it‘s Time! bulletin 1: July 2009
© WSB Inc. / Kenya Scouts Association
Welcome to Kenya karibu Kenya Welcome to the ﬁrst Bulletin for the 13th World Scout Moot which will be held in Kenya from 27th July to 7th August 2010. This Bulletin provides an update on progress with the preparations for the Moot.
An enormous variety of stimulating and exciting activities have been designed for the participants of the 13th World Scout Moot in Kenya. This event offers an excellent opportunity to all participants to enjoy themselves while having fun and learning more about Scouting in their groups, country and other countries throughout the world. This is a great opportunity to show how Scouting can “make a difference” at local, national and world levels.
We at the Moot Ofﬁce and Kenya Scouts Association welcome you to the Moot and invite you to join us in: • demonstrating the unity of Scouting worldwide;
We recognize that for this event to be the success that we plan it to be, we need to recruit participants. After all, Scouts are the ones who make Scouting an exciting adventure! We would like you to register a Contingent and promote the Moot to young people in your Scout association.
• promoting a more peaceful world; • demonstrating a commitment to nature and the environment; • showing concern for all communities; • preparing young people to be good citizens in this global village.
We hope that this Bulletin will provide you with useful information. If you have any questions you can also send us an email at: email@example.com
As the Moot gets closer, we will be increasing our communication with Contingents through our Bulletins, emails, newsletters and the web www.scoutmoot2010.org, as well as offering direct support from the Moot Ofﬁce.
We hope that your planning and preparations are going well as we look forward to welcoming you to the 13th World Scout Moot in Kenya.
In this Bulletin we are providing details on basic information, location, Kenya as a country, fees, programme concept and visas. There is also a section on news and upcoming events.
Ray Charles Musau
© WSB Inc. / Kenya Scouts Association
13th World Scout Moot Chairman
Contents INTRODUCTION 1
NEWS AND EVENTS
THE HEADS OF CONTINGENT MEETING
BULLETINS TIME TABLE
The World Organization of Scout Movement [WOSM] honored the Kenya Scouts Association to host the 13th World Scout Moot from 27th July to 7th August 2010. The Kenya Scouts Association is the largest youth organization in Kenya with over 300,000 Scouts and over 20,000 Scout leaders. The World Scout Moot is a gathering of young adults aged 18 – 26 years who come together to share experiences and participate in offering service to communities. If you are 26 or older at the time of the Moot you can attend as an International Service Team (IST) staff member. The World Scout Moot is held every four years and has been held twelve times before. The last one was held in Hwalien, Taiwan in 2004. This event is the ﬁrst World Scout Moot to be held in Africa therefore making it a very special occasion for the whole continent and for the Scout Movement. The event will draw 3,000 participants from all over the world.
As this is our ﬁrst Bulletin, we would like to introduce to you the staff of the 13th World Scout Moot Ofﬁce
MOOT DIRECTOR: Gathogo Ngugi email:
THEME “Ultimate Discovery”
THE SYMBOLIC BACKGROUND OF THE ROVER SCOUT SECTION IS “ ROUTE” - A JOURNEY WITH A PURPOSE.
COMMUNICATION AND PR MANAGER Elizabeth Ngoru email:
Young people today live in an interconnected and fastchanging world. There are threats: to peace and security, environmental degradation, epidemics such as HIV/ AIDS, and opportunities to ﬁnd real work are lacking, resulting in falling standards of living for young people. Political systems, cultural, societal and gender norm scan conﬁne young people within invisible boundaries, limiting their opportunities to reach their full potential as members of the global community.
PROGRAMME & EXPEDITION CENTRES MANAGER Esther Ayoti email:
Young people need an opportunity, within a supportive environment, to stretch and push themselves to ﬁnd ways to cope with the new demands and challenges of life today. They need to acquire appropriate knowledge and skills, and develop a value system for now and the future. They need to share their experiences and discover the challenges and opportunities experienced by other young people around the world. The Moot programme will help Rover Scouts to discover more about themselves, realise their talents and to help them to face their future challenges.
ADMINISTRATIVE & FINANCE MANAGER Phinehas Mwita email:
In our subsequent Bulletins you will get a chance to hear more from them.
