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.
The Greater Mumbai India Scout and Guide Fellowship celebrated the 73rd Independence Day of India on August 15, 2019 by the scouts and guides and children of the Maratha High School and St. Vincent De’ Paul Schools (SVS). It was an exciting programme.
The next ISGF World Conference will take place from Monday 17 August to Saturday 22 August 2020 in Madrid, Spain. The exact venue is hotel Meliá Avenida América very close to Madrid Barajas airport and with excellent connection to the city center by metro, bus and taxi.
On Tuesday, 8 October 2019 MASCI, the Italian Fellowship with some other European Fellowships and FOCSIV, will take the initiative to submit the enclosed appeal to the European Parliament in Brussels.
World Cleanup Day in 2019 will be on 21 September and will unite more than 150 countries across the world for a cleaner planet. Last year, the day united 18 million people across 157 countries and territories for the biggest waste collection day in human history.
The Vice Chairman of the ISGF World Committee, Datin Seri Zalillah Mohd Taib, pictured with some Trefoil Guild members after presenting attendance certificates to the participants at the Asia Pacific Region Trefoil Guild gathering “Bridging Guilds 2019”.