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Conceptual Framework Abdullah Rasheed Regional Director World Organization of the Scout Movement World Scout Bureau, Asia­Pacific Region


Objectives of the Session •

Understand the Mission of  Scouting, in relation to  Scouting and community; Explain the inclusion of  community as a strategic  priority in the APR Plan;  and Explain what do we want to  achieve in the workshop


Mission of Scouting The mission of Scouting is to  contribute to the education of  young people, through a  value system based on the  Scout Promise and Law to  help build a better world  where people are self­fulfilled  as individuals and play a  constructive role in society.


Not just academic; A life long process What we believe and stand for Expressing the values on which Scouting is based Better people = a better world

What we are trying to do

We are not the only influence on young people

The mission of Scouting is to

Open to all = boys and contribute to the education of girls Together young people, through a value with system based on the Scout others A Promise and Law, to help build a personal better world where people are selfdimensio n: fulfilled as individuals and play a having constructive role in society. achieved one’s Autonomous, supportive, full responsible, committed potential A social dimension: Local, national & international active and supportive


Vision 2013 The Asia­Pacific Region upholds the Mission  • extends to non­member countries of Scouting and envisions for 2013 a  • has good image and visibility everywhere Scout Movement that: • maximizes the use of information  • is widely recognized as a value­based  communications technology educational movement; • • contributes to community and national­ is co­educational; building; • includes youth members in decision­ • making helps protect nature and environment; • provides a safe environment for young  • promotes peace in local and global  people; communities • has self­reliant, independent, and well­ by recognizing the needs of young people in  managed national Scout Organization a rapidly changing environment • reaches out a greater proportion of youth  in member countries


Vision 2013 The Asia­Pacific Region upholds the Mission  • extends to non­member countries of Scouting and envisions for 2013 a  • has good image and visibility everywhere Scout Movement that: • maximizes the use of information  • is widely recognized as a value­based  communications technology educational movement; • • contributes to community and national­ is co­educational; building; • includes youth members in decision­ • making helps protect nature and environment; • provides a safe environment for young  • promotes peace in local and global  people; communities • has self­reliant, independent, and well­ by recognizing the needs of young people in  managed national Scout Organization a rapidly changing environment • reaches out a greater proportion of  youth in member countries


Vision 2013 The Asia­Pacific Region upholds the Mission  • extends to non­member countries of Scouting and envisions for 2013 a  • has good image and visibility everywhere Scout Movement that: • maximizes the use of information  • is widely recognized as a value­based  communications technology educational movement; • contributes to community and  • is co­educational; national­building; • includes youth members in decision­ • helps protect nature and environment; making • promotes peace in local and global  • provides a safe environment for young  communities people; by recognizing the needs of young people in  • has self­reliant, independent, and well­ a rapidly changing environment managed national Scout Organization • reaches out a greater proportion of  youth in member countries


APR Plan (2009­2012) •

APR Plan adopted during the 23th  Asia­Pacific Regional Scout  Conference in Kuala Lumpur; Plan for the period 2009 ­ 2012;

With eight priorities, namely: 

Young People;

Adults;

National Scout Organizations;

Management;

Finance;

Scouting Profile;

Membership; and

Community


Relationship with Growth •

Current focus on Growth

What is growth?

4% growth Rate

Perceived modes of Scouting


Perceived modes of Scouting •

Scouting in educational system;

Scouting delivered by schools;

Scouting in open groups;

Scouting sponsored by community  groups.


Conference Resolution 12/09 Omnibus Resolution: Focus for the  Future (4) Community­Based and School­Based  Scouting  Acknowledging that there are different merits  to community based and school based  Scouting, and accepting that the  coordination, motivation and transfer of best  practices between each style facilitated by  each NSO will often deliver the best results  for the youth in both community based and  school based Scouting, the Conference  recommends that:


Conference Resolution i. NSOs should strive to achieve both  community based Scouting and school  based Scouting modes of Scouting delivery  in their countries;

iv. NSOs should recognize and understand  that each mode has its own unique  strengths; and 

v. NSOs should recognize the value in both  ii. NSOs should consider that both modes  modes to service local communities and  of Scouting delivery provide different  young people but understand that  experiences of Scouting; community based Scouting offers a  higher degree of Scouting ethos, culture  or philosophy, while school based  iii. NSOs should recognize that appropriate  Scouting allow enormous access and  adult resources are important for both modes  opportunity for young people. of Scouting delivery and that the training will  differ for both modes of delivering Scouting;


What do we want to achieve . . . •

What is community­based Scouting; Why push for community­based  Scouting?

What are the challenges?

Where and how do we start?


Conceptual Framework