It’s time… ... to enable Scouts from all over the world to come together at the World Scout Moot in Kenya where the spirit of the Founder and Chief Scout of the world, Baden Powell lies. ... for the young people to discover their full potential, serve the community and have fun with a purpose, as they enjoy the culture, safari and adventure of Kenya. ... to come to Africa... It’s time for Kenya!
MACHAKOS SCOUT CAMP
EXPEDITION CENTRES All Moot participants will travel to the Expedition Centres on 28th July 2010 and travel back to Rowallan camp on 2nd August 2010. The following are the Expedition Centres:
ROWALLAN SCOUT CAMP
The Moot programme concept has been inspired by the spirit of discovery, innovation and diversity. It will include opportunities for community service and leadership development. The Rover Scouts will participate in international teams with new friends from around the world. The programme will include:
The Rowallan Scout Camp is situated about 20 minutes drive from the centre of Nairobi. This is part of the Ngong forest and will be the main Moot venue. 900 Scouts will camp at this beautiful camp site.
MACHAKOS SCOUT CAMP Machakos Scout Camp is a 5 Minutes drive from Machakos town and is situated on a 10 acre piece of land. This camp is one hour drive from Nairobi city. The place has a hilly terrain. This camp will accommodate 400 Scouts
1. Four days spent at expedition centres located around the country with activities in the area of environment, development, health and education with intercultural experiences and opportunities for safari adventure in the wilderness.
KAIYABA SCOUTS CENTRE Moot participants will camp at the Kaiyaba Scouts Centre which is situated slightly before you reach Nyeri town. This campsite can accommodate 1,000 campers at any one time. It is one of the newest and most beautiful campsites in Kenya. 400 Scouts will be accommodated here during the Moot.
2. Four days of activities in the main camp to share respective projects, exchange handicrafts, experience activities related to development and culture at the Global Development Village [GDV], learn more about the issues of todayâ€™s world, meet various leaders (business, religious, political, civic, NGO, etc), appreciate and celebrate international diversity.
MIRITINI SCOUTS CENTRE 400 Moot Participants will be based at The Miritini Scouts Centre in Mombasa which is a 16 acres piece of beautiful land at the coastal strip.
3. Promotion of the Scouts of the World Award to learn more about peace, development and environment as a contribution towards addressing the Millennium Development Goals.
SIAYA SCOUTS CENTRE Since 2006, the village of Kogelo in Siaya has received much international attention, as it is the hometown of Barrack Obama Sr, the father of the current United States President Barrack Obama. This camp will accommodate 400 Scouts.
Registration kits are being distributed to all National Scout Organizations along with this Bulletin. Read the registration manual in order to help you complete the Moot registration forms, both of which are contained on the enclosed CD-ROM.
Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Nairobi, is served by routes from Europe, Asia, the Middle East and other parts of Africa. On arrival participants will be transported to Rowallan camp-site by bus and transport to the airport will be provided at the end of the Moot. Moving around in Kenya can be done by air, rail, road or sea. Kenya transportation is well-organized and structured and one can opt for any mode of transportation.
Registration closes 30th April 2010. Thereafter the Moot Ofﬁce will consider late registrations at its sole discretion and may be subject to a late registration surcharge.
Kenya Airways has ofﬁcially offered a 10% discount on fares to all participants of the 13th World Scout Moot. We encourage contingents to take advantage of this offer. However, Kenya Airways does not ﬂy to all countries. For more information on the routes that Kenya Airways operates, please visit their link on our website. It is also possible to organise a further group discount. Please contact the Moot Ofﬁce for details.
If you have any problems with the registration please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
REGISTRATION FEE Moot registration fees are tiered in a system based on the Gross National Income per capita [GNIpc] of each country [the same criteria as for membership fees to WOSM].
PARTICIPANTS US Dollars
IST & CONTINGENT STAFF US Dollars
USD 480 © WSB Inc. / Kenya Scouts Association
There are four levels of registration fee as follows:
NSOs can conﬁrm their category with the Moot Ofﬁce. Information on how to pay can be found in the registration manual. Please register as early as possible. So as to help us in our planning, please email the Moot Ofﬁce as soon as possible with a provisional indication of the numbers that you expect to attend from your NSO. NSOs who register before 31st December 2009 can avail of a 5% discount on registration fees.
NEWS AND EVENTS THE 2ND AFRICA SCOUT SUMMIT
The 2nd Africa Scout Summit took place between 15th to 20th April 2009 and was attended by 119 people. All African NSOs but one were represented.
