Excelscout 2011 – RELOAD
Regional Training Course “Excelscout 2011 – RELOAD” was conducted October 11-16, 2011 at the Eurasia Regional Scout center Krasnokamenka, Ukraine. 24 rovers from 8 NSOs of the Eurasia Region (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Moldova, Russia and Ukraine) participated in the event.
Training Course “Excelscout” is the hallmark of Eurasia Region and trained a generation of leaders of the National Scout Organizations. This event was one more step in the development Scouting in the Eurasia Region and implementation of the Regional Strategy and Action Plan 2010-2013, and it’s strategic priority "Better Scouting for More Young People: Attractive Youth Program and Membership Growth".
Preparation was carried out for several months by ERO staff and volunteers from NSOs. It should be noted that the name of the training “Excelscout 2011 – RELOAD” reflects the essence of the event: the concept of presentation of the course was changed, all positive and negative aspects of past years events were taken into account.
Leaders of NSOs gladly shared their experiences and helped to prepare projects and rovers showed a genuine interest and enthusiasm, initiative and creative approach in return. During all the days of the course were actively debate, discussion, development of new projects, as by participants themselves, as with the help of leaders.
In addition to lecture courses were organized: International evening - during which youth from all countries were very creative and presented culture and life of their nations; excursions to the sights of the Crimea; evening program during which the participants had possibility to interact with each other and discuss future joint projects.
After returning to their countries rovers continue discuss the possibility of realization established projects in their own organizations, plan their next steps and possible meetings, continue to exchange experiences on the created page in the social network Facebook.
Eurasia Regional Bureau expresses its sincere and deep gratitude for help in organizing training courses to Valentina Ursu, Yaroslava Kolobova, Dmitri Prokopenko, Liviu Chercheja, Nicolay Akatov.