Empowering Young Adults
Rover Scouting, as the last age-group for young people, is a very important section for the Movement. If Scouting is to support the development of young people from adolescence into adulthood so that they can play a constructive role in society, the final age-section should provide a quality experience for young people that are relevant to their lives.
The 23rd APR Scout Conference endorsed “Young People” as a strategic priority area for the region. This strategic priority, among others, assists national Scout organizations in commencing or continuing regular youth programme review to improve the quality of Youth Programme, with emphasis on strengthening the Rover programme. One of the objectives of this strategic priority is "to assist national Scout organizations in developing a challenging and relevant Rover programme.” Therefore, we urge all NSOs to give due emphasis to this section in this triennium, initially by instituting a proper PROGRAMME for this section, which is currently missing in some NSOs.
JAMBOREE - what, who, where, when, why and how
First of its kind in the region, the guidebook is the product of long and in-depth research on organizing large scale Jamborees with facts and experiences drawn from world, regional and national Jamborees since 1920.
Why a Jamboree guidebook? It is essential to understand the origin, concept and objectives of a Jamboree in the midst of emerging technologies, evolving lifestyle of young people, and innovative youth activities.
Scouting for Boys
Scouting for Boys, written by Baden-Powell, Founder of the Scout Movement, was first published in 1908. More than ninety years after the first publication, Scouting for Boys is still much in circulation in many languages. The large and growing Scout population in the Asia-Pacific Region prompted the World Scout Bureau to have the book reprinted based largely on the World Brotherhood Edition.
With Scouting for Boys, we could rediscover how the Scout Movement was conceived by Baden Powell; how Scouting practices have evolved over time; and how the principles of Scouting remain widely relevant and applicable to young people all around the world.
Handbook for Leaders of the Scout Section
The creation of this book is to help Scout Leaders in using the Scout Method adaptable to the varying needs of young people within the Scout Movement. Included in this book are great number of photographs and illustrations of activities, making it very attractive and easy to understand. The book is published by the Inter-American Region and copies are available in World Scout Bureau/Asia-Pacific Regional office.
Rovering to Success
This 256-page book, available both in hardbound and softbound copy, gives an understanding on Rovering as a progressive journey from adolescence to adulthood, encompassing one's duty to God, others and self through the use of Scout method. This reprinted copy of Rovering to Success book by Lord Baden Powell, serves to commemorate the work of the Founder in the occassion of the Golden Jubilee of the Asia-Pacific Region in 2006 and World Scouting Centenary in 2007.
APR Youth Fund
The APR Youth Fund allows young people the opportunity to participate in the Regional Scout Committee or Sub-Committee where they are members. The fund is a way of assisting national Scout organizations in providing financial assistance to elected members of the Young Adult Members Group and other young people to participate in relevant regional meetings and events. To know more about the fund, download the APR Youth Fund Guideline, click here.