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tonio axisa#21934From Malta

About tonio axisa

I joined Zebbug Scout Group as one of the Group Council members, but only a few months later I was approached by GSL Ray Spiteri Binett asking me if I was interested in joining the Group as a Leader.

Since then, I never looked back. For two whole years I was Assistant Cub Scout Leader and thanks to all the other Cub Leaders, I gained alot of Scouting Knowledge during these years. Better known as Hathi in the Pack section, I was incharge of the Silver Arrow. During these two years I had the opportunity to travel abroad twice with the Group, Fordell Firs in Scotland and Giarre,in Sicily. Meeting Scouts from other countries will DEFINITELY help to share this experience once back in Malta with the other Scouts.

After the Summer Camp of 2007, I was once again approached by our GLS to be the SL of the Troop Section. A different Section from the Cubs but definitely rewarding when sharing Scouting with these young teenage Scouts. In 2009, I gave the opportunity to one of the Patrols to participate in Lands of Adventure day. The patrol came 2nd out of 70 patrols from all over Europe. After this experience I was given the opportunity to be the Ambassador for Lands of Adventure in Malta. LoA is an European Program for the Troop section.

In 2010 I joined the Training and Program Department at IHQ as Assistant Commissioner for the Rovers section. I was responsible for creating the new Rover programme that eventually was launched in July 2013. Following this launch facilitated two supported forums for local Rover Crews to start and implement the new Rover Programme. This was the end of my experience at the Training Dept within IHQ and I feel that by doing so I will giving space to new younger fresh faces to work with such a dynamic team at IHQ Level. My other role at IHQ is that of an assistant Commissioner for Procurement.

In November 2013, I joined Siggiewi Scout Group as a role of AGSL.

My International Experience:

2009

Lands of Adventure Day European Competition, 28th Feb – 1st Mar, Zebbug– Malta

Lands of Adventure is the European programme for young Scouts aged 11-16. It challenges the patrols' creativity and helps them gain a better understanding of international Scouting.Lands of Adventure Day is a one day event held between European Scout Patrols.
In 2009, the first Patrol from the Scouts Association of Malta participated for this event and placed 2nd out of 70 other European Patrols.

Role: Scout Leader in charge of the winning Maltese Patrol.

Lands of Adventure Ambassadors meeting, 2nd to 4th October, Madrid – Spain

Each NSA appoints an Ambassador to promote Lands of Adventure Programme. Roles of an Ambassador are to encourage participation, Encourage completion and feedback of started projects, Filter the information and encourage patrols to rework their reports, forms etc., if necessary before sending them to the World Scout Bureau - European Regional Office, Be the focus for communication in own country, other relevant countries and the World Scout Bureau - European Regional Office.

Role: Lands of Adventure Ambassador for The Scouts Association of Malta (1st Year).

2010

Lands of Adventure Camp, 8th to 13th August, Perdikovrissi Scout Camp Centre, Parnassos Mountains – Greece

The famous Parnassos Mountains in Greece - the same region where Muse, Parnassos and Orpheus had lived – was the setting for the second Lands of Adventure (LoA) Camp this summer. 65 Scouts from six different countries – Greece, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Romania, Czech Republic, accompanied by 24 leaders and six volunteers came together and had the opportunity for a lifetime experience. The Scouts where divided into 2 sub camps.

Role: Sub Camp Leader for approx. 30 European scouts.

Training & Commissioners Network Meeting, 17th to 19th September, Guadarrama, Spain

Fifty participants from all across Europe gathered in Spain for a very intensive and active weekend. The purpose of this second Training Commissioners Network Meeting was to provide a suitable framework for further exchange on new trends and for development of new and innovative ideas in the area of training as well as cooperation.

Role: Participant as part of The Scout Association of Malta, Training Department Team.

Lands of Adventure Ambassadors meeting, 3rd to 5th December, Geneva – Switzerland

Each NSA appoints an Ambassador to promote Lands of Adventure Programme. Roles of an Ambassador are to encourage participation, Encourage completion and feedback of started projects, Filter the information and encourage patrols to rework their reports, forms etc. If necessary before sending them to the World Scout Bureau - European Regional Office, Be the focus for communication in own country, other relevant countries and the World Scout Bureau - European Regional Office.

Role: Lands of Adventure Ambassador for The Scouts Association of Malta (2nd Year)

2011

Lands of Adventure Camp (Malta), 14th to 16th January, Zurrieq Scouts Campsite

Lands of Adventure Camp (Malta), was inspired after my participation in the Lands of Adventure Camp held in Greece the previous year. This Camp was part of my Advanced Course to obtain the Woodbadge as a Qualified Scoutleader within The Scout Association of Malta. About 50 Scouts ages 11-15 spent 3 days at Zurrieq Scout Campsite enjoying the Lands of Adventure programme. Another event following this was also held at Mtarfa where the Scouts participated in a Tournament of the local traditional game Bocci while also communicating with Turkish Scouts who were also participating in a Bocci Tournament at the same time.

