For the first time in the region, a regional workshop on events management was held from 11 to 14 October 2006 at the International Conference Centre (ICC), in Jeju Island, Korea.
To effectively implement the Scout training programmes to young people, the Asia-Pacific Office supports the training of leaders, making Sri Lanka as the latest national Scout organization to organize a leader training course.
A total of 46 participants (34 for Scout section and 12 for Cub Scout section) gathered from 20-26 November 2006 in Kuda Bandos Island, Maldives to participate in the Advance Unit Leader Training Course (AULTC) conducted by the Scout Association of Maldives to further promote the quality of Scouting in the country.
A number of initiatives were made to accelerate the promotion of Rovering across the region and organizing the first regional woodbadge training course is one of them.
The Scout project “Ticket for Life” enables the creation of programs so that Children in Especially Difficult Circumstances (CEDC), aged between 6 and 16, find ways to meet their needs and develop a plan for their lives through Scouting.
Macau was the “first stop” of all Regional Communication Forums happening all across the regions starting this November until February 2007. With 19 National Scout Organizations represented by 34 Scout leaders, the Scout Association of Macau (SAM) efficiently hosted the first largest regional gathering since 2003. SAM Chief Commissioner Leong Sui Pui and International Commissioner Francisca Vong and their dynamic team handled their first international event in a hospitable fashion at their conducive SAM office at Fortaleza de Taipa.
Nepal Chief Scout and Minister of Education Dr Mangal Siddhi Manandhar together with the Minister of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Pradeep Kumar Gyawali officiated the soft launch of Baden Powell Scout Peak and Trail at the open grounds of Nepal Scouts HQ in Kathmandu on 14th September 2006.
The first Asia-Pacific Scout Regional Workshop for Children and Youth with Special Needs was held at Baden-Powell Park, Samford from 27th September to 1st October 2006, hosted by Scouts Australia Queensland Branch.
Scouts creatively initiate ways to strengthen its position for peace and harmonious relationships in a massive and regional scale.
Powered by the belief that peace is achievable, all 25 member countries of WOSM in the Asia Pacific Region have taken the monumental step to introduce, for the first time, the APR Peace Baton relay on a massive and regional scale.
The Peace Baton is one of the key projects to highlight the golden anniversary of Scouting in the Asia Pacific as a commemoration of its establishment as a regional organization in 1956. Its primary goal is to raise public awareness on the importance of peace in the lives and future of today’s young people.
In this time of high-tech gadgets, most things are conveniently packaged to be easy for young people. But no matter how advanced and convenient the system of life now, Jamborees continue to attract young people. What is the life inside the campsite that young people look forward to?