ROVERS 100 launched at 2018 National Rover Conference
Rover Scouts from different areas gathered at the Fo Guang University (FGU) for the National Rover Conference (NRC) on 3-7 February 2018. NRC is being built as a best practice and a response to WOSM’s policies on Youth Programme and Youth Involvement. Rovers from Japan, Korea, Hong Kong and the Philippines joined the 144 Rovers including WOSM Youth Advisor Mori Cheng and Chairperson of Asia-Pacific Young Adult Member Group, Belinda Wang.
“Unlimited” is the theme of this year and discussions focused on the UN Sustainable Development Goals. NRC is a platform for young people to enhance their skills in decision-making at the institutional level of Scouting, to provide opportunities for Rovers to take part in youth involvement, and to discuss and express their opinions on different issues. Chairman & Chief Commissioner, Mr. Lin, Yu-Chang, said that the youth, being the power of the country, are offered avenues to practice teamwork, leadership, decision-making and appreciate global citizenship through the NRC.
Dr. Yung Chaur-Shin, President o FGU, offered the comfortable venue for this conference. He stressed on the unique nature of Scouting as non-formal education that complements formal education. Mori Chen said, “the NRC provided a perfect chance for Rovers from different areas to gather together and share their thoughts on Rover policies and provided them with the opportunity to exchange their ideas with other Rover Scouts in other countries! A place where Rovers can engage in decision making and decide the future direction of Rovers!” Rovers launched the ROVERS 100 CHALLENGES to celebrate the Rover Centenary with a focus on young people making impact on society. All challenges will culminate at the 2018 National Rover Moot to be held on 17 – 23 August 2018 in Tainan. – contributed by Sheng, Hsiao-Ming