Role: Organiser of this Camp

Agora – 18th to 23nd April, Kandersteg International Scout Centre - Switzerland.

Agora is an event for Rovers by Rovers and it will bring together young people (18-22years) from all over Europe. Participants will experience the Rover spirit and will be empowered to develop projects that would help to improve the Rover Programme and be relevant to their NSO or/and community.
The Theme for this event was Youth Participation, Today not Tomorrow.

Role: Mentor for the event.

2012

Inter –Regional Agora – 17th to 22nd April, Kandersteg International Scout Centre - Switzerland.

An International Rover Scout event from 20 different countries focused on Youth Participation, project management, youth empowerment and involvement in decision-making, mentoring, etc.

Role: Mentor for the event.

The 7th European Scout Forum on Educational Methods – 30th May to 3rd June,Sinaia - Romania.

The aim of the Forum was to assist National Scout Associations in monitoring and improving their Youth Programme and Adult Resources strategies, in order to increase the impact of the work carried out at national level to support the action at local level.

Role: Participant as part of The Scout Association of Malta, Training Department Team.

Scout Service @ Lourdes – 27th July to 5th August, with Opera Pellegrinaggi Foulard Bianchi

A train, unique in the world that collects pilgrims, the disabled, the sick, priests, and especially AGESCI scout and MASCI from all regions of Italy, the only train that makes training to young scouts and scout rovers and adults who goes to Lourdes for the first time and service is supported by the experience Leaders.

Role: Transport Service during the pilgrim in Lourdes (1st Year).

Pjazza Rovers – 26th to 28th October, St Vincent de Paul Residence (SVPR)

Pjazza Rovers is the national Rover event from Rovers to Rovers within the Scouts Association of Malta. After the participation of 3 consecutive years at Agora in Kandersteg Switzerland, Pjazza Rovers was born. The first Pjazza Rovers was organised by 2 Rover Crews around Malta. Being the European year (2012) dedicated to Active Aging and Solidarity, the 3 day Service was done at St. Vincent de Paul Residence in Malta.

Role: Mentor for the 2 Rover Crews

2013

Rovernet/Venturenet – 9th to 12th May, Coastline Hotel – Malta

Rovernet/Venturenet is the European network meeting for National Rover Commissioners and National Venture Scouts Commissioners. The aim of the meeting is to offer an opportunity for exchanges and sharing of inspiring practices for national commissioners and to explore the potential support initiatives offered by the European Scout region in further developing the programme of the age sections

Role: Member of European Planning team for this Meeting.

Launch of the new Rover Programme within the Scouts Association of Malta – 6th July 2013, Le Meridian Hotel – Malta

For 18-26 year olds, Rover Scouts is a network offering exciting opportunities. Whether you're into rock-climbing, kayaking or something more obscure, you'll always find someone to share your interests. It can open doors to new friendships, adventure and unforgettable experiences while at the same time developing your leadership and organisational skills. Rover Scouts is not just a social club though, but is a network of friends offering exciting opportunities. For some Rovers, studying is over and real life is about to begin, for some they are already in the thick of it. University, jobs, money and relationships are all a part of life. This is the time of life when we need to build our experiences, make our mistakes and enjoy life. After3 years of hard work the Training Department within SAM launched the new version of the programme for this age bracket (18-26).

Role: Assistant Commissioner (Rovers) within the Training Department (3 years)

Scout Service @ Lourdes – 31st July to 9th August, with Opera Pellegrinaggi Foulard Bianchi

A train, unique in the world that collects pilgrims, the disabled, the sick, priests, and especially AGESCI scout and MASCI from all regions of Italy, the only train that makes training to young scouts and scout rovers and adults who goes to Lourdes for the first time and service is supported by the experience Leaders.

Role: Service at Hospital and on train during the pilgrim in Lourdes (2nd Year).

2013

The Academy – 29th October to 3rd November,Malle, Belgium

The Academy is open to everyone with a position, or who have the potential and are preparing to hold a position, at national level in Member Organizations (MOs) and National Scout Associations (NSAs), from members of working groups to Chief Commissioners.

Most organizations send participants who deal with specific areas of work.The high quality of the delivery will ensure that all participants will be better prepared to disseminate The Academy’s outcomes back within their associations as well as they will become more effective as youth workers back in their countries.

Role: Facilitator for 2 sessions during the event: (Scouts & Employment and Scouts and Adolescence)