There is a commitment from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to facilitate the provision of entry visas to all Scouts attending the event.
The Summit was attended by African delegates, participants, guests, partners and WOSM’s ofﬁcials from different parts of the world. The participants also had the opportunity to visit Nyeri and Paxtu where the spirit of the Founder and Chief Scout of the World, Baden Powell lies.
Further information on visa-related issues is available on the Moot website. Additional updates will be given in future Bulletins.
The Moot Ofﬁce was ofﬁcially introduced and made an excellent presentation. The participants also visited the Moot Ofﬁce.
About Kenya Geography The Republic of Kenya is a country in East Africa. Lying along the Indian Ocean, at the equator, Kenya is bordered by Ethiopia (north), Somalia (northeast), Tanzania (south), Uganda as well as Lake Victoria (west), and Sudan (northwest). Amazing geographical features of Kenya include the Volcanic Crater Kerio, the Great Rift Valley, natural lakes such as Lake Victoria and Lake Magadi, rivers such as Tsavo and Athi and mountains like Mt. Kilimanjaro, Mt. Kiringa, and Mt. Kenya. The Savannah, coral reefs and white sand beaches are some other attractions of Kenya. The capital city is Nairobi. Kenya spans an area about 85% the size of France or Texas. The population has grown rapidly in recent decades to nearly 38 million. Kenya has numerous wildlife reserves, containing thousands of animal species. The country is named after Mount Kenya, a very signiﬁcant landmark and the second among the highest mountain peak of Africa. Before 1920, the area now known as Kenya was known as the British East Africa Protectorate and so there was no need to say “Mount” when referring to the mountain.
Climate Kenya enjoys a tropical climate. It is hot and humid at the coast, temperate inland and very dry in the north and northeast parts of the country. There is plenty of sunshine all the year round and summer clothes are worn throughout the year. However, it is usually cool at night and early in the morning. The average annual temperature for the coastal town of Mombasa (altitude 17 metres) is 30’C maximum and 22’C minimum. The capital city, Nairobi (altitude 1,661 metres) has an average annual temperature of 25’C maximum and 13’C minimum.
Culture The major part of the population consists of tribal groups such as Kikuyu, Kamba, Ameru, Kalenjin and Luo among others. The remainder consists of the foreign settlers such as Asians, Gujarati, Punjabi, Goanese, Arabians and Europeans. Kenya is a diverse country, with many different cultures represented. Notable cultures include the Swahili on the coast, pastoralist communities in the north, and several different communities in the central and western regions. Today, the Maasai culture is well known, given its heavy exposure from tourism, however, Maasai make up a relatively minor percentage of the Kenyan population. The Maasai are known for their elaborate upper body adornment and jewellery.
Language OfďŹ cial Languages of Kenya are Swahili and English. Kenya has a rich store of languages. Several Kenyan languages spoken in different parts of Kenya such as Borana, Bukusu, Chuka, El molo, Kikuyu, Maasai, and Sambaru. Foreign languages such as Gujrati, Punjabi, Arabic, Omani and Konkani are also spoken.
Money The currency of Kenya is called Shilling (Kshs). Today, one US Dollar is equal to roughly 80 Shillings. Shilling notes are published in the denomination of 50, 100, 200, 500, and 1000.
THE HEADS OF CONTINGENT MEETING The Heads of Contingent visit will take place in Nairobi, Kenya from 6th to 9th September 2009. Several participants have already conﬁrmed their participation. If your country has not yet registered your Head of Contingent with the Moot ofﬁce, please do so as soon as possible. The registration forms for the Heads of Contingent visit were distributed to all NSOs in July via Scoutpak and WORLDinfo and can be downloaded from our website www.scoutmoot2010.org For more information please contact the Moot Ofﬁce.
BULLETINS TIME TABLE To help you with your planning we have prepared a timetable below showing dates for our Bulletins © WSB Inc. / Mathieu Pouret
CONTACT The 13th World Scout Moot Ofﬁce Rowallan Scout Camp opp. Jamhuri Park, Kibera Drive P.O. Box 41422 – 00100 NAIROBI KENYA e-mail:
Date of mailing via Scoutpak
31st August 2009
31st October 2009
31st January 2010
31st March 2010
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