Some participants have asked the Portuguese delegation if it would be possible to make a pre-tour to Fatima, a Catholic pilgrimage site. The National Fellowship of Portugal, Federação de Escoteiros e Guias Adultos (FEGA) agreed to organize a pre-tour.
Robert Crause Baden-Powell, 3rd Baron Baden-Powell (15 October 1936 - 28 December 2019) the grandson of our Founder Robert Baden-Powell, 1st Baron Baden-Powell of Gilwell and Olave Baden-Powell sadly passed away peacefully at his home in the early hours of Saturday 28 December, 2019 after a long battle with cancer, aged 83.
"Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) and Fellowship", was the theme at the General Assembly held in Mumbai on the 21st December 2019 of the Maharashtra State Indian Scout and Guide Fellowship (SGF).
ISGF World Committee and World Bureau
wishing you a Happy and Prosperous New Year 2020
Contents: Central Branch Newsletter 2, 2019
1. News from individuals/groups/(sub)regions
2. Upcoming events
3. News from World Bureau
4. Fee payments
5. Annual reports
6. Update Central Branch membership
Mathius Lukwago, elected as chairman after the World Conference in Bali informed the World Committee that, for personal reasons, he had to resign his position of chairman but would remain member of the Committee until the end of his term at the end of next World Conference.
The 16th Mediterranean Gathering and the 5th Gathering of Southern Europe of the International Scout and Guide Fellowship were held in October 2018 in Athens. Under the title "Mediterranean, The Odyssey of a Sea", we were informed of the serious pollution problem affecting our sea and reflected on what each could do on a daily basis to stop, or at least reduce, the risks which threaten the Mediterranean with total destruction. Pollution, of course, but we can not help but think of the thousands of men, women, children from far-off countries of Asia, Africa who drowned while trying to reach Europe hoping to find a better life. But we can not help but link "Mediterranean, the Odyssey of the sea" to the operation "Mare Nostrum".
An international Camporee spans over a third of scouting history and it marked the 46th camp being hosted in Canada this time. The annual Camporee attracted 1,600 participants from Scouts Canada and BSA. The Loyalist Area (Canadian) Committee co-hosted with Longhouse Council BSA and they hold the camp on alternating years in the respective countries.
The WAGGGS Asia Pacific Region presented the Asia Pacific Region Appreciation Award during their 13th AsPac Regional Conference held from 12 – 18 August 2019 in Taipei, Taiwan.