The final day of the 40th World Scout Conference started with the recognition of three individuals, Mario Diaz Martinez, Derek Twine, and M. Georges El-Ghorayeb who received the Bronze Wolf Award for outstanding service to Scouting.
Following a review of the 14th World Scout Moot that took place in Canada in 2013, the Messengers of Peace initiative presented how the National Organization of Romanian Scouts promotes inclusive activities for children and youth.
Most of the day was then devoted to the adoption of Resolutions. In particular, the Conference delegates adopted the Vision 2023 and the 2014-2017 Triennial Plan. The updated documents will be made available shortly.
In his closing statement, João Armando Gonçalves, Chairperson of the World Scout Committee, declared: “The implementation of the new Strategy for WOSM that you have just approved, is a golden opportunity, not only to increase our social impact, but also to strengthen our internal relations and reinforce the common values. Because we will all be working together in making Scouting the “world’s leading educational youth movement.”
During the closing ceremony, Scott Teare, Secretary General of WOSM, said: “All of us came here with a positive spirit. We showed the world why Scouting is such a special Movement that cuts across cultures, age and boundaries.“
WOSM would like to thank the Slovenian Scout Association and the volunteers for their great sense of hospitality, their positive energy which went viral during the Conference and their incredible professionalism.
See you in Azerbaijan in 2017!