APR Scout Foundation open new opportunities for young people
Coinciding with the celebration of the International Youth Day and the Centenary of Rover Scouting, the APR Scout Foundation launched its youth membership category at The Plaza Restaurant in Macau on Sunday, August 12.
The APR Scout Foundation Management Committee currently chaired by Dr. Chao Shou-Po, former chairman of the APR Scout Committee, spearheaded the launch of the ‘youth membership’ category of the foundation.
“We are extending a new opportunity for young people who wish to contribute to the foundation, those who would want to actively support the Scout Movement by way of donating minimal amounts. With this membership, they will have a deeper understanding of fundraising. More importantly, we are empowering them to actively contribute to the growth of Scouting in the Asia-Pacific and supports its programs and thrusts,” said Chao.
Hosted by The Scout Association of Macau, the event was attended by more than 50 Scouts and Scout Leaders from Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, and Thailand. The World Scout Committee was represented by one of its Youth Advisors, Mr. Mori Cheng. Members of the APR Scout Foundation Management Committee were also present, along with key officials from World Scout Bureau’s Asia-Pacific Support Centre.
During the launch, the first 25 applicants for membership of the APR Scout Foundation under the new-fangled youth membership category were recognised - 20 youth members from The Scout Association of Macau and five youth members from The Scout Association of Hong Kong. In addition to this, three new adult members from Macau were also recognised, while two adult members from the National Scout Organization of Thailand upgraded their membership status.
Application for the youth membership category was opened as early as 12 July 2018. To date, a total of 45 young people have already registered as youth members of the APR Scout Foundation, most of which are from Hong Kong, Macau, Myanmar and India.
With reports from S. Prassanna Shrivastava and Leonisa L. Capinlac of the World Scout Bureau Asia-Pacific Support Centre