No. 8•JUNE 2011
On this occasion, I happened on something Robert Baden-Powell, founder of the Scout Movement, had said when asked of God’s role within the movement. His unequivocal reply seems to indicate that we cannot be true Scouts without knowledge of God as Creator of the universe. It would be like denying one’s own existence. Scout Leaders, Scout Law or the Scout Promise would not have significance if, as Scouts, we did not uphold that God is the Supreme Being, the Creator of everything we enjoy and care about. We cannot fulfill our task as builders of a better world without acknowledging that the world is God’s work and we are here to take care of what we have now and for the future. If we see the world in this way, it is one more objective to succeed but it is not the sole objective. And, when referring to the world, I do not refer to all things animate and inanimate but also to the rational and irrational. The care of our natural surroundings also implies caring for our fellow human beings. As Scouts we see others as God’s greatest creation and, for this reason, we accept their virtues and capabilities as well as their faults. Our aim in service is to give of ourselves, be aware of others’ problems and to help improve their lives. Constant association with nature should not allow us to forget the rest of the world. The mountains, valleys, oceans, deserts, caves, trees, flowers, birds, animals and insects…everything has been put on this earth for our wonder and enjoyment. It is in nature that we see the grandeur of His creation and the extent of His abiding love. Confronted with this, we cannot be indifferent or abandon our commitment to preserve it for the benefit of all. For this reason, faced with a world of poor awareness, we more than ever must give the matter importance. Let us get to work and at every moment of our lives help in building a better world. Our best effort must be to protect nature without forgetting that it also includes our fellow human beings. Always ready to serve RAÚL SÁNCHEZ VACA Regional Director World Scout Bureau
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RECYCLIN G REDUCTION AND REUSE The reduction in the use and consumption of office materials and reuse of these are practices that should be incorporated into all areas of work. They offer both environmental and economic benefits. Here are some of these practices. Reduction of paper and ink. Use email to send press releases, memos and confidential documents. Scan and electronically file all documents. That will reduce paper consumption and save space. Edit the documents on the computer or on a disk and not on paper. Print only the final copy. Use the bulletin board to report releases and memos. Photocopy on both sides of paper. This will save the use of paper and ink. Purchase equipment for efficient use of energy and materials. For example, printers that print on both sides of paper and are ink-saving. Eliminate the use of paper cups and utensils for food. Each employee may bring and use their own utensils and glasses. Energy Reduction Request regular maintenance of cooling system and individual units of your office. Turn off lights when leaving the office and go to lunch. Be sure to turn off all computer components and other office equipment at the end of the workday. Reuse of materials Keep the sheets of paper used on one side that you’re not interested in saving as they can be reused on the other side for unofficial or short documents, to take notes and messages. Reuse messaging, manila, and letter envelopes. Do not throw away the ink cartridges as these can be recycled and recharged. Sponsor, purchase and buy recycled products such as paper, ink, etc. RECYCLING A. Separation and segregation of recyclable materials. Everyone in the office should know what materials can be recycled. It should be near the area of recycling containers with a list of materials for recycling. B. Selection and location of containers and recycling containers. The amount and type of containers for recyclable materials will depend on the areas of generation and their needs. These containers must be stable, durable and occupy little space. In addition, it’s location will depend on available space, safety codes and other considerations. Recycled Materials • Paper • Plastics • Glass • Ink Cartridges • Cardboard • Newspapers •Magazines • Aluminum • Batteries
C. Separation and segregation of recyclable materials • High Quality Paper. White paper, photocopying, l ring cards, "index", white envelopes with or without windows and white paper notebooks. • Low Quality Paper. Newspapers, magazines, colored paper, cardboard, promotional pamphlets, wrapping paper and notebooks, colored paper without folders. • Plastics. Plastic containers must be washed and shaken before being put into the containers. Separate lids and crush bottles before placing them in the containers. • Aluminum. The soda cans must be empty, and preferably crushed. • Glass. All glass bottles and any color can be recycled. • Cartridges and toners for printers and copiers. • Batteries. Lead acid batteries, yoltage regulators or backup battery. EDUCATION AND PROMOTION To have a successful Reduction, Reuse, and Recycle Program in the office, it is necessary that all staff are oriented and motivated to participate in these activities. That way we all know the goals of the program and the importance of protecting and preserving the environment. Also, to continuously promote the reduction and reuse of materials through internal procedures, known materials can be recycled at separate recycling container locations. With everyone's cooperation and enthusiasm of the program, it will succeed. The recycling program described here is part of the “Three Rs" waste strategy. Reduce – actions to reduce the production of objects that could become waste. Reuse – actions that allow re-use of a product to give it a second life, with the same or a different use. Recycle – all the operations of waste collection and treatment that allow them to be reintroduced into the cycle of life. "The child does not learn what the elders say, but what they do." B.P. "The Scout leaves the world better than they found it. " B.P Minor Serrano - Association of Guides and Scouts of Costa Rica
Long before becoming one of the MOST characteristic elements of the scout uniform, the Scout neckerchief or scarf was used first by Scouts as a piece of cloth for sun protection, first aid, water filtering and endless more applications. But the most practical way was to have it on hand by keeping it tied around the neck as it’s use was essential in the field.
