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WORLD SCOUT BUREAU - INTERAMERICAN REGION REPORT October 2013 - January 2014

REPORT OCTOBER 2013 - JANUARY 2014 WORLD SCOUT BUREAU - INTERAMERICAN REGION 11 Nsos Participated, 4 from Interamerican Region: Brazil, Canada, Costa Rica and Mexico.

SCENES SEMINAR

Meeting to: • Bring together representatives of existing and potential SCENES Centers (Scout Centers of Excellence for Nature and Environment). • Strengthen the SCENES Network and explore how to continue to advance SCENES as part of the World Scout Environment Programme. • Support potential new SCENES Centers to learn from existing centers. • Sharing of environmental education and management experiences of SCENES Centers.

Place: San José, Costa Rica Date: 1 - 7 October

STAFF •

Mauricio Veayra

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Leonardo Morales Lorena Gudiño

ISC

Place: Lisbon, Portugal Date: 7 - 11 October

STAFF • • • • • •

Raúl Sánchez Mauricio Veayra Ralf Dillmann José Gabriel Criollo Ronald Richardson Luiz Mazetti

Organization and Location Review: • Improved Management • Reorganized Global Teams • Relocation • Risk Management • Vision 2023-WSB Team input • New website • World Programme Policy • Scouting Development Team (former Educational Methods) Meeting • Training: Motivating Staff

WSB MANAGEMENT MEETING Presentation of the program of the Congress, the overall concept, the sessions, the audience. Work in pairs on sessions

PLANNING TEAM MEETING OF THE 1ST WORLD SCOUT EDUCATION CONGRESS

Seven working groups: 1. The debate after the keynote addresses - how do we achieve active engagement from the participants? 2. Evening network sessions - how to manage and facilitate? 3. Add-ons - informal times at the Congress - how to make the most of the free time and encourage exchanges? 4. Virtual participation - how to prepare and deliver sessions that are broadcasted, how to manage the virtual participation before and during the event? 5. Session methods and intercultural awareness - what works well where? Also some new and bright examples of facilitation methods to be shared with the others. Place: Lisbon, Portugal 6. Reporting - making the job of rapporteurs easy. What needs to be reported, how, work beforehand, etc. 7. How do we make best use of the symbolic framework of the Congress STAFF • Mauricio Veayra – practical ideas for presentations, add-ons, etc. • Ralf Dillmann

Date: 12 - 14 October

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Leonardo Morales Rafe Lucado

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WORLD SCOUT BUREAU - INTERAMERICAN REGION REPORT October 2013 - January 2014

VISIT OF JIM SHARP

Place: Panamá City, Panama Date: 15 - 18 October The agenda included: • • • • •

Yearly Operational Plan Budget External Audit Human Resources Matters Global Issues

STAFF • • • • • • • • •

Raúl Sánchez Mauricio Veayra Ralf Dillmann José Gabriel Criollo Ronald Richardson Luiz Mazetti Jesús Arenas Luis F. Bethancourt Ramón Guerra

Also his visit includes meeting with each of the staff members.

MEETING WITH KPMG GENEVA AND PWC PANAMA Place: Panama City - Panama Date: 6 November Reviewing of the administration procedures, meeting with PWC accountants to define the procedure for the audit 2012-2013.

STAFF • •

Raúl Sánchez Jesús Arenas

YOUTH PROGRAMME WORKSHOP FOR SCOUTS DE EL SALVADOR STAFF •

Mauricio Veayra

Place: San Salvador, El Salvador Date: 31 October - 3 November 25 Participants. Workshop with extended Youth Programme an Educational Methods teams, National Trainers Team, National Director, Members of National Board, to generate the documents related to national YP policy, national YP model, merit badges and skill system, and clarify the personal progression in the rover section. Place: Porto Alegre, Brazil Date: 1- 3 November

VISIT TO THE INTERAMERICAN SCOUT MOOT PREPARATION

Round-trip to Parque Rodeio in Osório, local of the camp base. • • •

Meeting for logistical requests and communication needs. Chat about Paraguay NSO situation affecting their inscription. Meeting for program overview and details about the module.

STAFF •

Luiz Mazetti

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WORLD SCOUT BUREAU - INTERAMERICAN REGION REPORT October 2013 - January 2014 Place: Gilwell Park, UK Date: 14 - 18 November

WORKSHOP VISION 2023 WORKSHOP VISION 2023

Over 30 people, from many corners of the world, arrived at Gilwell Park to participate with their ideas in the construction of the 2023 Vision for Scouting.

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Leonardo Morales Rafe Lucado Lorena Gudiño Zaida Joaquin

ISC

1200 Participants from: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Mexico, Panama, Perú and Uruguay.

Raúl Sánchez

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Leonardo Morales Aomori Matsumoto (YIN)

ISC

35 Participants from the interamerican Region From the NSOs of: Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, St,. Vincent, Honduras, Mexico, Panama and Venezuela. Three different moments were developed during these days: pre-congress, congress, postcongress). During the pre-congress the planning team members and the facilitators finished preparing the congress and dealt with last minute issues. During the congress, the program was developed. In the post-congress we had a hot evaluation of the previous days and the work done so far.

