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it‘s Time! bulletin 3: APRIL 2010

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2010 is the year of the Moot! Welcome to yet another edition of the 13th World Scout Moot Bulletin. As 2010 dawns on us, it is also my privilege to welcome you all to the year of the World Scout Moot, the first ever to take place on African soil.

By joining, you will be able to make friends from all over the world and enjoy a bewildering array of fun-filled and yet educative activities. What‘s more, as you participate in this momentous event, you will be awed by the beauty of Kenya, the land where the Founder of Scouting, Lord Baden-Powell, chose to spend his last days.

This year, close to 3000 young adults from all over the world will converge in Kenya to partake in what we fondly call a Moot in Scouting parlance.

The countdown to the Ultimate Discovery is in its final phase. Karibuni Kenya! It’s time!

As most of you know, a World Scout Moot is held every four years and is a gathering of young adults aged 18 – 26 years, who come together to share experiences and to offer service to communities. In addition, you can also join the IST (International Service Team) if you will be 26 years or older on 27th July 2010.

Frédéric T. Kama-Kama Regional Director, World Scout Bureau Africa Regional Office

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NEWS REGISTRATION

14TH AFRICA SCOUT CONFERENCE

The deadline for registrations was 30th April 2010. If your National Scout Organization still wishes to send a Contingent to the Moot, please contact the Moot Office immediately.

From 9th to 12th November 2009, the Moot Director, Mr. Gathogo Ngugi, attended the 14th Africa Scout Conference held in Accra, Ghana. During the Conference he gave a presentation on the Moot which detailed the progress made so far in the preparations. He also made an appeal to the National Scout Organizations present to send delegations to the Moot in Kenya. He reminded NSOs that this was their event which was the first to be held in Africa, hence making it important for the African Scouting presence to show the way to the rest of the world. He said that, just like this year‘s football World Cup, the whole of Africa is hosting the 13th World Scout Moot and Kenya is just a venue! After the Moot Director’s presentation, the Secretary General of WOSM, Mr. Luc Panissod emhasised the importance of African NSOs attending the 13th World Scout Moot. The Director‘s presentation was saluted with immense goodwill from the delegates who promised to send strong Contingents to the Moot.

If there are a few Scouts from your country interested in attending the Moot, as participants or IST, but you do not have sufficient numbers to register as a Contingent, please contact your Regional Office or the Moot Office as you may be able to link with another country so that Scouts from your country can benefit from this great opportunity.

THE MOOT DRY RUN AT KAIYABA Kenyan Rover Scouts participated in the 13th World Scout Moot Dry Run at Kaiyaba Scout Camp, near Nyeri, one of the Expedition Centres for the Moot. The five-day event ran from 17 to 21 February 2010. It was organized as a rehearsal for the main event later this year. The event ran concurrently with the Founderee Celebrations to mark Founders Day and was attended by over 22,000 scouts from all over the east Africa. This provided an opportunity to the organizers to assess the effectiveness of their plans and identify the challenges on the ground with a view of finding solutions and fine-tuning every plan in order to come up with the most wonderful, interesting, entertaining, educative, interactive and memorable Moot ever organized since 1931.

Contents 1

WELCOME

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NEWS

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PROGRAMME

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GLOBAL PROGRAMME OVERVIEW

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EXPEDITION CENTRES PROGRAMME OVERVIEW

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ROWALLAN PROGRAMME OVERVIEW

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GLOBAL DEVELOPMENT VILLAGE (GDV)

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PRACTICAL INFORMATION IN PREPARING FOR YOUR TRIP TO KENYA

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CATERING

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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THE MOOT OFFICE

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NEXT BULLETIN

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CONTACT DETAILS

Most participants were excited with the activities that they engaged in and expressed great desire to take part in the Moot come July. “We just gave them a taste of the big things planned for the main event. We have a rich menu that will leave the participants yearning for more,” said the Moot Programme Manager, Esther Ayoti. The rehearsal was a big success according to Anne Whiteford, the Executive Director for Education, Development and Research at the World Scouts Bureau in Geneva. “The Dry Run has been fantastic. It has provided the organizers with the opportunity to apply the plans, test them and make the necessary adjustments ahead of the big event,” she said.

