The Asia-Pacific Region is strategically managed by the Regional Scout Committee, which is elected by the Regional Scout Conference. The conference takes place every three years.
The Regional Conference is the governing body of the Region. Each National Scout Organization can send a maximum of six delegates. NSOs can also appoint observers to take part in the Conference.
In conjunction with the Conference, a Regional Scout Youth Forum takes place. The aim of the Youth Forum is to increase youth participation in decision-making processes of the organization. The Regional Course for Leader Trainers is another ancillary event, a training designed for adults who aspire to become leader trainers.
The 25th Asia-Pacific Regional Scout Conference, Youth Forum and Regional Course for Leader Trainers will take place in 2015 in Gwang-ju, Korea. For more information, visit the event site.
The Regional Committee is made up of 10 elected members for a 6-year term. The Chairman of the Young Adult Members Group is an additional member of the Committee with voting rights, with a term of three years. All Committee Members are from different countries.
The Regional Scout Youth Forum elects 6 young adult members group (YAMG) for a three-year term. The Chairman represents the YAMG to the Regional Scout Committee, and the five other members are appointed to the five regional sub-committees. They must be aged 18-26 when elected and all representatives are from different countries.
Regional Triennial Plan
The 24th APR Scout Regional Conference adopted the new Regional Triennial Plan for 2012-2015 that focuses on five strategic priority areas: Young People, Adults, Management, Finance, and Scouting Profile. Click here for the Regional Triennial Plan for 2012-2015 (available in English).
Working Groups and Sub-committees
The following Subcommittees support the Regional Plan and the Regional Scout Committee:
- APR Programme Sub-Committee
- APR Adult Support Sub-Committee
- APR Management Sub-Committee
- APR Finance Sub-Committee
- APR Scouting Profile Sub-Committee
- APR Scout Foundation Management Committee
- APR Awards Committee
- APR Task Force For Global Issues
- APR Young Adult Members