From 12th to 15th October 2012 more or less 40 former Scouts and Guides of South America and the Caribbean attended the “Camporee Nido de Tortolas” in Quilpué, Chile, which was held in the nearby village “Retiro” in a spiritual center of the Salesian congregation.
Participants came from Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Curacao, Uruguay and Venezuela. Also present were Mida Rodrigues – Chairman World Committee, Verna Lopez – World Committee member in charge of the Western Hemisphere and Leny Doelman – Central Branch Coordinator.
The local Guides and Scouts associations were involved in the opening ceremony and other activities.
Main point of discussion was: “Foundation of a sub-region for South America”. FASGU (Fraternidad de Antiguos Scouts y Guias del Uruguay) presented a project with points of action to accomplish this plan.
Commitments: All delegations will work on the recruitment of more members to form NSGF’s and the sub-regional Committee will work on the final regulations for a “South American sub-region”. On this tight program we had also time for presentation of projects by each delegation, invitation for coming gatherings, presentations by Verna (developments Western Hemisphere) and Leny (Twinning).
Mida, Verna and Leny held meetings with all delegations to take note of their anxiety and answered their questions.
We also shared a real campfire, nations fair and a formal scout dinner.
The Chile delegation organized two tours with the participants which they named “Ruta Del Sol” and Ruta del Mar”.
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The 4th sub-regional Gathering for South America will be held in 2015 in Cordoba, Argentina