Extraordinary meeting of Interamerican Scout Region Networks 2021
As part of the Strategic Planning process that is going on, the regional networks of: Youth, Youth Programme, Adults in Scouting, Institutional Development and Communications met to outline the first objectives of the Regional Plan that will dictate the future of the next 3 years in the Interamerican Scout Region.
The Interamerican Networks were created to support compliance with the Regional Plan and promote a space for interaction between National Scout Organizations. They are technical support entities and are characteristic within the Interamerican Scout Region.
Last Saturday, October 30, they met for a working day, where, through the guidance of the Strategic Planning Working Group of the Interamerican Scout Committee, they outlined the first draft of the objectives of the Regional Plan 2022-2025.
The Regional Triennial Plan is being developed in the most participatory way possible. For this, an open opportunity was given to collaborate in the internal and external analysis. For this, a web page was launched (www.planscoutiar.org) with forms where young people and adults were invited to leave their comments, ideas and opinions.
Once the meeting started and the work methodology was explained, the networks were distributed to begin working on the objectives as the first proposal of the regional plan. In due course, these objectives will be complemented with their performance indicators to jointly comply with the SMART characteristics (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant and defined in Time). As input, the review and analysis that the Working Group did connecting the results obtained through the forms and that corresponded to the following analyzes was used: SWOT, PESTEL, evaluation of the current Strategic Plan and analysis of internal and external stakeholders. The central axis of these connections were the objectives of the World Triennial Plan, added to this was the analysis of the results of the GSAT evaluations of 24 National Scout Organizations of the Region.
"This was an enriching experience, being able to contribute to the Regional Plan is important from my personal perspective in the area of communications since this way we will be able to bring well-grounded proposals to our country to contribute with small actions to the Region"
Franklin Suaza Botero, Scouts of Colombia
“As young people we were struck by the fact that we need more young people in these processes, and we must promote the Regional Plan as part of youth participation to be in the processes and raise the level of influence of young people in the Interamerican Region” Isabella Poletto Medeiros, Uniao dos Escoteiros do Brasil
For all 163 participants from the 23 National Scout Organizations of the Interamerican Region, it was a pleasant experience that allowed them to contribute to the formulation of the new Regional Plan 2022-2025. The meeting allowed it to be done collaboratively and with a high spirit of brotherhood. We hope more young people and more adults join the process and the Regional Networks continue to support the management in the Interamerican Region.