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First Scouts of the World Award exhibition in the Asia Pacific Region

1st Jan 2008

The first Scouts of the World Award exhibition in the Asia Pacific Region was held during the "Diamond Moot 2008", the 18th National Rover Moot of Thailand, Petchaburi, Thailand. 22-26 Oct 2008

‘Save the Earth, Serve the World’ – That’s the motto of the Thailand Rover Moot 2008.
To fit in the theme of the Moot and the buzz of the Scouts of the World Award (SWA) in the Asia Pacific Region (APR), a SWA exhibition was set up during the Moot. With the support of The National Scout Organization of Thailand (NSOT) in the Scouts of the World Award, The Singapore Scout Association (SSA) collaborated with The Rover Scout Association of Thailand (RSAT), Greenpeace and Kaengkrachan Riverside Scout Camp (KRSC) to set up the exhibition.

The first of its kind in APR, the exhibition serves to promote awareness of the award to Thailand Rover Scouts. With supporting materials from the World Scout Bureau, an exhibition area was completed with informative SWA posters and package, project posters and videos, interesting global facts, and even an interactive station.

More than 150 Rovers visited the exhibition over a period of three afternoons, and there were a few schools which expressed interest in trying out the programme. Following

this Moot, a workshop will be conducted to conclude the first batch of SWA Discovery participants from Thailand.

In conclusion, the exhibition was very well-received and indeed a tremendous success for a first - thanks to the incredible hard working and strong team.

With the thumping success, the exhibition has tentatively been further scheduled for the forthcoming events: 6th Asia-Pacific Regional Scout Youth Forum 2009 and 23rd Asia-Pacific Regional Scout Conference 2009 (Malaysia), and the 26th Asia-Pacific Regional Scout Jamboree 2009 (Philippines).

For more information on how to obtain the Scouts of the World Award visit: www.scoutsoftheworld.net.

Please share your Scouts of the World activities with the World Scout Bureau by emailing amorales@scout.org, Unit Manager Adolescents & Young Adults.