Wood Badge Centenary Celebration kicks off with virtual campfire
The World Organization of theScout Movement (WOSM) kickedoff the Wood Badge Centenary Celebration through a Virtual Campfire on January 17, Thursday. Ideas around the Wood Badge, including programmes and activities lined up through-out the year were discussed.
It was attended by over 600 participants from different parts of the world.
“The aim for tonight is not just about presenting the Wood Badge activities inventory from our [World Scout Bureau’s] end, but it is equally important that you [volunteers] also share your ideas with us, what you think might be interesting and what you think should be done throughout the year,” said Tadej Pugelj, Director of Adult Resources and Volunteer Development of the World Scout Bureau Global Support Centre.
During the campfire, WOSM vo-unteers and staff took turns tohighlight the Wood Badge centenary which revolved around tradition, standards, unity and impact. Today, celebrating Centenary, the Wood Badge remains as an important mechanism for shaping the leaders of the Scout Movement. WOSM has committed itself to recruit and retain more adult volunteers in order to empower more youngpeople and to commit to thecause and support the implementation of WOSM Vision 2023.
(With reports from Syd Castillo, Director of Educational Methods, World Scout Bureau Asia-Pacific Support Centre)