Western Hemisphere Regional Committee 2019 - 2023
Jorge Ocampo (Argentina) chairman
Maria Mercedes Pons (Guatemala) secretary
Bryan Bell (USA) treasurer
Information about Western Hemisphere Region: (WHR)
12 National Scout and Guide Fellowships: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Curaçao, Guatemala, Haiti, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Suriname, Trinidad & Tobago and Venezuela
11 Central Branch countries: Aruba, Barbados, Canada, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, El Salvador, Grenada, Uruguay and USA
Sub-region: South America
Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela
Sub-region: Central America & Caribbean
Aruba, Barbados, Costa Rica, Cuba, Curaçao, El Salvador, Grenada, Guatemala, Haïti, Panama, Suriname, Trinidad & Tobago, CASEGHA USA
The 3rd WHR Regional Conference was held in Córdoba, Argentina from October 27-31, 2023 with 44 participants from 11 countries (Argentina, Aruba, Curacao, Brazil, Netherlands, Spain, Suriname, Trinidad & Tobago, Uruguay, USA – CASEGHA and Venezuela).
The virtual Regional Summit meeting on the 7th Anniversary of the Western Hemisphere (WH) Region on September 5, 2023 was a great success. More than 35 members from 14 countries were online and some WH members got the possibility to tell a short positive anecdote why they joined the Adult Scout organization.
The Hosting Committee and the National Council of Scouts and Adult Guides of Argentina invite all ISGF members to the 3rd Western Hemisphere Regional Conference, to be held in Córdoba, Argentina, from October 27 to 31, 2023.
On 22 May 2022 the Western Hemisphere Region organized an online toast meeting. Four (4) members from each new NSGF in this region were invited to a short meeting.
The online Zoom meeting on the 4th Anniversary of the Western Hemisphere (WH) Region on September 5, 2020 was a great success. More than 55 members from 14 countries were online and each WH country was invited to tell about their development or about an activity.
Mario Bertagnolio, liaison for WH Region from World Committee as well as Leny Doelman, Central Branch Coordinator were present and congratulated the region and wished them success with future developments.
It is just a symbolic milestone to remember the work every one of us carries out every day for the benefit of our communities and, most important, for the support of the groups of Scouts and Guides, who help to develop better human beings without expecting any reward.
The 2nd Western Hemisphere Regional conference will be held from 16 – 20 September 2019 in New York, USA. Central Branch group CASEGHA-USA will be the host and they are working very hard behind the scenes to present this Regional Conference together with the ISGF Regional Committee.