STAFF

Mauricio Veayra Ralf Dillmann

Place: Hong Kong, China Date: 18 - 26 November

1ST WORLD SCOUT EDUCATION CONGRESS

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STAFF

II INTERAMERICAN SCOUT MOOT

Coordinate a Regional Office stand in the Interamerican Development Village, to offer participants a workshop related with the topics of Moot and the Module “Seeing forward” of two workshops related to Human Rights and Youth Involvement. Place: Porto Alegre, Brasil Date: 27 December - 4 January

STAFF • • •

Raúl Sánchez Mauricio Veayra Luiz Mazetti

Ricardo Stuber

ISC

STAFF

NATIONAL PACKS MEETING

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Raúl Sánchez Luiz Mazetti

Place: Tarija, Bolivia Date: 4 - 7 January Participation in National Camp for Cubs in Bolivia. Meeting with National Team.

VISIT VISIT TO TO PARAGUAY PARAGUAY

Place: Asunción, Paraguay Date: 1- 3 November Meetings with parts in conflict trying to find a solution.

STAFF •

Luiz Mazetti

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WORLD SCOUT BUREAU - INTERAMERICAN REGION REPORT October 2013 - January 2014

THE INTERAMERICAN LEADERSHIP TRAINING A training for young scouts aged 17 to 25 years old from all the countries of the Interamerican Region was held from December 26, 2013 to January 1, 2014 in Houston, Texas, USA called the Interamerican Leadership Training. Inspired by the Boy Scouts of America, this event is expected to take place for a period of 10 years. The result of this project is to have 600 highly trained leaders through the whole Region. All airfares, transportation costs and materials were generously donated by Messengers of Peace and the American Foundation for International Scouting. Attended by 62 young scouts from all across the region, a staff consisting of 12 young scouts, 14 adults and 4 members of the coordination team of the Interamerican Youth Network. Almost 100 scouts assisted to the training. Which was hosted on BSA Camp Strake. Objective: The Objective is to train the participants in order to become future support for each of the NSO’s. For them to acquire and practice leadership skills and build a network of all the leaders. Also for participants to experience a change in their Scout life as Messengers of Peace ambassadors in their NSO, so they can be able to share their knowledge at home and promote collaboration of the young leaders of the Inter Region. During the whole week there were different modules combined with outdoor activities. The • • • • • • • • • •

modules were: Youth Protection Training Overview of WOSM and IAR Presentation of the Youth Network Introduction Messengers of Peace Program Values of Scouting Decision Making / Conflict Resolution The benefits of teamwork Give example Servant Leadership Operating Structure and the Region of WOSM

On Sunday the participants visited NASA 29. It was an enlightening experience where the participants lunched. Afterwards, they headed out to the Scout Office Houston for dinner were everybody dined together with a few BSA officials and two international ambassadors. The program afterwards included speeches of the staff, two participants, BSA officials and finished with Native American tradition dances were everybody joined together. Each delegation prepared and presented a brief overview about Scouting in their country, how they involve the Youth and how the Messengers of Peace program is promoted there. That activity was very rewarding for the rest of the participants. It gave a clear picture of the realities of the movement in other countries, as well as having a global view of Scouting. On Tuesday 31st, the event concluded with an emotional closing ceremony, along with the year -end dinner celebration. Afterwards was the official distribution of the Messengers of Peace neckerchiefs. It was an excellent opportunity of the Interamerican Youth Network, because we had the opportunity to make contact with two youth members of each NSO. This helped us to understand the specific situation of each country, its needs and how we can collaborate. All participants made a commitment to maintain fluid and constant communication with the Interamerican Youth Network. We also hope to be at the service of the staff for the future ILT trainings to come. Matías Rodríguez Aró Youth Network Deputy Coordinator WOSM - IARI

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REPORT OF

THE INTERAMERICAN SCOUT COMMITTEE

On 17 and 18 January 2013 the members of Interamerican Scout Committee met at the Word Scout Bureau – Interamerican Office in city of Knowledge, Panama. Accompanied by several special guests This was the first regular meeting of the Interamerican Scout Committee in 2014. Leonardo Morales, who was elected as Chairman of this important body for the triennium 2014 - 2016, welcomed the five elected members at the 25th. Interamerican Scout Conference: Lorena Gudiño, Zaida Joaquin, Rosario Mayorga, Luis Silvestri and Ricardo Stuber. They joined to the 5 elected members at the 24th Interamerican Scout Conference, which will end its run at the next Conference to be held in Houston, USA, in 2016: Leonardo Morales, Steve Kent, Kent Clayburn and Rafe Lucado. The meeting was joined by others guests: Bill Wallace - Regional Treasurer, José Luis Hernandez Gallegos - Chairman of the Interamerican Scout Foundation, Aomori Matsumoto, Iliene Corsen and Tiago Lacerda - Coordinator, Communications and Deputy communicator of Youth Network, respectively. Also members of the World Scout Committee were also present: Dan Ownby y Oscar Palmquist, staff from the World Scout Bureau - Central Office: David Berg, Peter Illig y Cynthia Márquez and staff from the World Scout Bureau - Interamerican Region: Mauricio Veayra, Ralf Dillmann and José Gabriel Criollo.

MEETING

The meeting began on Friday 17 early, gradually were addressing the issues which have been identified on the agenda, including: Operation of the World Scout Bureau - Interamerican Region • Regional plan • Regional budget • Interamerican Scout Foundation • Integration of Committee members to the Regional Networks • Interamerican Youth Network • Messengers of Peace • Global Issues At the end of the day’s session, all together went to the bowling located in the City of Knowledge to enjoy a fun time together. On Saturday the meeting resumed and continued even addressing outstanding issues. The official photo of the attendees at this meeting was taken and the workshop was held on Messengers of Peace. The meeting left a pleasant taste in all participants; all were very proactive and immediately became involved in regional issues, which will surely result in benefits for all National Scout Organizations.

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Report in English 2013