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Indonesian Scouts welcoming the King of Sweden Photo Credit: Yoshi Shimizu, World Scout Foundation

OUR REGION Messengers of Peace Team visits Asia-Pacific Region NSO FOCUS Nepal’s Major Rana passes away Maldives holds first AGM OUR YOUNG PEOPLE Australia and Timor Leste share special Scouting bond

OUR VOLUNTEERS My Pinkie adventure OUR ORGANIZATION Risk management policy for quality Scouting MAIN STORY King of Sweden visits largest Scouting nation

PHOTO GALLERY King of Sweden visits largest Scouting nation photos WHAT WE DO BEST ShelterBox and Filipino Scouts help typhoon victims OUR RESOURCES Sri Lanka’s integration camps dispel differences, build up similarities

OUR PROFILE Nobel Peace Laureate Jose Ramos-Horta believes Scouting as agent of peace AROUND THE WORLD 4th World Scout Inter-religious Symposium Fr. Jacques Sevin - a new step towards beatification

OUR RESOURCES APR Workshop on Environment Education in Scouting APR Workshop for Correspondents OTHER SCOUTING STORY Oliver’s story: An inside look on Scouting


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Messengers of Peace Team visits Asia-Pacific Region

Mr Abdullah Rasheed Adviser Ms Luz Taray Editor Mr S Prassanna Shrivastava Mr Syd Castillo Mr Thian Hiong Boon Associate Editors

The global team of Messengers of Peace (MoP) met with the executives and MoP regional team in Manila, Philippines to reinforce the coordination work between the central and regional office in running the MoP projects. The team consists of Patrik Hedljung, Abir Koubaa and Ray Saunders who earlier visited Africa, Eurasia and Europe regional offices.

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During the 3-day meeting, the central and the regional teams discussed the support fund, newdea training and global network. The global network is the tool to connect Scouts using social media, where it allows to showcase their projects and meet online to share ideas and stories. The support fund provides financial support to the peace projects. Newdea is the software that records all MoP projects, keeps track of the data of all MoP projects across the six regions, and produces a global report data.

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and working arrangements of the AsiaPacific Region, and he highlighted the strong support from governments and from the school system, and the various levels of development in National Scout Organizations within APR. “Asia-Pacific Region has so far reached the farthest in terms of implementing the MoP project”, says Patrik Hedljung, who is responsible for the MoP network and training. He stressed that MoP wants measurable and specific projects that produce results, using the words of Lord Kevin “If you can’t measure it you can’t improve it.” MoP projects are intentionally designed to be broad so that everything can fit in, as long as it creates positive impact to the community”, he added. The Asia-Pacific Region launched online the first issue of the MoP regional newsletter featuring the recent projects undertaken in Sri Lanka, Indonesia, and India-Pakistan. The newsletter will be issued every three months. Several NSOs have lined up their MoP projects including Australia and Japan. Also in the pipeline are Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Mongolia and Maldives.


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Nepal’s Major Rana passes away Rabi Samser JB Rana or popularly known called “Major Rana” died on 13th January 2012 in a hospital in Kathmandu. Major Rana was the former Chief Commissioner of Nepal Scouts and considered Nepal’s community Scouting prime mover. Rana, born in 1926, in Jawalakhel Durbar, played a significant role in the integration of community development in Scouting. As a young Scout, Rana had always been curious about community work which became his strong advocacy when he became a Scout leader.

During Nepal Scouts’ early years, Scouts appeared mostly during volunteering service camps, Royal birthday celebrations, and national day’s march. But when Rana was appointed as National Commissioner, he upgraded the traditional system and integrated Scouting into the community work and in the Scouting programme, and in many ways, modernized Nepal Scouts. Seeing his notable work, he was a recipient of numerous awards including the “Asia-Pacific Region Distinguished Service Award” and the highest national Scout awards of Bangladesh, India, Singapore and Japan.

Maldives holds first Annual General Meeting Maldives Scout Association held its first Annual General Meeting attended by duly nominated representatives from 40 Scout Groups on the 28th of December 2011.

and complying with the guideline provided by the World Scout Committee. Major changes were made on membership categories, Scout Promise, Scout Law, governance structure, among others. Regional Scout Committee 1st Vice Chairman Dr Mukhyuddin bin Sarwani addressed the opening session and recognized the challenging and difficult task of holding the AGM.

