFRC), International Labour Office (ILO), AHM Leprosy Relief, Worldwide Fund for Nature (WWF), American Field Service (AFS). • WOSM is also working with The World Alliance of Young Men’s Christian Associations (YMCA), the World Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA), The International Award Association, and the International Youth Foundation (IYF) on a programme to jointly promote greater awareness of the importance of non-formal education of young people.
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WORKING WITH OTHERS, continued Our partners at the Jamboree Inter-faith task force United Nations representatives
s The close cooperation established between WOSM and 70 international governmental and non-governmental organizational partners in the realization of the third Global Development Village, organized at the 19th World Scout Jamboree in Chile in December 1998 - January 1999, also deserves a special mention. s An Inter-faith task force was formed with the international bodies of the main religions represented in Scouting, including: Anglican, Buddhist, Catholic, Hindu, Jewish, Mormon, Muslim, Orthodox, and Protestant Scouts. s WOSM has volunteer representatives accredited at the key United Nations offices around the world: New York: John M. Coughlin Paris: Jocelyne Gendrin John J. Oros Robert Wilmes Rome: Paolo Rozera Vienna: Rupert Schildböck We thank these respresentatives for their help. In Geneva and Nairobi where the World Scout Bureau has offices, WOSM is represented by staff members and local volunteer Scout leaders.

So others will know us...

s Working with others is an important concept in Scouting, and to do so it helps to be visible to others. In this world where so many people are or have been Scouts, it is common to pass them unknowingly in everyday travels, business and social activities. The WORLD SCOUT PIN was introduced in 1997 to: 1) help improve the visibility of Scouting, 2) increase the awareness that Scouting is worldwide, and that all Scouts in the world share much in common. Wearing the standard World Scout pin has long been a way to proclaim one’s pride in Scouting. It can start conversations, open doors, create friendships, etc. “By adding the words WORLD SCOUT, even more people will understand the significance of our universal emblem,” explained Frankie Roman, Chairman of the World Scout Committee, originator of the idea, and a great Rotarian who knows the value of wearing the Rotary pin. The new pins can be ordered from SCORE international. Special prices are available for developing countries.

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* at May 18, 1999 Algeria _______________ 10,045 Angola ________________ 5,600 Argentina _____________ 45,772 Armenia _________________ 757 Australia _____________ 111,771 Austria _______________ 16,451 Bahamas _______________ 3,173 Bahrain ________________ 1,820 Bangladesh _________ 1,178,200 Barbados ______________ 3,041 Belarus ________________ 7,500 Belgium ______________ 93,232 Belize _________________ 1,643 Benin ________________ 19,605 Bolivia ________________ 7,269 Botswana ______________ 4,660 Brazil ________________ 59,605 Brunei Darussalam ______ 2,617 Bulgaria _______________ 2,000 Burkina Faso __________ 10,165 Burundi _______________ 6,661 Cameroon _____________ 6,535 Canada ______________ 252,982 Central African Rep. _____ 7,000 Chad __________________ 2,850 Chile _________________ 35,180 China, Scouts of _______ 68,673 Colombia _____________ 18,429 Comoros _______________ 2,200 Congo, The Democratic Rep. of the _________ 62,842 Costa Rica ____________ 11,729 Côte d’Ivoire ___________ 6,436 Croatia ________________ 3,862 Cyprus ________________ 6,183 Czech Republic ________ 26,481 Denmark _____________ 52,549 Dominica ______________ 1,100 Dominican Republic _____ 3,200 Ecuador _______________ 5,536 Egypt ________________ 74,598 El Salvador _____________ 4,180 Estonia ________________ 1,131 Ethiopia __________________  Fiji ____________________ 4,781 Finland _______________ 30,545 France _______________ 116,181 Gabon ________________ 3,835 Gambia _______________ 14,134 Georgia _______________ 1,063 Germany ____________ 132,593 Ghana _________________ 2,311 Greece _______________ 20,700 Grenada _______________ 1,052 Guatemala _____________ 7,247 Guinea ________________ 3,470 Guyana __________________ 294 Haiti __________________ 9,859 Honduras ______________ 4,319 Hong Kong ___________ 53,049 Hungary ______________ 13,261 Iceland ________________ 1,808 India _______________ 1,963,266 Indonesia ___________ 9,896,357 Iran, Islamic Rep. of ________  Iraq __________________ 12,000 Ireland _______________ 41,369 Israel _________________ 21,920 Italy _________________ 111,474 Jamaica ________________ 4,423 Japan _______________ 233,436 Jordan ________________ 14,238 Kenya _______________ 178,743 Kiribati ________________ 1,798 Korea, Rep. of ________ 269,272 Kuwait ________________ 4,861 Latvia _________________ 1,203 Lebanon _______________ 8,450 Lesotho __________________ 371 Liberia _________________ 2,418 Libyan Arab Jamahiriya _ 11,523 Liechtenstein _____________ 484 Lithuania ______________ 1,500 Luxembourg ___________ 5,787 Macedonia, The former Yugoslav Republic of _ 3,443 Madagascar ____________ 8,857 Malaysia ______________ 96,409 Maldives _______________ 4,543 Malta __________________ 2,747 Mauritania _____________ 1,779 Mauritius ______________ 3,009 Mexico _______________ 59,531 Moldova, Republic of ____ 1,540 Monaco __________________ 67 Mongolia ______________ 6,623 Morocco ______________ 12,304 Namibia _______________ 1,378 Nepal ________________ 25,680 Netherlands ___________ 60,262 New Zealand __________ 31,341 Nicaragua ______________ 2,298 Niger __________________ 2,379 Nigeria _______________ 46,701 Norway _______________ 17,289 Oman _________________ 9,495 Pakistan _____________ 441,677 Palestinian Authority ___ 19,645 Panama ________________ 2,483 Papua New Guinea ________ 939 Paraguay ________________ 682 Peru _________________ 12,276 Philippines __________ 3,491,911 Poland ______________ 179,537 Portugal ______________ 53,287 Qatar __________________ 5,096 Romania _______________ 4,930 Rwanda _______________ 5,479 Saint Lucia _______________ 498 Saint Vincent and The Grenadines ______ 1,017 San Marino _______________ 200 Saudi Arabia __________ 19,267 Senegal ________________ 5,882 Sierra Leone ____________ 7,963 Singapore _____________ 11,290 Slovakia _______________ 4,510 Slovenia _______________ 6,624 South Africa ___________ 19,671 Spain _________________ 92,284 Sri Lanka _____________ 25,288 Sudan ________________ 13,550 Suriname ______________ 2,601 Swaziland ______________ 4,994 Sweden _______________ 67,536 Switzerland ___________ 54,522 Syrian Arab Republic ___ 11,073 Tajikistan ______________ 1,100 Tanzania, United Republic of _________ 49,993 Thailand ____________ 1,206,693 Togo _________________ 15,759 Trinidad & Tobago ______ 5,553 Tunisia _______________ 40,920 Turkey _______________ 11,212 Uganda _______________ 65,152 United Arab Emirates ____ 5,824 United Kingdom ______ 579,696 United States ________ 6,044,070 Uruguay _______________ 4,510 Venezuela ____________ 12,371 Yemen Arab Rep. _______ 6,481 Yugoslavia ____________ 12,080 Zambia ________________ 3,031 Zimbabwe _____________ 5,855 Total membership: 28,485,165

