On 12 June each year, people around the world mark World Day Against Child Labour (WDACL) by joining hands to raise public and political awareness to build the campaign to end it. The theme of WDACL 2013 is child labour in domestic work. Once again, World Scouting and International Labour Organization's (ILO - of the United Nations) join forces to organise activities and events to raise awareness and mobilise action around the world. Of an estimated 15.5 million children engaged in paid or unpaid domestic work in the home of a third party or employer, 10.5 million are estimated to be in child labour either because they are below the legal minimum age for admission to employment or because their work is regarded as hazardous. These children are particularly vulnerable to abuse: their work is often hidden from the public eye, they may be isolated and they may be working far away from their family home.
Sir William Garth Morrison, former member of the World Scout Committee, passed away on 24 May 2013 after a brief period of illness. Garth was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, on 8 April 1943. He was Chief Scout of The Scout Association (United Kingdom) from 1988 to 1996, and served as a member of the World Scout Committee from 1992 to 2002. He was a Baden-Powell Fellow and was awarded the Bronze Wolf in 2004.
Del 3 al 5 de mayo de 2013 se realizó el Seminario Regional de Rama Mayor (la rama mayor comprende las unidades comunidad de caminantes y comunidad rover, o las denominaciones equivalentes en cada OSN para el rango de edad de 15 a 21 años).
El II Foro Nacional de Jóvenes de Guatemala organizado por el Comité Coordinador de la Red de Jóvenes (RDJ), fue un evento que cumplió todas sus expectativas. Se llevó a cabo en el sábado 11 y domingo 12 de mayo en San Jorge Muxbal (Guatemala), con 39 participantes scout jóvenes, hombres y mujeres de distintos Grupos, y un equipo organizador de 5 personas.
En la ciudad de Recife-Pernambuco, se celebró los días 26, 27 y 28 de Abril el XIX Congresso Escoteiro Nacional (Asamblea Nacional), con la asistencia de más de 300 representantes de todo las regiones del país.