Representatives elected key position holders including the President of the association, Vice President, Chief Commissioner, and five Scout Leaders for the National Council. The AGM was historic in a way that it totally revised and adopted the constitution of the association. The constitution dates back to 1990 when the association applied for WOSM membership and was found to be inconsistent with present day governance and irrelevant to meeting today’s requirements. The newly adopted version is comprehensive in meeting current norms of governance

Outgoing President of the Association Mr Arif Rasheed chaired the AGM, assisted by the outgoing Chief Commissioner Mr Mohamed Nazeef. Both leaders spearheaded the drafting of the new constitution. They were able to overcome a number of hurdles – legal and technical – arising from recent national laws that stipulated very strict rules on governance and the revalidation of all NGOs in the country. Both leaders handed over the governance of the association, in a smooth and Scout-like manner, to the very first elected body after the association’s existence of 27 years.

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Australia and Timor Leste share special Scouting bond Scouts Australia continues to assist the growth and development of Scouting in Timor Leste in many ways including sponsorship of Timorese Scouts to attend international events. Timor Leste is the world’s second newest sovereign nation rich in history, with 1.1 million people, nestled between Australia, Papua New Guinea and Indonesia. “Following an approach from the World Organization of the Scout Movement/Asia-Pacific Region, Scouts Australia is assisting to enhance the capability of Uniao Nacional Dos Escuteiros De Timor Leste (UNE-TL) to grow Scouting across Timor-Leste”, Neville Tomkins, the International Commissioner of Scouts Australia said. “Through an Australian young people Ambassador for Development (AYAD), and other measures, Scouts Australia is assisting UNE-TL to establish its National Office, and to undertake its inaugural membership census”. “Late last year, Scouts Australia facilitated a 4 day Advanced Training Course for 32 participants from UNE-TL”, Mr Tomkins added. “It was extraordinarily successful, with credit to the three highly qualified Australian trainers, Paul Parkinson, Peter Blatch and Bryan Brown. Scouts Australia hopes to provide further training this year”. It is anticipated that these support arrangements will assist UNE-TL to seek membership over the coming years of World Scouting.

TL were delighted that the President of the Republic of Timor-Leste, His Excellency José Ramos-Horta, accepted their invitation to be the Patron which investiture took place on 12 January in Dili. Tomkins said that “Scouts Australia is also keen to support young people from Timor Leste to experience Scouting in Australia, and elsewhere.” It was in this context that Scouts Australia has sponsored 4 UNE-TL young people to the 15th Australian Venture (‘Wild Dayz’) in Tasmania. It was their first time out of Timor-Leste, or on a plane and enjoyed participating in a wide-range on-site activities during the Australian Venture, and even visited a wildlife park. “Initially it was a daunting experience for the four young people: Joanna, Cacilio, Bonifacia and Juvinal and each had an extraordinary Scouting experience. And it was Scouting that gave them this international experience, and the opportunity to meet Scouts from other parts of the world,” Tomkins said. He concluded by explaining about the special bond that exists between Australia and Timor-Leste. During World War II, the local Timorese people gave invaluable support to the Australian government and in expressing their gratitude, Australia remarked that “we will never forget you”. It is through Scouting that Australia is also showing that it will never forget the people of its nearest neighbor.

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My name is Ian Saulog, a teacher and a troop leader from the Philippines. From June to September 2011, I was accepted to be a Short Term Staff at Kandersteg International Scout Centre (KISC) in Switzerland.

were accepted during the summer like me, we had the opportunity to be part

and definitely a great challenge. However, as days went by, I became friends with the other Pinkies, which helped me become confident in my work. During my term at KISC, I was able to share the Filipino’s distinct characteristics as a worker: dedicated, hospitable and cheerful. While sharing a part of myself, I was also learning a lot from other Pinkies’ culture and background.