Membership in the 151 countries shown above represents only the members of the World Organization of the Scout Movement, which in most countries includes boys and girls. In some countries the national organization is larger than indicated here because it includes girls who are members of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts.
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As at 19 May 1999, under some form or another, Scouting exists in 216 countries and territories. There are 151 countries where Scouting is internationally recognized (including members and accredited national Scout organizations). There are 26 main territories where Scouting exists, often as overseas branches of member Scout organizations. There are 36 countries where Scouting exists (be it embryonic or widespread) but where there is no national Scout organization which is yet a member of WOSM. These countries are: Albania Antigua and Barbuda* Azerbaijan Bhutan Bosnia and Herzegovina Cambodia Cape Verde Congo Djibouti Equatorial Guinea Eritrea Guinea-Bissau Kazakstan Kyrgyzstan Malawi Mali Marshall Islands* Micronesia, Federated States of* Mozambique Nauru Palau Russian Federation Saint Kitts and Nevis* Samoa Sao Tome and Principe Seychelles Solomon Islands* Somalia Tonga* Turkmenistan Tuvalu* Ukraine Uzbekistan Vanuatu* Viet Nam

* In these independent countries, there is a Scout Association which is a branch of a WOSM member.

WOSM maintains official contacts with the Scouts of Macau, an associate member of the Asia-Pacific Scout Region, and with the Scouts of the Netherlands Antilles, an associate member of the Interamerican Scout Region. There are seven countries where Scouting, to WOSM's knowledge, does not presently exist; in some it would not be allowed. These are: Afghanistan, Andora, People’s Republic of China, Cuba, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, and Myanmar.

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Jean-Luc Bertrand, Jean Cassaigneau, Mark Clayton, Jesus Inostroza, Jean-Pierre Isbendjian, Philippe Missotte, the Scout Association of Mongolia, Boy Scouts of Nippon, Samantha Pijollet-Hall, A.C. Poujoulat, Jean-Pierre Pouteau.

4. 5. 7. 10. 14. 19. 22. 27. 28. 32. 34. 41. 42. 44. 46. Mark Clayton Photo Bacalian, Genève Mark Clayton Jesus Inostroza (lower right) Jean-Pierre Isbendjian Mark Clayton Mark Clayton Association des Scouts du Rwanda (right) Elena Galadjiy Alexander Bondar Jean-Luc Bertrand Jesus Inostroza Mark Clayton (left) Joe Little Joe Little Mark Clayton Mark Clayton

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