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The origins of the scarf vary. To stick to the history, we can go to the Cowboys who used scarves around their necks in a manner similar to that of the Scouts, such as protecting them from wind, cold, sand and sun and using them as towels to dry the sweat. The Scout scarf is normally a piece of cloth usually triangular or square in shape and rolls over the Scout shirt collar as part of his uniform. It is then fastened in the middle by a pin which is called a woggle. Woggles are made of different colors and elements, such as leather, bone, wood, fabric, etc. Each Scout Group has a scarf with colors that identify themselves and are not repeated in other groups of the same región and are usually present with a knot on the tip of one end to remind the Scout to do a good deed every day. It usually requires the collaboration of several people in order to roll the scarf, which is considered a symbol of the cooperation needed in Scouting. There are also variations of scarves within regions
such as the leaders of an Association who use scarves to determine who has provided a service in a particular office. The colors in a scarf always have significance that the wearer must know for its transformation from an article of clothing or piece of uniform to a symbol of belonging and pride.
adolescence and adulthood. These children start to walk early, but more to walk and explore their way of movement which is running as if they never got tired.
Those who work with children and young people have found more frequently in schools, colleges, study groups or Movements and Groups such as the Scouts children who have difficulty staying focused, or, more still, to center their focus on a specific activities their leaders offer. Then there is the dreaded sentence and non-clinical diagnosis by the leader or teacher: "Your child has attention deficit" or "your child is hyperactive." We can hear many things about this disorder that are not very far from a real diagnosis, but in reality, it’s something simple but if you do not know can become more complex and a headache for parents, leaders and teachers. It’s actually a neurological behavioral disorder characterized by moderate to severe distractibility, short attention span, restlessness, emotional instability and impulsive behaviors. These symptoms worsen in situations that require attention or mental effort such as schools and colleges. The earlier a child is diagnosed with "Attention Deficit" the more likely they are to progress and help overcome their condition. Usually the child is diagnosed in the early years of primary education but some symptoms are present before 7 years of age and often persists into
Children in school have early trouble with reading, writing and math skills that require an effort of concentration and sometimes need longer neurological assessments, psychological therapies, or teaching because of the associated problems that arise (recommended after notice of the first signs). Attention Deficit Disorder, with or without hyperactivity, occupies a prominent place among the conditions of neurological disorders in children. Not all children with attention disorder have learning problems, but many of them have in their growth. Here are some tips that can help as well as support treatment given by a specialist (in severe cases) both at home and for those who work with children or youth with attention deficit disorder. The leader or the person requiring the child’s attention should say the following: Look at me, only look at me, now think about the things you need to bring and what I'm asking you to do. Stop, listen, think what you are going to do, and let me know when you're ready, and begin to do so. If you're ready to focus, well, calm down, pull yourself together. Slow down now, take it easy, take your time, keep your eyes on what you do, and do not look at what others are doing, let's do it step by step, I know you think what we’re doing is difficult, but it is not, so I'll give you a warning when we are about to begin and then I'll ask you to stop. You can ask anything that you do not understand, in confidence directly to me. These words adapted, and targeted to each job, action and responsibility delegated to each child and youth with this déficit, will help to better the performance of the youth in their activities, taking into account that always, always have to practice patience and self control. Remember the best fire is not always rapid-fire.
