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Pre-Conference Workshops

  • 1. Jan 2008

On Sunday, 13th of July, there will be five specialised workshops taking place in advance of the World Scout Conference in Korea. These Workshops will take place in the afternoon at ICC Jeju. While three of the workshops will be on Youth Programme, one will be on Scouting's Profile (Strategic Priority 7) and one on Registration Fees.

Significant progress has been made in each of the areas covered by the workshops on Sunday, which will be reported at the Conference. With active participation from National Scout Organizations we are anticipating detailed discussions on the specific topics during these workshops.

The working language for the workshops will be English and informal translation support in other languages may be available.

Venue: The International Conference Centre, Jeju Island.
Time: Sunday 13 July, 14.00 – 17.00 (except Workshop 5 which will finish at 15h30)

The Five Workshops being offered are (for details, see below):

The Rover Scout Programme and the Scouts of the World Award
Education for All – Reaching out to young people who are not involved in Scouting
Environment Education in Scouting and the World Scout Environment Badge
Scouting's Profile
Registration Fees
Workshop 1: The Rover Scout Programme and the Scouts of the World Award
Date/Time: Sunday 13 July 2008, 14.00 – 17.00 hours

Aim: To present the new Guidelines on the Rover Scout Programme to National Scout Organizations and demonstrate how the Scouts of the World Award can be implemented within the Rover Scout Programme.

Description: For Rover Scouts their most important challenge is to find their own way in life. They have to enter the job market and start a professional career; they have to prepare themselves for this and build and maintain positive relationships with both genders and with people of different ages. Finally, they have to learn how to take responsibilities in their communities as active citizens at local, national and international levels. Guidelines for the Rover Scout Section have been developed and these will be presented in this workshop with the Scouts of the World Award; which is an award to help young people become active citizens in their local, national and international communities.

Target Audience: National Programme Commissioners, Commissioners responsible for the Rover Scout age-range, Rover Scouts, Scouts aged 18-25.

This workshop will be led by João Armando Gonçalves (Portugal), Chairman of the Adolescents and Young Adults Task Team and supported by Andrés Morales, Unit Manager, Adolescents and Young Adults.

Workshops Outline & Registration Form (.pdf) 120.87 kB
Workshops Outline & Registration Form (.doc) 268.00 kB
Workshop 2: Education for All – Reaching out to young people who are not involved in Scouting
Date/Time: Sunday 13 July 2008, 14.00 – 17.00 hours

Aim: To present the new Guidelines on Scouting for young people with Special Needs and Scouting for Children in Especially Difficult Circumstances and to encourage NSOs to set up programmes to reach out to disadvantaged young people in their communities.

Description: Participants will be encouraged to share experiences and strategies with other adults who share their passion in promoting our Founder's belief that Scouting is available to all young people. Come and be prepared to swop experiences, share ideas and dream about how Scouting can be extended to all young people as we commence our second 100 years.

Target Audience: National Programme Commissioners, Commissioners responsible for Community Development, Commissioners responsible for Scouting for young people with disabilities.

This workshop will be led by Peter Blatch (Australia), Chairman of the Education for All Task Team, supported by Srinath Tirumale Venugopal, Unit Manager, Education for All and Spiritual Development.

Workshops Outline & Registration Form (.pdf) 120.87 kB
Workshops Outline & Registration Form (.doc) 268.00 kB
Workshop 3: Environment Education in Scouting and the World Scout Environment Badge
Date/Time: Sunday 13 July 2008, 14.00 – 17.00 hours

Aim: To introduce Principles of Environment Education in Scouting and identify new opportunities for environment education through the Youth Programme, a proposed World Scout Environment Badge and SCENEs Centres. (Scout Centres of Excellence in Nature and the Environment).

Description: "Nature study is the key activity in Scouting and Guiding." - Baden Powell. The environment has always been an important part of the Scout Programme. Through a wide variety of outdoor activities Scouting provides opportunities for young people to experience and connect with the natural world. We need to ensure that Scouting also provides opportunities for young people to examine and understand the impact of their actions on both their local environment and the global environment. The environment is a truly global subject and Scouts is a truly global organisation. Through environmental education Scouting can really make a difference.

Target Audience: National Programme Commissioners, Commissioners responsible for the Environment, Scouts and Rover Scouts.

This workshop will be led by Lucy Mace (UK), Chairman of the Environment Education Task Team, supported by Rod Abson, Unit Manager, Environment Education and Information Management.

Workshops Outline & Registration Form (.pdf) 120.87 kB
Workshops Outline & Registration Form (.doc) 268.00 kB
Workshop 4: Scouting's Profile
Date/Time: Sunday 13 July 2008, 14.00 – 17.00 hours

Aim: To present the new World Scout Brand and explore the ways in which this unprecedented tool can contribute to a greater visibility of the Scout Movement while supporting our growth and development goals.

Description: Participants will have the opportunity to work with other delegates from all over the world on defining the best ways to communicate to external audiences the reality and potential of our Movement as an educational force and how to spread the right key messages to the media. Participants will also have the chance to learn about taking advantage of new technologies in order to better promote our Scout values, develop new networking frameworks, identify external partnership and even discover together new sources of income from the corporate sector.

Target audience: Chief Commissioners, decision makers and those with responsibilities in the area of Media and Communications of their NSO.

This workshop will be led by Mario Diaz Martinez (Spain), Member of the World Scout Committee, & Chairman of Branding and Communications Task Force, supported by Richard Amalvy, Director, Branding, Communications & Media.

Workshops Outline & Registration Form (.pdf) 120.87 kB
Workshops Outline & Registration Form (.doc) 268.00 kB
Workshop 5: Registration Fees
Date/Time: Sunday 13 July 2008, 14.00 – 15.30 hours

Aim: To present and clarify the revisions to the Registration Fee system being proposed to the 38th World Scout Conference. See Conference Document No. 10.

Description: Participants will have the opportunity to discuss and ask questions concerning the proposed revisions to the Registration Fee system as described in Conference Document No. 10. The system comprises attempts to take into account a number of factors which affect the ability of NSOs to pay their registration fees to WOSM and is therefore quite complex. This workshop will enable participants to understand the proposal better and the constraints which have to be taken into account.

Target audience: Conference delegates including those with specific knowledge and/or interest in financial matters.

This workshop will be chaired by Habibul Alam, member of the WSC and chairman of the Registration Fee task force, and led by Luc Panissod, Acting Secretary General, and other members of the Registration Fee Task Force.

Registration Fees Workshop Registration Form EN/FR 57.32 kB