World Organization of the Scout Movement
Interamerican Region - Interamerican Scout Committee
2011 Third Regular Meeting
Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
15 and 16 October, 2011
The Agenda proposed by the Executive Committee was reviewed and members of ISC requested to include, under other business, the report from the Conference of Chief Commissioners of the Caribbean, which was to be presented by their Chairman, John Phillpot and the Iztarú Declaration, which was to be presented by Rafe Lucado. The Agenda was approved.
The meeting the proceed to review the minutes of the previous meeting, held at the new Headquarters of the World Scout Bureau - Interamerican Region, in Panama City. There were no comments or alterations and so the minutes were approved.
The Second Vice-Chairman proposed Mr. William Wallace, from BSA, as Regional Treasurer. The ISC meeting approved the proposal, which in line with the Regional Constitution, has to be sent to the World Treasurer who will formalize the appointment.
The holding of the Interamerican Scout Youth Forum in 2013 in Argentina, prior to the commencement of the Interamerican Scout Conference was approved.
The inclusion Leonardo Morales and Oswaldo Navas as members of the ISC, as Core Coordinators of the Youth Programme Network was approved.
It was approved that the Governance Task Force Group will be assigned to review the Regional Constitution in relation to the World Constitution, because of recently amendments made at the last World Scout Conference. This review is to be completed before the Interamerican Scout Summit. After this and before the Interamerican Scout Conference, a discussion on governance in the region will be held.
It was approved that Oswaldo Navas, as a member of ISC, should coordinate the Governance Task Force Group. Oswaldo Navas was asked as well to perform an internal audit of the functioning of the ISC.
Hotel Intercontinental Playa Bonita in Panama was approved as the venue for the Interamerican Summit to be held from 24 to 26 February 2012.
Also approved was the proposed budget and the fee of Two Hundred Dollars ($200.00). This fee not includes the cost for accommodation in the Hotel.
It was approved that Thursday night and Friday morning will be devoted to the sessions of the ISC.
Regarding the Interamerican Scout Jamboree, Diego Ospina asked for approval of the fee based on the budget for the event. A fee of $270.00 USD per person was approved for the Interamerican Scout Jamboree and Camporee in Colombia.
The meeting then proceed to the election of new trustees for the Foundation. The following were approved as new trustees: Joshua Dick, Justin D. Mc Carthy, Bill Phillips, Richard Stuber, and John Phillpot.
Fernando Brodeschi, First Vice-Chairman, presented two designs of ribbons to replace the existing ribbon of the medal of the Youth of the Americas. He also presented a couple of badges as alternatives to replace the current pin of the Youth of the Americas. The meeting approved a purple ribbon with a yellow ribbon at the middle to replace the existing ribbon. A purple badge with two (or one) yellow lines on each side of the World Scout Emblem was approved to replace the current pin of the Youth of Americas award.
Michael Bradshaw, Chairman, commented upon the issue of holding meetings with other regional committees. Approval was given to the suggestion to invite other regional committees to the Interamerican Summit 2012. A letter of intent will be sent to the European Committee to hold a joint meeting. Approval was given to hold electronic meetings with other regional committees.
John Phillpot, Chairman of the Conference of Caribbean Chief Commissioners reported on the last meeting held in which they agreed to take action to raise funds in order to support operations in the Caribbean for the NSOs. It was approved that Caribbean NSOs can perform this action.
Rafe Lucado presented the Declaration of Iztarú that emerged from the Level II course, which was conducted with the participation of 7 NSOs of the Central American Sub-region. This document requests the Regional Office to begin the formation of a new regional policy for Adults in Scouting, which is aligned to the new World Adults in Scouting Policy. The distribution of this Declaration to NSOs in the region was approved to promote participation in drafting the new policy.
The Regional Director requested the ISC to review the Terms of Reference presented for the Regional Networks: Youth Programme, Adults in Scouting and Institutional Development. The terms of reference were approved.