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PROGRAMME CAMP ORGANIZATION For programme and logistical purposes, the Participants will be formed into groupings of CREWS, UNITS and EXPEDITION CENTRES/BOMAS, as the table below explains:

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CREW

CREW

EMBU

KAIYABA

MACHAKOS

UNITS

UNITS

UNITS

CREW

CREW

CREW

CREW

CREW

CREW

Each Participant will be a member of a group of 10 known as a CREW. Crews will be made up of Scouts from several different countries. Participants will camp, cook and take part in some scheduled programme activities in their Crews during the entire 10 days of the Moot. The Crews will be formed soon after the registration deadline and details will be communicated by the Moot Office to Heads of Contingent. This will allow Crew members from different countries to greet one another via email and start forming friendships even before the Moot begins! The Crews are a key element of the Moot programme and will offer participants a unique opportunity for intercultural learning and exchange with other young people from all around the world. We anticipate that the Participants‘ experience of camping in these international crews will prove to be one of the highlights of the Moot.

CREW

CREW

CREW

CREW

CREW

CREW

CREW

A grouping of 5 crews shall be know as a UNIT. Each Unit will be supported by two exerienced Rover Scout leaders. Depending on final registration numbers, there should be approximately 10-15 Units camped at each of the three Expedition Centres. As you know, there are three EXPEDITION CENTRES: Embu, Kaiyaba and Machakos. When Participants return to Rowallan Camp on 1st August, the same three Expedition Centre groupings will be retained to form three BOMAS. “Boma” is the Kiswahili word for a village. We will still provide common meeting areas at Rowallan where Contingents can meet to touch base and share their experiences of the previous days.

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The Programme team has been very busy finalising the Moot programme. Here is an overview of what we have planned:

Global Programme Overview: July 27th – August 7th July 27th

July 28th

Arrivals at Rowallan

Main Opening Ceremony

Morning

29th - 31st July

2nd – 5th August

August 1st

August 6th

August 7th

Expedition Centre Programme

Return to Rowallan

Rowallan Programme

Contingent time

Departures

Expedition Centre Programme

Arrival at Rowallan

Rowallan Programme

Africa experience

Departures

Rowallan Programme

Closing Ceremony

Departures

Departure to Expedition Centres

Arrivals at Rowallan

Arrivals at Expedition Centres

Afternoon

Set up camp

Forming Crews and Units

Evening

Expedition Centre Opening

Set up camp

Expedition Centre Programme

Set up camp Boma gatherings

Boma induction & team building

Expedition Centres Programme Overview: July 29th – July 31st July 29th

Morning

Afternoon

Evening

July 30th

5 UNITS Day Expeditions

5 UNITS Day Expeditions

3 UNITS Community Services

3 UNITS Community Services

2 UNITS On-site activities

2 Units On-site activities

5 UNITS Day Expeditions (continued)

5 UNITS Day Expeditions (continued)

3 UNITS Tour

3 UNITS Tour

2 UNITS On-site activities

2 UNITS On-site activities

Free time

UNIT /CREW activities

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July 31st

6 UNITS On site activities

4 UNITS Community Services service

6 UNITS On-site activities

4 UNITS Tour

Cultural evening


During the expeditions, Participants will have the opportunity to explore rural Kenyan villages, tropical forests and mountains. Community services will take place during the morning, after which Participants will be taken on a tour so as to discover the beauty of Kenya and its people in the communities. On site activities will include camp development, educational trainings, games and treasure hunts. Š WSB Inc. / Victor C. Ortega

Rowallan Programme Overview: August 2nd - 6th August 1st

Morning

Afternoon

Evening

Return to Rowallan

August 2nd

Run with the stars Module Activities

Arrival at Rowallan

Run with the stars

Set up camp

Module Activities

Set up camp Boma gatherings

Free time programme

August 3rd

August 4th

August 5th

GDV & Tour-Machakos

GDV & Tour-Kaiyaba

GDV & Tour-Embu

Module Activities Embu and Kaiyaba

Module Activities Machakos and Embu

Module Activities Kaiyaba and Machakos

GDV & Tour-Machakos

GDV & Tour-Kaiyaba

GDV & Tour-Embu

Module Activities Embu and Kaiyaba

Module Activities Machakos and Embu

Module Activities Kaiyaba and Machakos

Carnival night

International food festival

Boma campfires

August 6th

Contingent time

Africa experience Farewell barbecue

Closing Ceremony

In addition to the GDV and organised tours, several scheduled programme modules will be offered to Participants on site at Rowallan and in the Nairobi area. Modular activities will include Adventure in the Wilderness, Most Primitive Scouting Experience, International Cooperation & Understanding; Leadership Development; Sports and Games; Handicrafts; Pioneering; Forums and debates. There will also be a range of drop-in activities available such as a percussion workshop, badge-swapping, amateur radio, Swahili lessons and the World Scout Centre.

