In the beat of local music, an estimated crowd of over 5,000 foreign and local participants spent the night at the grand arena enjoying the richness of Filipino culture during the Philippine Cultural Night hosted by the Boy Scouts of the Philippine (BSP) on 30th December 2009.
Six Rover Scouts died on the spot and over 25 other Scouts of the Pakistan Boy Scouts Association were injured when a suicide bomber blew himself up during a religious gathering in Karachi, Pakistan on 28th December 2009.
Fifty long years had passed and the good memories of the 10th World Scout Jamboree held in 1959, in Mt. Makiling in the Philippines, is still as vivid as it was before, as some participants of the world jamboree met together on 29th December 2009 for their golden anniversary reunion.
Close to 14,000 Scouts from different countries marched in a colourful and festive parade towards the grand arena of Mt. Makiling in Laguna, Philippines for the opening ceremony of the 26th APR Scout Jamboree on 28th December 2009.
Overseas and local participants have started to arrive in Mt. Makiling, Laguna, Philippines, making it the home of Scouts from different parts of the world, gearing up for the 26th Asia-Pacific Regional Scout Jamboree which will open this afternoon and will end on 2nd January 2010.
To keep the Scouts safe and healthy all throughout the 26th APR Scout Jamboree in Mt. Makiling, Philippines from 28th December 2009 to 3rd January 2010, a water re-filling station was set up at the camp providing a scalar energy water that will keep everyone energized.
The 26th Asia Pacific Regional Scout Jamboree activities has already begun for close to 700 Scout leaders and volunteers, serving as International Service Staff (ISTs), from 13 countries around the world took part in the IST orientation held in the afternoon of 26th December 2009, as part of the most-awaited 26th Asia-Pacific Regional Scout Jamboree at Mt. Makiling, Laguna Province, Philippines.
The Singapore Scout Association will be the next host of the 3rd ASEAN Scout Jamboree at the Sarimbun Scout Camp from 4th to 9th December 2010 as a result of the meeting of leaders of ASEAN Scout Association Regional Co-operation (ASARC) Mid-Term Meeting, held at the Cibubur Scout Complex in Jakarta, Indonesia on 25th November 2009.
Jamboree coordinators met on 1st December 2009 at the National Office of Boy Scouts of the Philippines (BSP) and discussed on the preparations for the upcoming 26th APR Scout Jamboree.
A total of 151 young people from Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka camped together at the National Youth Complex in Haryana, India from 20th to 26th November 2009 for the 7th SAF Scout Friendship Camp.
16 November 2009, Jakarta -- The very first Asia-Pacific Regional Workshop on Disaster Management officially opened in Cibubur Scout Complex in Jakarta today which will run until 19th November 2009.
29 October 2009, Kuala Lumpur - Asia-Pacific Regional Scout Committee Chairman Jejomar C. Binay was re-elected in his position at the 23rd APR Scout Conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
The opening of the 23rd APR Scout Conference on 27th October 2009 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia showed Scouting’s staying power and its globality as the Scout Association of Malaysia hosted the regional conference after a gap of 45 long years.
26th October 2009, Kuala Lumpur – The 6th APR Scout Youth Forum that provides an opportunity for young members the opportunity to discuss and express their views on issues affecting them ended on 25th October 2009.
25th October 2009, Kuala Lumpur - The seven-day Asia-Pacific Region Course for Leader Trainers held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia concluded on 25th October 2009 providing the participants with knowledge, skills and innovations that are appropriate and applicable to the needs of trainers in their respective National Scout Organizations.
25th October 2009, Kuala Lumpur - Recognizing the importance of the role of the Chief Scout Executives on the growth of National Scout Organizations (NSOs), the World Scout Bureau/Asia-Pacific Region organized the very first Asia-Pacific Region Chief Scout Executives Meet on 25th October 2009 at Hilton-Kuala Lumpur.
Kuala Lumpur, 23rd October 2009 -- The qualities of leadership and leadership by example are the key points highlighted by the guest of honor Persekutuan Pengakap Malaysia (PPM) Chief Scout Dato' Seri Dr Hj Shafie Bin Hj Mohd Salleh before the participants of the 6th APR Scout Youth Forum, which opened yesterday and will run until 25th October 2009 at the Kampo Hall of the International Youth Centre in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Despite Pakistan facing several challenges daily on national security issues, Scouting activities remain alive in recent months in this country. In fact, on 20th October 2009, the National Scout Council of Pakistan Boy Scouts Association (PBSA) elected Lt Gen Syed Parwez Shahid (Retd), as the new Chief Commissioner of PBSA. Also, in this election, all vacant positions of Commissioners were all filled in.
Kuala Lumpur, 19th October 2009 – The regional events scheduled to take place end of this month in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia kick off as the prestigious APR Course for Leader Trainers opens today. It will be followed by the 6th APR Scout Youth Forum and will be concluded by the 23rd APR Scout Conference.
After the competition “What is great about Scouts?” was launched on November last year, out of the 41 entries received by the Asia-Pacific Regional Office, a panel of judges selected the winners for the four categories.
As a contribution to the Clean Up the World Weekend, the Scout Troop of Our Lady of Remedies in Manila, Philippines, under the Asia-Pacific Region Ticket To Life Project, conducted a coastal clean up at the Manila Bay, on 19th September 2009.
In the presence of the Regional Scout Committee member Mr Prakorb Mukura, who is representing the Committee at the Board for the next three years, and chaired by Korea Scout Association International Commissioner Mr Simon Hang-Bock Rhee, the first Board meeting of the Suncheon Asia-Pacific Region Scout Centre was held at the Suncheon city hall on 5th September 2009.
Scouts of Gerakan Pramuka (GP) were mobilised when a series of powerful quakes struck the Indonesian island of West Java since 2nd September, claiming 70 lives and injuring hundreds of others.
A total of 45 participants from 10 National Scout Organizations (NSOs) in the Asia-Pacific Region and from the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) participated in the first International Seminar on Intellectual Property at the Vajiravudh Scout Camp, Chonburi Province, Thailand from 1st to 4th September 2009, organized by World Scout Bureau/Asia-Pacific Regional Office.
Scouts of China has mobilized Scouts all over the country to join the natonwide relief work after the deadly typhoon Morakot struck the Hsiao-lin village in the mountains of southern Taiwan early morning of 9th August 2009, claiming hundreds of lives, leaving hundreds of people missing, feared to be buried in a mudslide.
Indonesian President H.E. Dr Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono met with Scouts on 14th August 2009 at the Cibubur camping ground, east of Jakarta, to celebrate the National Scouts Day.
As the city of Davao in the southern part of the Philippines celebrate the Kadayawan Festival -- an annual festival celebrating the gifts of nature and the wealth of culture - Scouts here marked the globally renowned festival with different Scouting activities.
The Scout Association of Hong Kong (SAHK) and the Youth Federation of Sichuan signed two agreements on 27th July 2009, related to assistance for the reconstruction of two youth facilities in the cities of Mianyang and Deyang and multi-year support for a training program targeting young people living in areas heavily affected by the massive May 2008 Sichuan earthquake claiming 69,000 lives, another 18,000 people missing and leaving 4.8 million people homeless.