THE SOLIDARITY THAT RUNS IN YOUR VEINS There is a moment in life when a little light flashes encouraging us to want to help others but we do not know how and we search almost impatiently for a small opportunity to express our appreciation for what we have received. Without realizing it, the opportunity suddenly presents itself. Pleased, we respond positively. This is the case with blood donation which is an excellent way to help. There are many volunteers encouraging this donation, nevertheless this worthy work is not always given recognition. Voluntary donation implies giving blood in an altruistic manner without others knowing and without recompense with the sole objective of benefiting those in need. Doing this periodically, and repeatedly, makes the donor an ANOMYNOUS HEROE.
and altruistic blood donors provide the basis of a reliable and sufficient source of supply as these donors suffer from less transmittable infections for blood transfusion purposes. It is just these people that the World Blood Donation Day wishes to honor. The intention is to honor altruistic donors who do not seek compensation except the knowledge that their contribution saves lives. The objective is not to massively increase donations; it is more a matter of drawing attention to the importance of voluntary and altruistic donors and to motivate more people to donate regularly once, twice or three times a year, thus sharing our life through our veins. Dates: www.who.int/es/
Each person who contributes 450 ml. of blood possibly helps save up to three lives. After all the necessary analysis guaranteeing the security of the transfusion, the blood is separated into parts so that a patient can receive what he needs. In 2011, Argentina was chosen as the location for the celebration of World Blood Donation Day becoming the first Latin American country to hold this event. The event will take place on 14th June in appreciation of all voluntary blood donors. Every day 80 million units of blood are donated but only 38% comes from developing countries in which 82% of the worldâ€™s population lives. Many countries depend on family and friends and many others receive payment. Nevertheless, the evidence shows that voluntary
MEETING CONCERNING EDUCATIONAL
METHODS IN THE CENTRAL AMERICAN SUB-REGION On the 29th and 30th April and the 1st. May, a meeting was held with reference to Educational Methods in the Central American Sub-Region. The meeting took place at the Training School of the Association of Guides and Scouts of Costa Rica. There were 37 delegates from the National Scout Organizations of Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Panama and the Dominican Republic. There were actually two meetings - the Youth Network and the Adults’ Network. Both meetings were conducted by Executives of the World Scout Office Interamerican Region. In the case of the Youth Network the Executive was Hector Carrer and in the case of the Adults’ Network, Raul Sanchez. The Regional Executive, Ronald Richardson, who is making preparations for the Caribbean, was also present. Very important contributions were made by members of the Inter-American Scout Committee, Rafe Lucado and Leonardo Morales. Each group met separately to develop the essential understanding of the regional programme. Concerning the Youth Network, policies were revised and new ones introduced. The implementation of the current programme was analyzed and targets for the coming year set. For its part, the Adult’s Network analyzed the new World Policy for Adults within the World Scout Movement adopted at the recent World Scout Conference in Brazil. The Regional Human Resource Policy was also reviewed and details of critical requirements for adults within the National Scout Organizations were recorded. A joint session was also held in which various misconceptions were clarified concerning, for example, the policies for the Regional Youth Network and Human Resources. An in-depth examination was made of fundamentals and tasks to be undertaken. This was the first Interamerican Sub-Regional meeting in which agreement was reached on Educational Methods when, as mentioned earlier, both the Youth and Adult Networks got together. During the rest of the year other Sub-regional meetings will be held as announced by the Regional Office. Thanks to the hospitality of the Guides and Scouts of Costa Rica, we were able to make a brief but interesting visit to Carthage where we saw the Basilica de los Angeles and the ruins of the Parish of Santiago. We greatly appreciated the support of the Association of Guides and Scouts of Costa Rica in making these meetings possible.