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PRACTICAL INFORMATION IN PREPARING FOR YOUR TRIP TO KENYA

Global Development Village (GDV) THE FOLLOWING ARE THE THEMES THAT WILL BE ADDRESSED AT THE GLOBAL DEVELOPMENT VILLAGE:

If you have certain equipment which you would like to send to Kenya in advance, please contact the Moot Office. The following equipment will be required during the 13th World Scout Moot:

PEACE & CONFLICT RESOLUTION

ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION & MANAGEMENT

EACH SCOUT SHOULD BRING:

Conflict resolution

Climate change

Poverty

Waste management

A 3-4 season sleeping bag, as the temperature at night can be as low as 10 degrees Celcius.

Elimination of prejudice

Renewable Energy

A cup, plate, bowl and cutlery.

Scout uniform

Strong walking boots

A good water-proof jacket

Light clothing for during the daytime and warm clothing for when it is cold at night.

Clothes and running shoes (not flip-flops) which you won’t mind getting wet

GENDER & HUMAN RIGHTS

A tent (to share with 1-2 other members of the Contingent, as advised in the Registration Manual).

HEALTH

Gender equality

Physical and mental illnesses

Refugees

Psychosocial illnesses

Diversity, discrimination, xenophobia

Obesity and diabetes

High-factor suncream

Reproductive health, HIV & AIDS

Hand-sanitizing gel

Personal toiletries and medicines along with some basic first-aid supplies.

A torch

A notepad and some pens

Traditional national costume for cultural night

YOUTH PARTICIPATION AND EMPOWERMENT

FAITH AND BELIEFS

Employment

“Duty to God”

Volunteering

Discovery of different world religions

Scouts of the World Discovery

We also encourage Scouts to bring:

Opportunities for own religious observance

Contingents are welcome and encouraged to contribute to the GDV by running workshops or presenting their projects. If you are interested in contributing to the GDV, please contact the Moot Office as soon as possible.

A camera to capture the momentous moments

Scout badges and other items for exchange

Any musical instruments

Once the community service projects have been finalised and Rover Scouts know which project they may be visiting, we will suggest some small items e.g. children’s books, tennis balls, that could be brought to give to the community project. More details will follow once the participants have been allocated to the centres.

On site, each UNIT shall be provided with:

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Two dining shelters (providing sufficient shelter to all 5 Crews within the Unit)

First aid kit

Supplies of commodities such as toilet paper, washing-up liquid, dish cloths and matches for all 5 Crews within the Unit.

Timber and rope for Crews to construct seats for dining.


Q: Will bottled water be provided?

On site, each CREW shall be provided with:

A:

Some bottled water will be provided however the main water supply at each campsite will be fully treated and suitable for drinking.

3 x sufurias [cooking pans]

1 x mwiko [cooking stick]

1 x chopping board

Q: What about alcohol?

1 x water jug

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1 x table

1 x 20l water container

1 x plastic basin

1 x sieve

1 x set of knives

1 x gas cooker and gas bottle

1 x battery-powered lamp

Q: What about smoking? A:

Catering Crews will cook breakfast and dinner and will be provided with food with which to make take-away lunches. A detailed menu will feature in the Moot handbook which will be issued to all Participants upon arrival.

No. They will continue to camp in their respective Crews, Units and Bomas. We will however provide times and areas at Rowallan where Contingents can meet.

Q: What type of tents should we bring? A:

IST/ Contingent staff will be served Breakfast and Dinner at a central cafeteria. They will be provided with food with which to make their take-away lunches following breakfast each morning.

A lightweight 2/3 person tent is highly advised as no more than 3 Participants will share any one tent. Participants will also need to carry their tents to the Expedition Centres and back to Rowallan.

