Inter American Scout Conference boosts Scouting in the Region

1. Inter American Scout Conference boosts Scouting in the Region

Ciudad del Este, Paraguay - The 28th Inter American Scout Conference which was held in Ciudad del Este, Paraguay, concluded on November 26th, 2022, after bringing together representatives from various National Scout Organizations in the Americas. The conference, held in a hybrid format, aimed to boost the growth and development of Scouting programs in the region.

The Inter American Scout Conference serves as a vital platform for National Scout Organizations in the region to come together and collaborate towards improving the quality and reach of Scouting programs for the benefit of young people across the Americas.

The Inter American Scout Committee, responsible for overseeing Scouting activities in the region, was elected during the conference. Several Guyanese candidates were nominated for positions on the committee.

One of the key topics discussed during the conference was program development and youth engagement in Scouting activities. Delegates shared their experiences and best practices, highlighting the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Scouting programs in their respective countries. They also discussed strategies to improve the quality and reach of Scouting programs in the region.

Aside from the formal sessions, the conference provided opportunities for delegates to network and socialize. There were cultural performances and other activities that allowed participants to learn more about the diverse cultures and traditions of the Americas.

The Guyanese delegation expressed satisfaction with the outcome of the conference, highlighting the valuable insights gained and the platform it provided for sharing knowledge and experience. The conference served to strengthen the bonds of friendship and cooperation among Scouts in the region.

The 28th Inter American Scout Conference was deemed a great success, with high hopes that the strategies developed during the event would further the growth and development of Scouting in the Americas. The conference's hybrid format proved effective in providing an avenue for both in-person and virtual participation, allowing for wider and more inclusive engagement among National Scout Organizations. Notebook

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Youth coordinators from across the Interamerican Scout Region gather for a photo at the 28th ISC.

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