1. I APPRECIATE the opportunity to be with many people in Latin America, the Caribbean and other regions, to be a part of the construction to build a better world with peace and without poverty. 2. I REMEMBER that there is a possibility that I can not settle all problems and outstanding issues today, so I'll try to prioritize properly. 3. With AFFECTION and RESPECT, say "No" or "I canâ€™t now" when necessary, ask my colleagues for help without hesitation, when needed. 4. I will TAKE CARE of my body while I work, take a break when i need it and eat in a healthy way. I will try to exercise and take a good rest. 5. If I PREPARE to travel, I will plan. I will delegate, ask for help and coordinate tasks in a manner so that I can go and return in peace. 6. If I'm TRAVELING, i will try to keep to the task at hand, appreciate the richness of my colleagues and I will visit organizations and communities. 7. i will TRY to have a kind demeanor with the members of my team and I will be careful to recognize his work, effort and commitment. 8. I INTEND to reserve time, strength and do something I like or have been delayed from doing for some time, such as call, visit or write to a loved one or go for a ride to somewhere special. 9. When PLANNING, budget or review a program or new activity or in ongoing, I will consider the safety and physical, emotional and spiritual aid workers and their rights. 10. I will REMEMBER and celebrate that I am a unique person, valuable and important that today I am fulfilling a wonderful task and it makes a difference in the world.
THE OUTWARD BOUND LIFE AS THE BASIS OF LOVE, WORK AND SERVICE.
Scout Group 45, San Maximilian Maria Kobe, whose slogan is “The outward bound life, the instrument of peace” was founded by Carlos Andres Sierra in November 1996 to offer alternative education and recreation facilities to deprived children and youth in the mountain region north of the city of Bogota forming part of the El Codito, Mirador, Estrella and Nuevo Horizonte slums. In addition to developing the philosophy and objectives of the Scout Movement and in accordance with the needs of members and their families, they have, little by little, achieved a series of alternate programs enhancing the development of members in the surrounding areas and arranging financing for the different types of activities. The programs and Scout Group 45 undertake the social work of San Maximiliano Maria Kobe. These include: • Secondhand clothes gathered by the leaders through their contacts, associates and patrons of the project. These used clothes and shoes, in reasonable condition, are offered for sale at low prices to the community with the object of financing other activities and helping out with the community library project: a campaign to collect recycled books and educational material. These are used to assess and aid the education of the children. From 5:00 to 8.00 p.m., Mondays to Fridays, group leaders and members over 15 years old attend and are allotted tasks assigned to them on a pre-arranged basis. • Communal dining hall: during library hours, nourishing cold snacks are offered at modest prices. On weekends, a lunch is provided for the helpers • Markets: Through an agreement with Banco Diocesano de Alimentos, items are acquired and sold on a ration basis at modest prices for the benefit of local families. • Chorus and Band: In order to stimulate the abilities and talents of some of the children, borrowed musical instruments have been provided and teachers have given their services for free. Each weekend they instruct and help develop interest in this art form. The program is administered by a rover and an adult from Scout Group 45. • Games: There are indoor games, television, DVDs, and a number of films for the entertainment of the children and youth. • A computer and internet room: This was started some two years ago with the help of donations of computers from supporters of the project. This facility is used by many of the children in the group and by members of the community. Prices are low. It is administered by Clan Capacitacion Electronics. They use the group’s premises and an associate from the university of San Martin coaches young and old on Sunday mornings. • San Max Biscuits: A micro enterprise in which members of the troop, the community and the Clan, under the direction of a voluntary expert and a number of leaders acting as a financing source, manage this undertaking. The variety of biscuits are offered to different entities, other scout groups and associates • Catechism for first communion, confirmations and marriages for members of the group, their families, associates and the whole community. An oratory is provided. • A Christmas program to obtain presents, toys, clothes and merchandise in accordance with previously agreed needs of the children of the community and the Clan. These are distributed amongst the really needy. Within the group, there are the “novenas de aguinaldos” and the Scout Christmas. • Shop and bakery San Max Ml: This is currently under development. Initially, there will be the shop and, little by little. the bakery will be ready. In the Scout Group 45 San Maximiliano Maria Kobe, the word is service and love of neighbor and as a consequence, in spite of setbacks and difficulties, the boys are motivated to give everything they have for each group (The Group, Troop, Community and Clan), committing to the different programs whether it be the old peoples home, the Simon Bolivar Hospital and anywhere needed. SCOUT GROUP 45 St Maximilian Mary Kolbe BOGOTA REGION COLOMBIA
LIVE THE DREAM! the other we were trying to figure out secrets of room renovations. But, what’s more important, everyday we learned something new about ourselves and those around us. No matter, if it was a 6 year old cub scout or an old lady remembering times of BP, it was always nice being able to help them out and hearing their stories.
