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Scouts of Paraguay, Building Citizenship

1st Jan 2010

On November 19th, in the National Congress of Paraguay, was held the conference: "Scouts, building citizenship”, which had as its keynote speaker Hector Carrer from the World Scout Bureau - Interamerican Region.

This activity was sponsored by the National Congress through the Chamber of Deputies together with the legislative office of Congressman Dr. Dionisio Ortega, Chairman of the Committee on Education, Culture and Religion. The conference was part of celebrations for the fiftieth anniversary of Scout Association of Paraguay.

The audience in the conference was formed by members of the Chamber of Deputies and Senators, the Ministry of Education, Culture and Religion, people from municipalities, political parties, universities, the Superior Institute of Education, civil society organizations, authorities, leaders and youth of the Scout Association of Paraguay, students and the public.

In opening ceremony of the conference, the Minister of Education Dr. Luis Alberto Montaner Riart, expressed his interest “To define policies designed to facilitate strategic partnerships with youth organizations such as the Scout Association of Paraguay, targeting students in the final year of secondary education as a potential scout leaders. "

It was exciting to watch young scouts and no-scouts occupy the seats that usually are occupied by representatives of the people of Paraguay, carefully following the exposure of a subject so close to the aims of Scouting.

It is noteworthy that the hole conference was live broadcasted by the website of the National Scout Organization: scouts.org.py. This stablished a true milestone in the history of communications for the Scouts of Paraguay,

After the event an exhibition was organized by the scout groups at the reception of the Congress.