Interacting with staff and guests was one activity that I enjoyed most. Throughout my stay, I have learned a lot about Scouting and being part of an international family rooted in friendship and having a sense of responsibility.

of Swiss National Day celebration, held every 1st day of August. In this special day, we joined other Scouts going to the carnival and evening village parade; watching talent show and Alpenhorn concert, and most especially, eating great variety of Swiss food.

One good thing about KISC was their active part in the environment

For me, KISC is truly a melting pot of Scouting ideas waiting to be shared and discovered. Having the opportunity to contribute to that melting pot has brought me indescribable feeling of fulfillment.

Being the first Filipino Pinkie, I was both proud and pressured at the same time representing my country in an international setting. Having only participated in local Scouting events, this learning experience was really new to me

protection which was evident in simple things like using sensor activated lights and biodegradable chemicals. I am proud to say that I carried this good practice at home and is now sharing it especially to my Scout friends.

KISC staff are popularly called “Pinkies” who are volunteers from different countries around the world whom you see running around the centre, doing different work. They can be students, teachers, artists, architects and engineers who have one thing in common – they’re all Scouts. As Pinkies we were divided into three departments: Programme, Campsite and Chalet Services where I was assigned. Our main responsibility was to take care of the guests who were staying at the historic accommodation buildings. We were divided into three units: catering, house and shop. Main responsibility of the catering team was to prepare food for the guests, which sometimes went up to 400 a day. House team looks after the house, laundry work and guests’ check-in and checkout. Lastly, the shop team handles all the Scouting souvenirs. Aside from our normal work routines, we were tasked to be involved in other activities at the centre such as the international sports afternoon, international BBQ and international campfire where we were sometimes asked to perform. For Pinkies who

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Working at KISC has opened a lot of doors for me and I looked back and thanked the Boy Scouts of the Philippines, World Organization of the Scout Movement, AsiaPacific Regional Office and KISC for making me a part of this international community.

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Risk management policy for quality Scouting “It is high time for NSOs to develop a risk management policy to strengthen public confidence in what we do and how we do it.” This was the statement of APR Management SubCommittee Chairman Janaprith Fernando at the opening of the Asia-Pacific Sub-Regional Risk Management Workshop in Mouchak, Bangladesh from 26th to 29th January 2012, a gathering of 40 Scout leaders from Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Indonesia, Maldives, Malaysia, Nepal and Sri Lanka. Fernando shared that courage was the main quality of leadership, no matter where it is exercised, and it usually implies some risk specially in new undertakings. Major topics covered were Safe from Harm Environment, NSO responsibilities on safety and security and risk management process. At the and end of the workshop, participants drafted a generic national risk management policy that could be adapted elsewhere. Bangladesh Scouts advisor and former Regional Scout Committee Chairman Mr Mohammad Abu Hena inaugurated the workshop, with Chief National Commissioner Md. Abul Kalam Azad and Vice President and former World Scout Committee Vice-Chairman Mr Habibul Alam.

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“It is high time for NSOs to develop a risk management policy to strengthen public confidence in what we do and how we do it.” -- Janaprith Fernando, Chairman, APR Management Sub Comittee

APR Management Sub-Committee member and International Commissioner Mr Md. Mozammal Haque Khan directed the workshop, co-directed by World Scout Bureau Asia-Pacific Director, Development Support and Finance S. Prassanna Shrivastava with resource persons Jamal Harim Abdullah (Malaysia), Prof. Mozahed Hossain, Prof. Nizamuddin Ahmed supported by an efficient team of Bangladesh Scouts.

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TORY MAIN S Photo credit: Yoshi Shimizu, World Scout Foundation

