6th Suncheon Asia-Pacific Scout Centre Board meeting held
22nd Apr 2013
Suncheon Asia-Pacific Scout Centre (SAPSC) which has been operating since 2009 held its Board Meeting on 20th April 2013. The board reviewed the 2012-2013 activities and made recommendations on the improvement of the Centre.
SAPSC is located in the province of Jeollanam, a scenic agricultural and industrial city of Korea. The Centre is governed by a Memorandum between Korea Scout Association (KSA), Suncheon City Government and the Asia-Pacific Regional Scout Committee (APRSC) providing opportunities for Scouts on global leadership through outdoor hands-on programs, weekly English camp programs, and seasonal experiential programs.
The board consists of 13 members from APRSC, KSA, Suncheon City Government and the Jeonnam Scout Council.
KSA Chief Commissioner Mr Bok Hyun Chung, SAPSC Chairman Mr Sang-Ho Shim, APRSC First Vice-Chairman Shree Ram Lamichhane and World Scout Bureau/Asia-Pacific Region Regional Director Abdullah Rasheed expressed their satisfaction for bringing in improvements on programme activities and the number of international volunteers serving at the SAPSC. Since 2009, 34 volunteers from 21 countries have already served, out of which, nine were from Asia-Pacific.
Next summer activity will be in August 2013 which ten volunteers already applied including five from Malaysia, and one from the USA, Serbia, Liberia, Poland and Netherlands.
As the meeting coincided with the city's International Garden Expo, Shree Ram Lamichhane made a special toast to the city and for the international garden expo, in a special reception hosted by City Mayor Mr Cho Choong Hoon.