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European Scout Committee – Inspired by Historic Gilwell Park as it Plans Ahead

1st Jan 2012

An update on progress made and challenges encountered by the Working Groups and Core Groups and a review of the budgetary process were major points on the agenda of the recent meeting of the European Regional Scout Committee at Gilwell Park, the historic Scout Centre of The Scout Association (UK) located on the edge of London.

The Committee also adopted a position paper on Volunteering and received a report on the Office’s human resources development from the Regional Director.

Attending the meeting as a guest, World Scout Committee Member João A. Gonçalves shared news from the World level, which included an update on recent recruitments of new staff at the World Scout Bureau and an overview of progress made by the different task forces and working groups set up by the World Scout Committee (for more details see also World Circular 15/2012).

Committee members renewed their contacts and had exchanges with representatives of The Scout Association (UK) at a reception held by the Association’s National Board.

A session of the Joint Committee of the European Scout Region and the Europe Region WAGGGS took place as well, during the course of which the host countries of upcoming Joint Events were selected: the International Commissioners’ Forum will be held in Athens, Greece, in December 2012, and Roverway 2016 will be held in France.

Download the March 2012 Committee Update or read online:

Committee Update March 2012
Image: © Andrea Demarmels