Peter Yoong planned a 2-year (December 2017 – November 2019) solo cycling tour around the world. As part of this trip, he will be raising funds for World Vision Malaysia and would like to seek your kind consideration in partnering with him by making a donation. All tour expenses will be fully self-funded, so all donations will be directed to World Vision Malaysia.
MASCI, the Italian Fellowship, has collected 33,000 signatures for a petition which they submitted to the Chamber of Deputies in Italy. The signatories of this petition refer to the principles enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
International Volunteer Day on 5 December was designated by the United Nations in 1985 as an international observance day to celebrate the power and potential of volunteerism.
Contents: Central Branch Newsletter 2, 2017
1. News from individuals/groups/(sub)regions
2. Information upcoming events
3. News from World Bureau
4. News from 28th ISGF World Conference
5. Update Central Branch membership
As part of their Golden Jubilee the NSGF of Germany and the Central Guild were honored for their linking work with all German Scout and Guide Associations despite if they are member of WAGGGS or WOSM or not. They received a brass memorial tablet plaque with the image of Lord Baden-Powell from the Pfadfinder Hilfsfond, an organization who support scouts in many ways.
The "Störtebeker" Guild from Verden, Germany and the Danish Guild Harvejen from Vejen/Grindsted have a partnership. Every year the members of the Guilds meet either in Germany or in Denmark. This year it was their 26th meeting in Germany.
Members of the Nepal Scout and Guide Fellowship (NSGF) supported the 3rd Regional Scout Jamboree held in Biratnagar mid October 2017. This city is the 4th biggest city in Nepal which is located in the South East. More than 2000 Scouts and Guides participated.
On the photo from left to right: World Committee 2017 – 2020:
Vice-chairman Zalillah MOHD TAIB (Malaysia), Elin RICHARDS (Iceland), Mario BERTAGNOLIO (Italy), Vice-chairman Wahid LABIDI (Tunisia), Chairman Mathius LUKWAGO (Uganda) and Runar BAKKE (Norway)
The NSGF Denmark, Sct. Georgs Gilderne I Danmark, had its general assembly in Fredericia from 23rd to 24th September 2017. A new Board was elected for the period of two years.