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Scott Teare is the new Secretary General of World Scouting

29th Sep 2012

The World Scout Committee has announced the new Secretary General for the World Organization of the Scout Movement. Scott Teare from the United States of America is the new Secretary General of World Scouting. Scott is currently the Director of the International Division of Boy Scouts of America. He is a tireless advocate for World Scouting and has successfully kept the torch of World Scouting lit within Boy Scouts of America among its Board Members and Officers for many years.

As one of Boy Scouts of America's World Scouting ambassadors, Scott Teare – also recently awarded the Bronze Wolf – has contributed significantly to establishing and applying the Association's international policy. He has established diplomatic contacts, maintained relations and represented Boy Scouts of America with American businesses operating abroad, foreign embassies, key government leaders, heads of states and royal family members in an effort to provide sustained financial support and membership growth for World Scouting.

Scott has negotiated and established beneficial relationships with other National Scout Organizations around the world; and advised and supported Boy Scouts of America officers and leaders who are actively involved in international Scouting commitments, including Regional and World Scout Committees and subcommittees, and Regional and World Scout Foundations. His direct involvement in supporting the Interamerican Scout Region, especially in setting up the new Regional Office in Panama, has been especially noteworthy.

The new Secretary General will take office on 1st January 2013 at the World Scout Bureau Central Office.