It was one year ago and I still catch myself daydreaming about the days in Kandersteg. Sometimes it seems like it was only yesterday, or that I’m still there. Like after a long day we would meet at our favorite café and simply continue all the talks we had before. Sometimes it looks like life as a Pinkie was so long ago that I must ask myself, maybe all of it was just a dream? With nine other Pinkies, we were Spring 2010 Satff at KISC. We did a lot of nice work helping in the center and it was a great fun. My friends at home still can’t imagine what can possibly be fun in deep cleaning, but isn’t that a true spirit of scouting?, a Scout whistles in all circumstances and manages to have fun no matter how hard his work is. As Sataff, we worked in all of KISC areas, so it was always something new and interesting to learn. One day we were having kitchen challenges and
At last, but not at least, a beautiful and incredible nature surrounds Kandersteg. I’m from a country with hills of 293 meters max, so living between Swiss Alps was really great. If you love hiking (and, as a scout, I’m quite sure you do), you will find so many different paths to try, that it’s only up to you if you have enough enthusiasm to try at least half of them. Whatever path you choose, a simple one, or a more difficult one, it’s a “you should do it” for everyone visiting Kandersteg to try at least one of them. For sure, whenever you visit KISC, don’t forget to experience some of the activities offered by the Scout Centre. KISC is special, after visiting it once, you will always be thinking about coming back. There’s a secret magic in Kandersteg, that keeps us all connected, and from time to time whispers in our ear all the stories about the place where dreams come true. None excuse counts, visiting KISC at least one time in a lifetime is a “must do” for every Scout in the world. I say it to my Scouts in Lithuania and I can repeat it to you, it’s a place totally worth visiting! Jorė Astrauskaitė Lithuanian Scouts
FACEBOOK REVISION – COMMUNICATION AND IMAGE PROTECTION This section is dedicated to providing tips to our Scout group and in certain aspects to our national organization. This section is about new technology and how it relates to marketing, communication, administration, human resources, youth programs, spiritualism, projects; all that is necessary to strengthen our organizations. We begin with Communication and Image Protection. In these times, we have been witness to the greatest revolution in electronic information, the “internet”, and like all technical advances, it has its challenges which at times are difficult to absorb and apply to our association and Scout group. We must prepare and be part of this revolution as it is difficult to ignore this development. What do we need from the internet? We need something intelligible, attractive, friendly, free, interesting, innovative and unique which will enhance our institutional image, something which is serious for our adult members and at the same time “cool” for our younger members. The truth is it is not an easy task but nor is it impossible. As a group or as national leaders, every time we navigate the internet and we find something interesting, we ask ourselves: How can we do the same? What will it cost? How can it be done for free? And we begin to think about the “apple” of our group logo without the bite, imagining the flashing colors associated with our favorite song. Following these imaginings to its origin, we return to our responsibilities of communicating or seeking someone we know who is up to date with these electronic gadgets so that we assign him the important task of converting our dreams into reality. Explaining to him the importance of the requirement, we sit him in Ethan Hunt’s place where we ask him to create an internet marketing system, a web page and everything to do with the net. Our grand challenge is to create a monster virtual site as cheaply as possible (better still, free). The difficulty has been that we have not received many communication proposals. We want to emphasize that we are looking to become engaged on the “super web” in the most up-to-date manner seeking to establish something similar to the National Geographic. Now we want to provide concrete solutions for these complex situations, free solutions, or at least inexpensive ones, which will explain the advantages and disadvantages that these services provide. We start with the most popular tools on Facebook. In the last few years Facebook has broken all records in the development of the web and highlighted the importance of social networks. It is now the fourth most populated “country” in the world with many companies and organizations choosing this method to market to existing and future clients. As Scouts, we must make use of this media and learn how to use it. No doubt many of you will ask: Why Facebook? And will no doubt receive the following type of replies: “Because other groups within the organization have it”: “Because it has become fashionable’: “I do not know how but perhaps it could be useful for the organization”. Oh, yes, it is useful! I would say very useful, but only when one knows how to use it. In brief, a Facebook page would serve us: To To To To To
promote our group and the national organization around the world, especially to our members, parents, the Scout leadership, etc. publicize our events. maintain more direct contact with members, parents, leaders among others. generate an active community in tune with youthful trends. develop commitment.
