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Nouvelles

All regional groups meet at Kandersteg

1. Jan 2009

The Teams, Core and Support Groups and some Units of the Region met at Kandersteg International Scout Centre to continue working to achieve the Regional Scout Plan in an integrated and effective way.

Continuing the tradition established in the last triennium, ,many of the groups which support the implementation of the Regional Scout Plan met at Kandersteg from Friday 23 January till Sunday 25 January.

A day and a half – all day Friday and Sunday morning - were devoted to the individual group meeting. A number of meetings were held between the various groups to provide cross fertilisation of ideas, integration and to share items of common interest. A special meeting discussed the development of the programme of the 6th Forum on Youth Programme and Adult Resources and another cross-interest group explored our support to Roverway in Iceland.

The Tailored Support Unit met with various groups to ensure integration and consultation on the actions which make up this important area of work.

The European Policies Support Group had many topics to share including the involvement of the region in a number of EU initiatives. The External Funding Unit reviewed the actions taken to date and particularly requested cooperation with associations to make application to the Youth in Action programme. The met also with the Friends of Scouting “Super Friends” to ensure here is understanding of the actions of both groups.

Saturday morning was devoted to a common exploration of the “Learning Organisation”. A Euro.Scout.Doc will be produced to further support this concept into the thinking of associations.

Saturday afternoon and evening was spent at Our Chalet, Adelboden with our WAGGGS colleagues when the joint actions of both Regions were reviewed and the implementation of the further actions was developed.

This KISC staff provided the background support to ensure that, by noon on Sunday, all the groups were able to leave the Centre satisfied that a lot had been achieved in progressing our plans.

Picture: © Photo made by Tomaz Strajnar-Blondie