More than 40 key leaders of Cambodia Scouts from different parts of the country are currently attending the four-day National Workshop on Building Management Capabilities, at the Council of Ministers complex, heart of Phnom Penh from 25-28 September 2012, reviewing their organizational structure that will bring them to the right form to respond effectively as a strong association.
Present at the opening ceremony were Mr. Chuch Phoeurn, Secretary of Ministry of Culture and Finance and Vice-President of Cambodia Scouts and Secretary General Mr. Lak Sam Ath, who serves as workshop director.
Mr. S. Prassanna Shrivastava, Director of the World Scout Bureau/Asia-Pacific Region, saw the workshop very timely for Cambodia Scouts to develop a certain degree of organizational strength that beefs up the capability of Scout leaders. Other overseas resource persons assisting in the workshop are Dr. Winston Jacob and Mr. Anthony Ng.
Presently, participants are looking into strategic management, human resources development and membership growth, if identified and followed, would bring substantial development to Scouting in Cambodia.
Cambodia Scouts, which became a full member of WOSM in 2008, has a current membership of over 10,000. Being the youngest member country of WOSM in the Asia-Pacific, the Asia-Pacific office has been supporting Cambodia Scouts in the critical areas: youth programme, adult support and training and organizational structure.