30 November 2009 - SCOUT LEADERS FROM AROUND THE COUNTRY GATHERED IN ORANGE WALK TOWN FOR THEIR ANNUAL PLANNING CONFERENCE 2009.
The meeting took place at the Louisiana Government School on Saturday, 28 November with the theme, “Scouting, No Boundaries”.
The objective of the conference was to plan program and training activities for the New Year 2010 that will be creative, useful, rewarding and attractive, thus attracting more young people into Scouting.
Scouting’s Mission is “to contribute to the total development of young people through a value system based on the Scout Promise and Law in order that may take a constructive place in society.”
Representatives, both adult and youth leaders from the six districts attended the one-day conference and heard address from National Scout Executive Hilberto Riverol, National Training Director, Orlando Garcia and National Program Director, Nephtali Palma.
ADULTS AND YOUNG LEADERS ALIKE ATTENDED THE PLANNING CONFERENCE.
One of the key factors outlined in the planning SESSION was the continued process of decentralization of Scout activities so as to provide the leadership, both at the adult and youth level, with the opportunity to exercise in a responsible, transparent and effective manner the role planning and execution of events at district level.
Previously, all events were planned and centered in one location. This resulted in the lack of exercising the democratic process of decision making and the participation of local Leaders and youth representatives being an integral part of the planning and execution of events at the district and national level.
On Sunday morning the Leaders attended and actively participated in the celebration of the Holy Mass at La Inmaculada Catholic Church. The planning conference was organized and hosted by the Orange Walk District Scout Assembly under the chairmanship of Scout Leader Eutimio Muniz.