Scouts around the world are joining hands together this week to strengthen global forces against the number one cause of death for young people, road accidents. Annually, over 1.2 million people die on roads in a cause that can easily be tackled with joined up action. The Second UN Global Road Safety Week (every five years) is taking place from 6 to 12 May 2013. On 6 and 7 May, 30 Rover Scouts and leaders from 14 countries came together for a series of events at the United Nations premises in Geneva on the invitation of Scouting Ireland, Scouts of Greece and the Greek-Hellenic Road Safety Institute ‘Panos Mylonas’. The events were supported and hosted by the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE). 2011 to 2020 is also the ‘Decade of Action for Road Safety’ promoted by the United Nations.
The World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM) welcomes South Sudan as its latest member. The membership became official on 1 May 2013. The National Scout Organization, South Sudan Scout Association will be ceremonially welcomed at the 40th World Scout Conference in Slovenia (2014). World Scouting is one of the first global youth organisations to accept the full memebrship of South Sudan
On Saturday April 6 was held a banquet to celebrate the centenary of Scouting in The Bahamas.
The event had a large share of people belong and have belonged to The Scout Association of The Bahamas, plus personalities of other youth organizations (Boys Brigade, Girl Guides) and local government.
From February 15th to 17th a national workshop of Youth Programme was held in the city of Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic. The aim of this workshop was to unify criteria on Youth Programme relevant themes, identify the aspects that have generated more problems in its application, trying to find solutions to them.
With the enthusiastic participation of 25 trainers was held the second weekend of the Level 1 course (third wood badge bead) in the Scouts of El Salvador. From different populations and different groups, these trainers enjoyed together the second and final part of the course.