Omar Lugo awarded Bronze Wolf for championing World events and Regional growth

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Omar Lugo Aguirre has been awarded the prestigious Bronze Wolf Award for his dedicated service to World Scouting events and for driving the Movement’s growth across Interamerica. He is the sixth person from Mexico to receive World Scouting’s highest honour.

During his more than 30 years of service, he has positively impacted the lives of thousands of Scouts across the world and consistently championed the hosting of Scouting events, which he has described as ”a very challenging and rewarding endeavour. I wish more Scouts - young and adult - could benefit from such an experience.”

As a chief proponent of cooperation, he was part of a successful joint bid to host the 24th World Scout Jamboree in Canada, Mexico, and USA, and later became Co-chair of the Executive Committee for the flagship event in 2019. In this role, he was instrumental in setting new standards for planning and delivering the World event.

A passionate Scout since 1985, Omar’s early Scouting years were spent in various roles at the group, district, and provincial levels before becoming a three-time President of the National Board (2002-2003, 2007-2009, and 2009-2011). He also Chaired the Task Force that oversaw the relocation of the Interamerica Regional Support Centre to Panama, a complex task that harnessed his skills in diplomacy as well as the knowledge of logistics, communications, and funding campaigns.

Omar developed a reputation for expertly navigating challenging situations, most notably in response to the N1H1 epidemic outbreak in Mexico as Chairperson of the Organising Committee for the 13th Pan-American Scout Jamboree. An industrial engineer by profession, Omar used his problem solving skills again as an advisor to the 11th World Scout Moot Executive Board, where he was instrumental in maintaining the event’s finances and ensuring unity among the leadership. 

As an active volunteer with a zeal for events, Omar has also contributed his time and energy to strengthen the spirit of friendship and cooperation among thousands of Scouts through various key roles at World Scout Conferences, World Scout Jamborees, and Interamerica Regional Conferences. 

From 2014, he increasingly devoted his duties to the World level by supporting governance and National Scout Organizations within the operational framework. To this day, he remains active as a member of the Youth Engagement in Decision Making Task Force team, which is part of the World Triennial Plan 2021-2024.

For his decades of service, Omar has received numerous Scouting awards and recognitions from Scouting organizations in Argentina, Brazil and Mexico, as well as the Movement’s top honour in the Interamerica Region - the Youth of the Americas Award. 

Recognising the strength of his leadership in accelerating growth and championing the experiences of young people at National, Regional and World events, he is a most deserving recipient of the Bronze Wolf Award. 

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