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International scouting events held in Malta

Malta Independent Monday, 13 May 2013, 12:42 Last update: about 11 years ago

Between 8 and 11 May, Malta was the centre of the European Scouting Community, with four international events being hosted here for the very first time with over 60 participants from 19 different countries.

Two of these events, RoverNet and VentureNet, which were officially opened by the Chief Commissioner Mr. Leslie Bonnici, focused on the Rover (18 – 26 years of age) and Venture (16 -18 years of age) Scout Sections. Their aims and objectives were to offer an opportunity for exchanges and sharing of inspiring practices for National Commissioners.

The event gave the opportunity to explore the potential support initiatives offered by the European Scout Region in further developing the programme of these Sections, to get updates on the recent developments within the World Organisation of the Scout Movement, on issues pertaining to the informal education for adolescents and post adolescents and to facilitate contact and partnerships between other European Scout Associations on issues of common interest.

Concurrently two internal meetings of the European Scout Region also took place - a meeting of the Regional Steering Group and a meeting of the Organisational Development Core Group. Both meetings focused on the work of the Region over the past three years and the reports that will be presented to the European Scout Conference in Berlin next August.

At the end of the weekend, the Chief Commissioner of the Scout Association of Malta, thanked the European Scout Region and all the participants for entrusting the events to the Maltese Association. He also thanked all the Maltese Scout volunteers who participated, assisted and supported throughout the weekend as without them, success would have been impossible.

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