King of Sweden visits the largest Scouting nation Two prominent personalities – His Majesty the King of Sweden and the President of the Republic of Indonesia met in Jakarta, for the benefit of young people in Indonesia. Both personalities are strong advocates of Scouting. His Majesty visited the country in his capacity as Honorary Chairman of the World Scout Foundation to inspire the largest Scouting nation in the world – Gerakan Pramuka – with over 21 million members. The World Scout Foundation supports many local community-based projects in different parts of the world, and Gerakan Pramuka is one of those youth organizations that plays a key role in national building through community development, especially under the recently established Messenger of Peace initiative. Gerakan Pramuka, with its strong presence in the provinces, has been a prime mover of health and sanitation campaigns, environmental cleanup, vocational training, and more visibly in rescue and relief operations during small

and large scale natural disasters. The 2004 post tsunami led them to mobilize over 30 projects in Bandar Aceh to rehabilitate mangroves, build learning centres and playgound for children, reconstruct a fish market, and many more. Regional Chairman Jejomar C Binay welcomed His Majesty in his message, “Your visit will surely inspire millions of young people, Scouts as well as non-Scouts, and in a way recognizes the years of work of a Scout association that built much of its success on community development.” Dignitaries who accompanied the King in this visit were Mr. Mike Bosman, Chairman of the World Scout Foundation; Mr.

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Fredrik Gottlieb, Treasurer, World Scout Foundation; Dr. Eberhard Von Koerber, Board member, World Scout Foundation; Prof. Abdullah Al-Fahad, World Scout Committee member, Mr. John Geoghegan, CEO, World Scout Foundation; Mr. Abdullah Rasheed, Regional Director, WOSM/APR; Dr. Hamad Al-Yaha, Mr. Abdullmohsen and Mr. Sakem Almuhanna, Saudi Arabia. Minister of Youth and Sports of the Government of Indonesia Dr. Andi Mallarangeng was the minister inattendance. Together with Gerakan Pramuka Chairman Dr Azrul Azwar, they accompanied His Majesty to the Cibubur Scout Camp and other places of interest. The King made a courtesy call on the President of the Republic of Indonesia followed by an official dinner hosted by the President.

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ShelterBox and Filipino Scouts help typhoon victims remain displaced weeks after the deadly typhoon struck Cagayan de Oro and Iligan cities.

Filipino Scouts joined in the massive rescue and relief operations after the deadly typhoon Washi ravaged northern Mindanao, a southern island in the Philippines, particularly Cagayan De Oro and Iligan cities early morning of 17th December 2011, sweeping away nearly 50,000 homes and affecting hundreds of people. In partnership with the Boy Scouts of the Philippines, ShelterBox, an international disaster response team, headed to the devastated areas of Cagayan de Oro and Iligan, with Scouts from Mizamis Oriental and Cagayan De Oro set up camps, provide emergency shelter and lifesaving supplies for the most vulnerable families. ShelterBox provides emergency shelter and lifesaving supplies for families around the world who are affected by disasters, at the time when they need it the most. Last year, ShelterBox also worked with Scouts in Brazil serving around 70 families who were made homeless by floods and mudslides. With combined efforts from the national and local Scout councils and ShelterBox, support continues as tens of thousands of people

‘As more ShelterBoxes and tents arrive, more hands seem to become available to put them up,’ said SRT volunteer Abner Tayco (PH). ‘It’s incredible seeing how many people out there have huge support for the work that ShelterBox does and they want to help out as much as they can in any way they can.’ SRT volunteer Lyndon Tamblyn (NZ) demonstrated to Scouts how to set up ShelterBox tents at the Calaanan camp. By the end of the day, 50 tents were set up. ‘It’s been amazing having help from the Scouts and they have brought with them a wealth of knowledge in setting up camps,’ said Lyndon. ‘It was easy to show them how to put up the tents as they already knew about distance and spacing so we have been able to work at double our normal pace. The SRT also received support from aid agency volunteers and local rotarians who helped set up at least 200 tents to date. A selection of Senior and Rover Scouts of Liceo de Cagayan University and other schools also volunteered in the Safer River Life Saver Foundation, who assisted in rescuing, repacking and distributing food, clothes and medicines. -- ShelterBox, with reports from Scouter Glenn Anora, Cagayan De Oro Council

