Information about the South America sub-region
Members from the following countries belong to the South America sub-region:
Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela
Southern America Sub Regional Committee 2022 – 2025:
• Nélida Gomez (Argentina) Chairman
• Beatrix Leiro (Uruguay) Vice-Chairman
• Luny Dupouy de Barrientos (Venezuela) Secretary
• Paul Gonzalez (Peru) Treasurer
The 6th South America sub-regional gathering has taken place as an online meeting on Saturday 29 October 2022 at 10:00 AM Argentina time instead of a physical gathering. The physical Gathering itself had been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances.
The local Guild “Los Angeles” belonging to the Scouts y Guias Adultos de Chile are proud to announce the first preliminary information about the 6th South America Sub-Regional Gathering. “Los Angeles 2022” awaits you with open arms to try to strengthen the South America subregion and to strengthen the bonds of Fellowship and mutual collaboration, tending to “leave this world a little better”. Los Ángeles in the province of Biobío was founded on May 26, 1739 and is currently the six fastest growing city in Chile. It is located 520 kilometers south of Santiago and 127 kilometers from Concepción.
During three days from the 1st till 3rd of November 2018 the 5th Gathering of the South American Subregion was held, in Salinas, a town nearby Montevideo, capital city of Uruguay. The location of this gathering of the South America Sub-Region (SASR) is situated north of Montevideo in a pleasant location, a resort alongside a lovely beach and surrounded by forest. These three full days were filled with happy and friendly activities.
The 5th South America Sub-Regional Gathering will be held in Salinas, Uruguay. Salinas is located on 20 km (12.5 miles) from Carrasco International Airport (next to Montevideo city). The host Fraternidad de Antiguos Scouts y Guias del Uruguay (FASGU) is the organizer of this gathering. During this Gathering there will be a formal meeting of the Sub Region to elect a new Committee for the next triennium 2018 – 2021.
The 6th Gathering of the sub-region South America, “CAVIAHUE 2015” , was hosted by NSGF Argentina, Scouts y Guías Adultos de Argentina (SGAA) from October 10 – 12, 2015. In a Franciscan convent, 26 participants from Argentina, Curacao, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain and Uruguay attended this meeting in Agua de Oro, Cordoba, Argentina. Due to unforeseen circumstances the delegation of Chile could not attend at the last moment.
The sub regional Committee Southern America together with the host Scouts y Guias Adultos de Argentina (NSGF Argentina) are the organizers of the 4th ISGF sub regional Gathering Southern America.
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 Central Branch group of San Jorge Guild, Chile, will be the host for this Forum. They will be assisted by the local sea rangers, Union de Scout Marinos de Chile (USMC). It is the third time that there is such a gathering/camporee in South America. The first one was in Cordoba - Argentina, the second event took place in Piriapolis – Uruguay and now the third one in Quilpué, Chile. The Central Branch countries in this region want to establish a sub-region South America.
The local Central Branch guild “Ñacurutú No. 1” of the "Fraternidad de Antiguos Scouts y Guías del Uruguay" (FASGU) will organize an event on 8-9-10 October 2011 called “Indaba Peteí” which means “The First” in an indigenous language of Latin America.