Q: Can the participants produce some of the activities for programme? A:

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Yes, of course! This is something that we very much encourage! Anyone interested in doing so should contact the Programme manager, Esther Ayoti at: eayoti@scoutmoot2010.org

Q: Can Participants make contact with other members of their Crew from around the world online before the Moot?

Over the past few months, the Moot Office has received quite a lot of questions from NSOs around the world concerning different aspects of the Moot. Here we provide answers to the ones which have most frequently been asked:

A:

Yes we are currently in the process of setting this up and will give more information following the registration deadline.

Q: Will some Participants camp at Rowallan for the entire Moot?

Q: What about health insurance?

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Treatment for minor complaints will be provided on the campsites and is included in the Moot fee. Any costs arising from hospitalization will be at the Participant’s own expense. We thus strongly advise Heads of Contingent to insure that all of their Participants are covered by comprehensive travel and medical insurance.

No. All Participants will travel to the Expedition Centres on July 28th and camp there until August 1st. Only some IST and Kenyan staff will remain at Rowallan to assist in the final preparations for the main camp.

Q: Will every Participant get a chance to visit Baden-Powell’s grave at Nyeri? A:

Q: Communications when accidents happen A:

Smoking at the Moot is strongly discouraged. Smoking will only be permitted in designated smoking areas. In Nairobi, smoking is prohibited by law in most places, even outdoors on the street.

Q: When participants return from the Expedition Centers, will they camp with their Contingents? A:

A:

The 13th World Scout Moot will be an alcoholfree event. We rely on the co-operation of Heads of Contingent in communicating this policy appropriately to their Scouts and ensuring that it is respected.

Heads of Contingent will of course be notified straight away in the event of any serious incidents involving members of their Contingent. For ease of communication, we recommend those travelling to Kenya from abroad to consider purchasing a Kenyan SIM card. A system of recording all accidents, no matter how minor, will be included in the procedures at each of the camp-sites.

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Yes. Every Participant will have the opportunity to visit both the Founder’s burial place and Paxtu cottage at Nyeri where B-P spent the last years of his life. Those camping at Kaiyaba and Embu will have a scheduled visit to these sites as part of their Expedition Centre programme. Arrangements are being made for Machakos Participants also to make a visit during the main event.


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THE MOOT OFFICE ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE MANAGER – PHINEHAS MUITA Phinehas has been a Scout since he was 14 years old and has since risen to the position of Troop Leader. He is credited to have started Scouting in Jomo Kenyatta University where he was a student studying a Bachelor of Science in mathematics and computer science. He has attended the East African Youth Drugs Reduction Forum in Kigali Rwanda, the East African Scouts and Guides Youth Forum in Bujumbura, Burundi, the 1st Eastern Africa Zonal Rover Scout Moot in Kenya where he was the Moot assistant secretary, the 21st World Scout Jamboree in the United Kingdom and the 3rd International Youth Gathering for Cultural Exchange in Cairo Egypt. He has also been to many Scout camps in Kenya. When Phinehas is not working for the Moot he spends his time going for game drives in Kenyan national game parks and his favorite place in Kenya is the coastal city of Mombasa. He says that one food he will never be found eating is raw meat, especially with hot chili. His motto in life is “make peace with your past so it won’t spoil the present” his latest achievement is that he recently climbed Mt. Kenya up to Lenana peak which is 4984 m.

NEXT BULLETIN In our next and final Bulletin we’ll have further news and updates, more details on the Moot programme, answers to more of your frequently asked questions, a final word from the Moot Office staff and not to mention, the Moot Song!

© WSB Inc. / Victor C. Ortega

Once again, if you have missed the registration deadline but still have scouts planning on attending the Moot, please contact us immediately!

CONTACT

Please don’t hesitate to contact the Moot Office for further information or assistance. See you next time!

The 13th World Scout Moot Office Rowallan Scout Camp opp. Jamhuri Park, Kibera Drive P.O. Box 41422 – 00100 NAIROBI KENYA e-mail:

info@scoutmoot2010.org

phone:

+25420 2461335

cell:

+25420 2461334

web:

www.scoutmoot2010.org

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13th World Scout Moot - Bulletin 3: April 2010