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Sri Lanka’s integration camps dispel differences, build up similarities A significant element of Scouting is peace, but for many years in Sri Lanka, this has been denied. Sri Lanka Scout Association is seeking to renew this hope by joining the Messengers of Peace project, to help young people overcome the longer effects of conflict, like prejudice, through a post-war integration camp among Singhalese and Tamil Scouts. Singhalese community forms the majority of population, while the Tamils, who are concentrated in the north and east of the island, form the largest ethnic minority. Years of conflict denied these communities to freely interact, drawing them apart, especially the children. The integration camp was designed to bring both communities together, through practical activities that would make them understand that their common identity far exceeds their differences. Starting August 2011, Scouts in Kandy hosted the first camp, followed by the second camp in Kankesanthurai, the third in Galle, and the fourth in Jaffna. All camps were completed, one after the other, until December 2011. Gayantha, a Scout from Kandy, said that after spending time with Scouts from the

south, he came to realize that Scouts from the north faced many hardships for years. “I now better understand the difficulties the Scouts went through during those years of conflict,” he said. Another Scout from Galle said that “even though we speak different languages, we sing the same songs in Scouting.” Participants had team building activities and shared their thoughts on selected themes at the youth forum with lectures by resource persons from a university. The leadership concept was a new experience for them, where they chose their leaders and worked as teams. At the end of each camp, they went hiking for two to three kilometers to visit villages and talk to local people from middle and lower income families. What was most significant to many participants was sharing their homes with the visiting Scouts. During their brief stay, the host parents welcomed and treated their guest Scouts like their own. With the camps over, the Scouts are hoping that reciprocal visits will continue and their friendship will grow.

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Nobel Peace Laureate Jose Ramos-Horta believes Scouting as agent of peace East Timor President José Ramos-Horta was invested as the Patron of Uniao Nacional dos Escuteiros de Timor Leste (UNE-TL) on 12th January 2012 at the President Palacio in Nicolau Lobato, Timor Leste. RamosHorta is the second President of East Timor since independence and was a co-recipient of the 1996 Nobel Peace Prize. The investiture ceremony was largely covered by the media where the President was seen in Scout uniform, wearing the Scout scarf and signing the resolution. Speaking before the crowd of key Scout leaders, dignitaries and guests from various international organizations based in Dili, President RamosHorta said he acknowledged the important role that Heads of States in many other countries play as Patrons of their Scouting organisations and said he was honoured to fill this role in his country.

ety. She thanked the Secretary of State for Youth and Sports for their support and hoped that this will continue. However, she explained that lack of resources is significantly limiting UNE-TL’s capacity to provide quality programs. International Commissioner Ms Filomena Reis read out the UNE-TL Resolution. Scouting in Timor Leste started since 1971. The working visits from WOSM started as far back as September 2003. In January 2004 the National Scout Constitution was drafted, followed by the regional team visit in December 2005 where the first Annual General Meeting adopted their Constitution. This was followed by a training course also in the same month conducted by overseas trainers. Presently, Scouts Australia is extending some valuable assistance to UNE-TL by responding to some of its needs for sustainability. South Australian Commissioner Phil Radoslavich and his daughter Kathy, who is the Australian Youth Ambassador for development in Dili were present at the ceremony. – with report from Phil Radoslovich, Scouts Australia SA Branch

He promised to uphold the Scout Promise and Law, and in his speech, he emphasized the positive role Scouting plays in youth development and promised to assist Scouting in whatever way he could through his role as Patron. “I am ready together with you to promote Scouting through UNE-TL. Mostly in other countries, the Head of State becomes the Patron of the Scout association. Here in TimorLeste, we follow this tradition in Scouting. Even though my mandate will finish in the next four months but I am ready to support UNETL.” At the opening ceremony, UNE-TL President Idelta Maria Rodrigues talked about how Scouting evolved and the process of the establishment of UNE-TL. She emphasized how Scouting plays the role of equipping the young people of Timor Leste with leadership skills and self-discipline and how they play the positive role in the soci-

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4th World Scout Inter-religious Symposium The 4th World Scout Inter-religious Symposium (WSIS) will be held from 1st to 5th August 2012 at the WonKwang University, Iksan South Korea. It is organized by members of the World Scout Inter-religious Forum (WSIF), an informal network of religious groups/organizations in Scouting, and is supported by the World Scout Bureau. The theme of this symposium is “Growing Scouting through Families and Communities.” Programme Activities *World Scout Inter-religious Forum: includes presentations, workshops, and discussions on how Scouting can grow in the context of families and religious communities. * Educational Tour o Visiting Korean historical and religious sites o Walking the interfaith path in Jeonju

