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5th International Gathering for Scouting and Young People with Special Needs

special needs

URGENT RESPONSES REQUIRED - Arab Regional Office & United Arab Emirates (U.A.E) Scout Association, under a patronage and sponsorship of H.E. Shaik Dr. Sultan Bin Mohammad El- Qasemmi the governor of Sharjah, invite you to participate in the:  “The 5thInternational Gathering for ” Scouting & Young People with Special Needs “, which will be held during the period 4-12/2/2012, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates.

The event aims to exchange experiences among participants on the role of the scout movement and its high concern with young people with disabilities and special needs and increase the awareness, knowledge & skills of the participants on how to deal with young people with special needs and integrating them into the community.

Please note: Due to a missing email, the invitation to this event was not received in Europe. We now need to act very quickly to enable as many participants to attend who wish to.
Please note that the deadline was 10 December, but it is still possible to arrange participation, if you act immediately. I suspect that 9 January 2012 would be the ultimate deadline.Sponsorship is offered for 1 male Rover Scout, aged 18 to 23 to participate, free of charge, including an economy class flight. Please not all participants must be male.

Sorry for this very tight deadline, and sorry that it has not been possible to arrange translation to French. However, we thought it better to get the information out without delay.

If you have any points of clarification, please feel free to address them to the Arab Office.

Letter from European Office, Invitation from Arab Office and Registration form.

WOSM Circular 26/2011 – Membership Report

Supporting Growth in Changing Times – Membership Report 2011 - We are pleased to announce the publication of the Supporting Growth in Changing Times – Membership Report 2011. As you will be aware, ‘Supporting Growth in Changing Times’ is the overarching theme of the Regional Scout Plan that was adopted by National Scout Organisations during the 20th European Scout Conference in Brussels, Belgium, in July 2010.

WOSM Circular 25/2011 – Funding opportunities for NSO/NSAs in Europe


You may recall that in the recent years the European Region has been increasingly trying to promote the use of as well as the accessibility to external sources of funding for Scouting in Europe.

Several efforts have been made to inform NSO/NSAs about European funding opportunities and good results have been achieved in terms of support to regional and national events and projects.

We have the pleasure to share with you the first of two documents that will hopefully be useful to you and your organisation: “Funding opportunities for NSOs and NSAs in Europe – Issue 1”. The document is a working tool for all NSOs and NSAs, aiming to offer comprehensive information about the different funding opportunities available in Europe. It will be added to as further information is available. It is overview of the available funding opportunities, with useful information and direct contacts. Particular attention is given to deadlines and procedures to enable you to be aware of the amount of time and preparation required for an application.

Find out more in Circular and “Funding opportunities for NSOs and NSAs in Europe – Issue 1” (English, French)

WOSM Circular 24/2011 – Partnership Fund


Resume of applications made to the Partnership Fund in the period following the last Regional Conference in Brussels, Belgium, in 2010.
The Partnership Fund provides a great opportunity for the Region to work with an Association and share the results.

Training Commissioners Network Meeting


In October 2010 the second Training Commissioners Network Meeting was held in Madrid. At the meeting it was decided to have a network meeting for national training commissioners once a year to share experiences and work in depth with various topics. The Magyar Cserkészszövetség (Hungarian Scout Association) generously hosts this meeting.

Read more and register for this event

Organisational Development Workshop


The OD model and its “disciplines” were presented during the Academy 2011 in Paris. The model was well received and prompted some useful discussion by the participants. We have now prepared a workshop for NSOs to help them to explore the model, its relevance to their organisation and how this could help them to progress their strategic development and growth. The first time we run the workshop will be February 2012, this event is open to NSOs who are interested in it right now and later it will be available on request.

Read more and register for the Organisational Development Workshop 2012 

Call for hosting Roverway 2016

Closing ceremony at Roverway 2009

As advised earlier this year, the European Scout Committee and the Europe Committee WAGGGS, have agreed to stage the following edition of RoverWay in 2016 to avoid clashes with other events. They are confident that there is much to be gained for young people, for the Member Organisations and National Scout Organisations, and for the two Regions. We wish to stimulate the provision of opportunities for young people to share their own views and dreams, to discover other people’s ways of life, to build things together, to try new skills and live adventures in a small international community.


With this message, we ask WAGGGS Member Organisations and/or WOSM National Scout Organisations to host RoverWay in 2016.
The attached document outlines the essential information needed for potential hosts. The candidature document should include all information considered relevant for the consideration of the Joint Committee. This may include proposals for: motto, main educational activities and experiences, venue, dates, motivation, etc.


The event is usually scheduled during the second half of July or the first half of August, when most European countries have their school holidays.


The deadline for applications, signed by the International Commissioner(s) and sent, preferably by email, to  AND or by regular post to the

Europe Office WAGGGS, 38 avenue de la Porte de Hal, Box 1, B-1060, Brussels, Belgium AND to the
European Regional Office WOSM, 5 avenue Henri Christiné, Box 327, CH-1211, Geneva 4, Switzerland

The deadline is 1 March 2012

All proposals will be considered and a final decision taken at the Joint Committee Meeting in March 2012.


If you have any questions or need further information, please contact: Anne van Nistelrooij, Development Executive, Europe Office WAGGGS at or Radu Stinghe, Director, Youth Programme, World Scout Bureau, European at


Roverway 2016 Call (English, French)

Roverway Guidelines (English, French)

Apply to be a Sangam volunteer


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Then apply for a volunteer or intern position at Sangam World Centre!

Sangam Volunteer positions are open for 2012-2013 season. Marketing and Communications Intern (MCI) starting June 2012 and Community Relations Intern (CRI) starting July 2012 are also open. Follow the links for more information.

Applications for Sangam Volunteer, MCI and CRI are due 31st December 2011.

I have learnt where my skills lie, and where I need to focus time, energy and commitment into making myself a better person. I’ve learnt about different cultures, how differences unite us not divide us, and what I can do to make a difference in this world. – Sophie, Sangam Volunteer Monsoon 2011 from UK

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