And much more….limited only by our imagination and needs. But wait!!...Please do not visit Facebook before I have made clear what we are intending to do for the benefit of our organization. We will be developing a Fans Webpage, I repeat, a Fans Webpage, NOT a Profile Page but a Fans Page! Profile NO! Now this is clear, you may ask: Why no Profile Page? What is the difference? And “What is a Fans Page?” http://www.facebook.com/pages/create.php?campaign_id=368885149649&placement=pgall&extra_1=0 A fanciful reply might be a Fans Page is better than a Profile Page as: In terms of image, creating a Fans Page provides institutional gravitas to our Scout or national group. Returning to reality, and on the technical level, I am going to cite reasons in favor of a Fans Page as opposed to a Profile Page:
1. Facebook Terms and Conditions: Creating a Profile Page is not what is expected of us from Facebook. If Facebook sees we are using a Profile Page to negotiate (such as one group or national organization seeking to promote or sell items in its shop via Facebook), Facebook has the right to block us or close us down. 2. The friends limit is 5,000: Perhaps you did not know this, but it is so!!! In other words there is a limit to the number of friends. In your Profile on Facebook, you can only have 5,000 friends whereas a Fans Page is without limit of fans who “like”. I do not think it is a good idea to limit the number of fans. What do you think? 3. Search Engines: In contrast to a Profile Page, a Fans Page on Facebook is indexed – that is to say easier to access research engines (Google, Yahoo, Bing, etc.) which could be a good strategy to make contact with people interested in the organization. For information purposes, the majority of us use Google but not everyone around the world. Many of the Asiatic and Arab countries have their own research engines. (i.e. Naver.com in South Korea) 4. Promotions and Competitions: Facebook does not allow Profile Pages to offer promotions or competitions. If you try, Facebook will close your account 5. Statistics and Analysis: For me this is one of the most interesting aspects of the Fans Page on Facebook. On opening the Fans page, you will note all sorts of interesting data and on clicking “like” you will receive information of a person’s age, sex, etc. You will also learn why the person contacted you and what interested him. In this way, you will know what interests people and how the page can be improved. 6. Promoting your page: And finally, you can make contact with people who do not easily listen! Can I move friends from my Profile to the Fans Page on Facebook? Right now this option does not exist and I do not believe it will be legally acceptable since one cannot oblige friends to be fans of an organization but I also had this Some recommendations: This device will help us communicate on a direct and grand scale and we shall need to use our page in a most responsible and serious manner. It is not recommended that the administrator use the system for personal chats or to send messages which do not concern the organization as this harms credibility. All messages should relate to the institution with the organization’s logo. It is not appropriate to send a photo of a farewell party at the end of the holidays to a fellow member. And as Uncle Ben would say;” Great power brings great responsibilities”. It is easy to open a web page but the merit is in keeping it up-to-date and attractive for its followers. Now you are about to make a few clicks to begin your page. Good hunting! NB: Did you know that there is a Scout Group neckerchief with the logo and colors of Facebook? http://www.extremescouting.co.uk/product/1st_Facebook_Scout_Group_Scarf_TP1416 Daniel Nisttahuz
EARTH ANGELS On the 11th May this year, there were two earthquakes measuring 4.5 and 5.3, recorded in the South East Mediterranean of Spain. The epicenter was in Lorca (Murcia) and the quakes caused serious damage. The effects were felt in the cities of the region, Mazarron, Cartagena, Aguilas, Almeria and Albacete but the damage happened in Lorca. The quakes of 11th May were the worst recorded in Spain for 500 years. After terrible losses of life, the city is trying to rise out of the ruins in spite of the great damage. The Lorca town council has had to be abandoned in its entirety and thousands upon thousands are living in temporary accommodation despite the risk that they may collapse at any moment. It is at times like this when hope is needed that there will be light at the end of the tunnel, a light of solidarity and cooperation in the midst of human crisis, a light of hope based on humanitarian principles of impartiality, neutrality, humanity and independent operation. The Red Cross and Scouts are once more the real earth angels, supplying emergency services in the form of materials and human aid. Together, with other associations and organizations, they provided help and support to 40,000 affected people. The Scout volunteers have been a major contributor in the coordination of the collection of donations, preparing sandwiches and demonstrating extraordinary leadership at the local level in assembling 39 tons of food within 24 hours. Through social networks and in countless ways, Scouts managed to call thousands of people who, without belonging to any civic group or organization, responded to the call of humanity and brotherhood. Scouts