* Sightseeing o Traditional Korean village in Jeonju o Seoul city tour (after symposium) * Cultural Activities o Korean arts and crafts * Reception and meals with special guests and participants * Daily guided meditation sessions for settling into a peaceful mind * Programme available for children accompanying attendees during the symposium Participants • Scouts, Scout leaders, and accompanying family and others. • Young adult Scouts are very much encouraged to attend. Registration fee €200 This will cover accommodation and meals during the symposium as well as arranged transportation from/to the airport. Children 12 years old and under are admitted free. Please take advantage of these benefits and join us in this wonderful event to help Scouting expand through interfaith communities worldwide!

Fr. Jacques Sevin - a new step towards beatification WOSM welcomes the recent vote of the Congregation of the Causes of Saints on the heroic virtues of Father Jacques Sevin (1882 - 1951), pioneer of extending Scouting to members of the Catholic faith, and the co-founder of Scouts de France. The Congregation for the Causes of Saints oversees the process that leads to the canonization of saints passing through the steps of a declaration of “heroic virtues” and beatification. The status of “venerable” is likely be given in late June, when the Pope will authorize the issuance of the decree recognizing the ‘heroic virtues’ of Jacques Sevin. Jacques Sevin made a landmark contribution to the Scout Movement through the founding of Scouts de France in 1920 (which has evolved to become the current Scouts et Guides de France – SGDF) and worked within the Movement throughout his life. The legacy he has left, deeply rooted in faith, is still widely taught and used in Scouting.

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APR Workshop on Environment Education in Scouting 4-7 June 2012, Malaysia Theme ‘What Scouts Can Do’ is the theme of the workshop to highlight Scouts as prime movers in creating positive change towards their environment. Fee USD 150.00, which will cover transportation, food, accommodation for five nights, workshop documents, workshop souvenirs and educational tour. Eligibility Key leaders at national level from NSOs in the Asia-Pacific Region and full time executives responsible for Community Scouting and environmental programmes.

APR Workshop for Correspondents

22-25 June 2012, Philippines Aim of the Workshop Offer an opportunity for Honorary Correspondents to enhance their journalistic skills and share strategies on how to reflect the mission and vision of the Scout Movement. Participants This workshop expects to gather 50 participants, in particular, the appointed Honorary Correspondents of NSOs, and coordinators of Messengers of Peace (who are required to prepare reports and stories of their MoP projects). Young Correspondents, Young Spokespersons and persons responsible for their NSO publications are also invited. Registration Fee US$100 per participant to cover inland transportation, food (from 21st June dinner and 26th breakfast), accommodation (for 5 nights) in twin sharing rooms, workshop materials and educational tour.

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in their Oliver promised to join them this year. p Cam Advancement Summer visit and Reaching the end of his Manila Scouts, seeing the daily lives of these was for Oliver realized how blessed he and at having the comforts of home in a ping slee for ty some point felt guil good bed.

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2012 Asia-Pacific Region Wall Calendar

Guideline on Risk Management Policy

The APR wall calender features the winning photos and the entries selected for the final judging of the APR Scout Photo Contest. The calendar is one of the major publications the regional office yearly distributed to National Scout Organizations in the region and other parts of the world.

Using this handbook as a guide, NSOs will be able to learn how to develop a National Risk Management Policy, a reference document for the Volunteers and Staff of the National Scout Organizations that will define their objectives and commitment on risk management.

Guidelines on Fundraising Photo Contest Posters Posters contain the winning photos of the annual photo contest of the region. Over the years, posters have been part of the regular major publications printed and distributed by the Asia-Pacific Region.

Scouting in the Asia-Pacific Region This audio-video production is a 10-minute video showcasing the Scouting in the Asia-Pacific Region.

Fundraising guidelines is designed as a practical tool to develop the capacity of National Scout Organizations to raise funds effectively.

Membership Growth Guidelines Membership Growth Guidelines is a tool to develop a membership growth plan, which includes strategies to guide National Scout Organizations through the process of developing strategies that affect them.

For inquiry, send an email to asia-pacific@scout.org

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