The World Scout Youth Forum provides an opportunity for young members of World Scouting to discuss and express their views on issues of interest to them. Through preparing inputs and making recommendations to the World Scout Conference and to the World Scout Committee, to which the Forum is linked, participants will develop the skills necessary to strengthen their capacity to take part in decision-making processes.
The World Scout Conference is the governing body, the "general assembly" of Scouting, and is composed of all the members of the World Organization: the National Scout Organizations.
Its function is to consider the policy and standards of the Scout Movement throughout the world, formulate the general policy of the World Organization, and take the action required to further the purpose of the Movement.
The World Scout Jamboree is the largest regular event organised by the Scout Movement.
It takes place every four years in a different country. It is above all an educational event to promote peace and understanding among young people all over the world.
The World Scout Moot is a gathering of members of senior branches of National Scout Associations (traditionally called Rovers) and other young adult members.
Useful ideas, advice and information from national Scout leaders who, in a series of interviews, have shared how their Organizations took a strategic approach to the Centenary of Scouting.
Resources and activities which can be used for national centenaries and moments of celebration.
A resource to help Scouts build on the success and learning from the world-level Centenary projects considering: vision and objectives, thinking strategically, communicating effectively, adapting to the local reality and challenging yourselves.
Documents, information and activity resources related to the 2007 Centenary of Scouting, including: Gifts for Peace, Scouting's Sunrise, Join-in-Centenary, Centenary news, Jamboree and International Congress.
You can still access the centennial Gifts for Peace projects at: http://giftsforpeace.scout.org
The Web edition of this database is sorted by date. Use the hyperlinks in the top of this page to jump to the beginning of a year. Alternatively, click on List by Country to get an overview of all events sorted by country or use the 'Search events' link to search for a specific event.
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Find out all about WOSM's largest world-wide event.
Welcome to our on-line library. Here you can find all sorts of programme resource material. It can be used to prepare your JOTA weekend or for other occasions, e.g. large summer camps.
WOSM's voice on the air
The amateur radio station of the World Scout Bureau will be on the air from Geneva on all short-wave and VHF bands during the full JOTA weekend with the Bureau’s call sign HB9S. In addition, HB9S uses the Echolink network to connect to distant radio stations.
Weekly or monthly nets exist in which licensed Scouts meet on the air:
Amateur radio stations have been set up at each World Scout Jamboree since 1957. They provided a live-link from the Jamboree to the home countries of the participants, directly over short-wave radio. For many years, this was the only direct contact back home a Scout could have.
The World Jamboree radio stations provided a glimpse of the Jamboree live to other Scouts world-wide as part of the Join-in-Jamboree programme. Ths station team also ran daily programmes for the Scouts on the Jamboree site. To many of them, their first encounter with short-wave radio.
A radio-scouting seminar is held in Europe every 3 or 4 years. Participants from all over Europe discuss JOTA organisation, devise further policies and exchange radio-scouting ideas and views. Participants are National JOTA Organisers, International Commisioners and National team members.
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The second World Scout Interreligious Symposium (WSIS) was held at the Fo Guang Shan Temple, Kaoshiung, Taiwan, from Friday 5 May to Monday 8 May 2006 (arrivals on Thursday 4 May and departures on Tuesday 9 May).
The 1st World Scout Education Congress will bring people together to share, discuss and debate the experiences and expertise in Youth Programme and Adult Resources, from over 200 countries and territories where the Movement exists. The event will also invite inputs, from experts in the theory of education and from representatives of other youth organisations offering educational programmes, to give their perspectives.