Bhutan Scouts Association mourned with the rest of Bhutanese after seven young boys aged 10 to 14 years of age, including three Scouts, died when a gush of water of Wangchu river washed them away on 26th July 2009.
After a thorough screening on nine nominations received for the 4th APR Award for Outstanding Scouts, five names were selected for the final round of interview to be held at the beginning of the 23rd Asia-Pacific Regional Scout Conference come October this year in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
The Vice President of the Government of Maldives Dr. Mohamed Waheed Hassan Manik has called upon Scouts to be active and to be more aware of global danger of climate change, environment and drug abuse as challenges for today’s youth.
The Jamboree Organizing Committee (JOC) of the 26th APR Scout Jamboree held its fourth preparatory meeting from 28th to 29th July 2009 at Mt. Makiling, in Los Baños, Laguna.
To strengthen the bond between former Scouts and Guides, the Malaysia (Fellowship of Former Scouts and Guides) FOFSAG, organized the International Scouts and Guides Fellowship (ISGF) Asia-Pacific Regional Gathering on 17h to 20th July 2009 in Pahang, Malaysia.
More than 1,000 Scouts from 24 provinces in Indonesia participated in the cultural camp organized by Gerakan Pramuka (GP) national headquarters with the Indonesian Culture and Tourism Department from 21st to 25th June 2009 at the Pancer Door, a beach resort in Pacitan, east of Java.
Scouts Australia officially launched one of its most remote Scout Groups in a simple ceremony on 8th May 2009 in the Kimberley region of western Australia.
Since its admission to the World Scouting last year, the National Association of Cambodian Scouts (NACS) continues to make a steady progress, credited to having a balance national team of volunteers, leaders and young adults who share commitment of bringing high quality Scouting in Cambodia.
Amidst the beautiful display of fireworks and aboriginal dance, Scouts of China's Cub Scouts choir inaugurated the first World Jamboree for Ethnic Chinese Scouts on 4th July 2009 at the scenic Wusanto Reservior in Tainan City, south of Taiwan.
A group of German Scouts initiated a project called “Book Bridge Mongolia” which aims to fill the lack of English textbooks that will significantly help young people of Mongolia in their educational development.
To provide opportunity for young people to get more involved in decisions making and to interact with other Scouts from overseas, the National Scout Organization of Thailand (NSOT) organized the 2nd Thailand International Scout Youth Forum 2009 at the Phuket Scout Camp, Phuket Thailand from 10th – 15th June 2009.
Scouts from Lalitpur district Scout headquarters, headed by Nepal Scouts Commissioner Shree Ram Lamichhane, organized a blood donation campaign on 15th June 2009 at the central area of Lalitpur to help hospitals in Katmandu, Nepal, that are facing blood shortage.
The “Committee NSO Visit” (CNV) is the third of a series of activities happening in Mongolia from 17th to 19th June 2009 at the capital, Ulaanbaatar.
Six months after joining the Ticket to Life project, the Scout Association of Mongolia (SAM) is now forming its second Scout Troop to engage more and more children into Scouting.
Using seed capital from the funds of the association, the Scout Association of Mongolia (SAM) has built a Scout community centre in Bayangol within the capital city of Ulaanbaatar, to bring Scouting closer to the community.
A total of 49 participants from 22 Scout districts in Sri Lanka successfully completed the 9th National Course for Assistant Leader Trainers at the MAS Institute of Management and Technology in Thulhiriya, Sri Lanka from 8th to 14th June 2009.
The Scout Association of Mongolia (SAM) has taken a step forward by organizing the National Youth Programme Review Seminar from 12th to 15th June 2009 at the Nars Youth Centre, about 25 km west of Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.
More than 5,000 young Scouts and students were among the recipients of 2009 Scout Scholarship Award presented on 22 May 2009 at the national headquarters of Korea Scout Association having Kang Young Joong, President of Korea Scout Association, graced the awarding ceremony.
In the outskirts of Zamboanga City, an island in southern Philippines, a group of children living in make-shift shelters near a garbage dumpsite, found new things to do in Scouting other than sorting and selling garbage.
The regional team in charge of the Committee NSO Visit (CNV) had a highly productive meeting with the key leaders of the Scout Association of Japan (SAJ) from 1st to 3rd June 2009.
The three-day Asia-Pacific Regional Management Meeting from 26th to 28th May 2009 concluded that the review gives a bigger picture of how the region works for the overall organizational goals.
The Annual Council Meeting of the Boy Scouts of the Philippines (BSP) held on 19th to 21st May 2009 in Zamboanga city, in the southern part of the country, ended with two historical resolutions.
Regional Scout Committee Vice-Chairman Mohammed Ali Khalid along with members Fazlur Rahman, Prakorb Mukura and Dr Mohammed Mukhyuddin completed another successful Committee NSO Visit in Maldives from 10th to 12th May 2009.
The last week of April 2009 was dotted with a series of important events. Persekutuan Pengakap Malaysia (PPM) hosted two regional events, in conjunction with the celebration of the 100 years of Scouting in Malaysia.
After a three-year absence, Scouting was relaunched in the country after Timor Leste government signed a declaration on 20th April 2009, recognizing the existence of the Scout Association of Timor Leste or Uniao Nacional dos Escuteiros de Timor Leste (UNE-TL).
As the members of the Regional Scout Committee continue its “Committee NSO Visit” ensuring that high quality Scouting is implemented in National Scout Organizations in the Asia-Pacific Region, Papua New Guinea became their first stop in the South Pacific from 27th to 29th March 2009.