Regional Leaders meet in Bangkok; offer condolences for passing away of Beloved King and Chief Scout
Wrapping up the weeklong Asia-Pacific events in Bangkok, the National Scout Organization of Thailand hosted the Asia-Pacific Regional Scout Committee meeting on 15-16 October 2016 in Bangkok.
In the evening of 15 October, Regional Committee members together with the participants of APR Communications Workshop – from a total of 18 countries – paid homage to His Majesty King Bhumipol Adulyadej, the King of Royal Kingdom of Thailand and Chief Scout, who passed away. The entire group sent their messages of deepest condolences to the people of Thailand.
Ten members of the APR Scout Committee, sub-committee chairmen and consultants, WSB Desk Officer were in full attendance in the two-day meeting presided over by Regional Chairman Paul Parkinson, supported by Regional Director J Rizal Pangilinan. Highlights of the meeting include the Sub-Committee and Task Force reports discussing in detail the achievements of regional priorities in Youth Programme, Adult Support, Management, Finance, and Scouting Profile. The Young Adult Members Group, Strategy, APR Scout Foundation and Awards also rendered their reports.
In commemoration of the 60 years of Scouting in the Asia-Pacific Region, a coffee table book entitled “What is Great about Scouting in the Asia-Pacific Region” was launched during the meeting together with the Diamond Jubilee Badge. Committee members and Sub-Committee chairmen affixed their signatures on the book as a memorabilia for the APR office.
Overview of forthcoming regional events was presented such as the APR Scout Leaders Summit in April 2017 and the 26th APR Scout Conference in 2018. The meeting concluded with an exercise on the Regional Team Charter and a review of documents related to forthcoming World Scout Conference in 2017.