continue coming since the disaster to help the emergency services in any way possible and to collaborate with The City of Sol Scout Group working tirelessly as brothers to overcome the cityâ€™s tragedy. A spokesman has said: â€œOn the first day, the people who arrived were family and friends of Scouts and they got involved with what we were doing. In a few days there were thousandsâ€?. Later more aid arrived; the government of Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero mobilized 150 agents of the Emergency Military Unit who transported search and rescue equipment from different cities as well as heavy equipment to remove debris. In times like these, earth angels leave their comfortable homes and present themselves in the middle of a crisis to help their fellow brothers. More than 150 Scouts undertook different tasks amongst which were caring for children in the refugee shelters, providing not only physical support but moral, psychological and emotional. While food, clothing and a bed gave much relief, of greatest importance is for someone to listen and give hope and encouragement in the midst of an emotional catastrophe. EVERYTHING WILL BE ALRIGHT provides much more than any plate of food. Our most sincere respect and admiration for our brother and hero Scouts in the face of disaster and our solidarity with our brothers in Spain. Ramon E. Guerra R.
14th WORLD SCOUT MOOT Canada 2013 From 8 - 18 August, 2013 the fourteenth edition of the World Moot will be held in Mino Awacamenj Low in Quebec, Canada. It will also have urban activities in Montreal, Ottawa and Quebec City. The theme of this Moot is Land of Paths! Land of Commitments! Land of Success!. Water is a universal theme for the Moot as the front of the camp will have the wonderful view of a lake. This Moot is much more than a trip to Canada. It is a planned experience for participants. The Moot experience will be before, during and after the Moot. Participants can plan their own route: Adventure, Ecological responsibility , Culture and Life. For each and every one of our Interamerican Region rovers is a great opportunity to be pat of a global event in its own region. Do not let it go, make yours the Moot, I guarantee you will not regret. Quebec is a beautiful place in Canada, full of nature and interesting things to discover and you better do it with thousands of Rovers from all over the world.
Make The Mootâ€Ś the adventure of a life!
BSA in Japan helped victims of disasters
Last month, a 9.0 earthquake and a tsunami hit our brothers in Japan, suffering a major disaster and more than 10,000 deaths. People around the World, as a show of support, have come together in a chain of helping humanity in many ways. Troop 77 of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA), located in Iwakuni, Japan, is mainly composed of the sons of U.S. Marines on the base of an Air Station near Hiroshima in Japan. This group was not itself affected by the disaster, but was affected by the Scout feeling and humanitarian aid to the affected population. The Scouts got to work and gathered boxes of donated clothes, food and other necessities, they loaded the truck and delivered the items to the needy.
CyberSpace World Jamboree
In 1991, the first CyberSpace World Jamboree (JOTA-Jamboree on the Internet) was conducted, which is a communication by means of Scout computers all over the world, using networks BITNET and the Internet. Thousands of Scouts who did not travel to Korea were able to communicate with Scouts from around the world through cyberspace.
Los Scouts de Japón son la única organización que puede revisar instalaciones industriales en calidad de inspección, sin restricción
En las olimpiadas de Montreal en Canadá, 1976, los scouts participaron como "Mensajeros de Resultados" y un grupo de 46 Scouts fueron el equipo de protocolo que se encargaba de izar y arrear las banderas en todas las ceremonias de presentación de Medallas.
This newsletter was made by the contribution and the efford of: • • • • •
Luis Bethancourt Ramón Guerra Minor Serrano Daniel Nisttahuz Scott Teare.