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Workshops on Youth Programme and Scouting's Profile at the World Scout Conference

1st Jan 2008

On Sunday, 13th of July, four workshops chaired by members of the World Scout Committee and Educational Methods Committee will take place in advance of the World Scout Conference in Korea. These Workshops will take place at the Conference Centre from 14.00-17.00. While three of the workshops will be on Youth Programme, one will be on Scouting's Profile (Strategic Priority 7).

Significant progress has been made in each of the areas covered by the workshops on Sunday, which will be reported at the Conference. With active participation from National Scout Organizations we are anticipating detailed discussions on the specific topics during these workshops.

The Educational Methods Committee has decided to offer three workshops and each of the following workshops will be led by Chairpersons of the respective task team and supported by a member of the World Scout Bureau staff responsible for the area of work:
1. The Rover Scout Programme and the Scouts of the World Award.
2. Education for All – Reaching out to young people who are not involved in Scouting.
3. Environment Education in Scouting and the World Scout Environment Badge.

There will be one workshop on Scouting's Profile which will be chaired by World Scout Committee member, Mr. Mario Diaz.

The working language for the workshops will be English and informal translation support in other languages may be available. For further details, please download the attached document and application form.

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ADOLESCENTS AND YOUNG ADULTS
"Working with adolescents and young adults is still a challenge for a number of Scout Associations around the world. But if we are not able to do it we loose our social relevance. Come and see what is being proposed to enable Scouting to provide a vibrant, attractive and meaningful programme for this age range. Come and discover how young adults can be empowered through a unique method which we call our own."
-João Armando, Chairperson, Adolescent and Young Adults task team

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ENVIRONMENT EDUCATION
"The environment is an important subject for all Scouts and a really interesting area for our Scout programmes. In our workshop we'll be looking at the World Scout Environment Programme, including the World Scout Environment Badge, resources that can help our environment education programmes, SCENES (Scout Centres of Excellence for Nature and Environment) and partnership opportunities. We'll be sharing how all of these opportunities can enhance your Scouting experiences and we can learn from each other as we will be discussing together how we support environment education in our NSOs. This is truly a global subject with relevance to all Scouts around the world. I look forward to seeing you on the afternoon of Sunday 13th of July at Jeju Island!"
-Lucy Mace, Chairperson, Environment Education task team

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EDUCATION FOR ALL
"Want to experience 180 minutes of thrills, excitement and personal experiences in a distant land….? Come to the 'Education For All Workshop' and find out about Melti, Marcus, Mohammed, Rasi, Ruth and Raj- all young men and women in Scouting with special needs, whether these have disability or are in an especially difficult circumstance. Got a great tale to share, want to learn from the reflections of others including those of youth in Scouting? There’s a spot waiting for you. We would love to hear your experiences.
Dont blame us if it turns out to be the best 3 hours of the Conference for you. Those that attended our rehearsals have claimed our workshop to be, 'amazing', 'challenging', 'inspirational' and 'but why did he really wear that funny shirt. Come along and see for yourself... All for one and one FOR ALL... We challenge you!"
-Peter Blatch, Chairperson, Education For All task team

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SCOUTING'S PROFILE
"It is said that one single image is worth a thousand words, but... what is the image of Scouting today? How would we like it to evolve in the global society of the XXI century? In which way we communicate to external audiences the reality and potential of our Movement as an educational force? Are we focusing the mission of Scouting by spreading the right key messages in front of the media...?
Join us in undoubtedly one of the most interesting workshops of the World Conference, and share your views and ideas about those and many other relevant topics. Give yourself the chance to feel the "purple rain" experience of the new World Scout Brand, and explore the ways in which this unprecedented tool can contribute to a greater visibility of our Movement while supporting our growth and development goals. Come and be ready to work with other delegates from all over the world on defining the best ways to take advantage of new technologies in order to better promote our Scout values, develop new networking frameworks, identify external partnership and even discover together new sources of income from the corporate sector! Just do not miss it!"
- Mario Diaz, Member of World Scout Committee & Chairman of Branding and Communications Task Force