The fifth Fellowship Meeting of Scouts & Guides pioneers in Tunisia was organised, as planned, from 20 to 27 October 2023 in Tunis and Djerba, an island classified by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. One third of the 110 pioneers taking part came from abroad and two thirds from different regions of Tunisia. The countries represented were Australia, Jordan, Libya, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia and Tunisia, in addition to the International Guild of IAG’S Ambassadors.
The meeting was also attended by the Commissioner General of the Tunisian Scouts, Mr Mohamed Ali Khiari, and Mr Wahid Labidi, former member of the ISGF World Committee and current Chairman of the Tunisian Scouts Higher Council and Vice-Chairman of the International Union of Muslim Scouts, as well as Dr Zouhir Ghenim, Secretary General of the International Union of Muslim Scouts, and the Commissioner General of the Libyan Scouts and Guides.
NSGF-LIBYA has adopted the National Scout Initiative for Environmental Sustainability. They developed a special strategy centered around employing members of the association who have experience in scouting and community work.
A cheque was handed over of one thousand euro during the annual general meeting on 15 October of the Dutch Scout and Guide Fellowship (DSGF) in the Netherlands.
It is with great sadness that we announce that our good friend Christos Loukatos has returned to the Creator. He was very loved both in Greece and abroad. He generously offered his long scouting/ fellowship experience with the enthusiasm of a young Scout. He was cosmopolitan, open-hearted, giving and supportive.
The local Scout and Guide Fellowship of Moura, Portugal, celebrated on September 23rd, its 4th anniversary.
The Maharashtra branch of the Indian Scout and Guide Fellowship held its 61st Annual General Meeting in Mumbai, India, on the 3rd of September 2023.
Independence Day is celebrated annually on 15 August as a public holiday in India commemorating the nation's independence from the United Kingdom in 1947.
Due to constraints on travel world-wide resulting from the COVID 19 pandemic, which commenced in 2020, the 29th World Conference could not take place in Madrid, Spain. Instead it was held virtually on 26/27 February 2022 with the platform party and a small team based in Brussels. NSGF Spain had accepted the proposition from World Committee to be the host for the 30th ISGF World Conference.
It is with deep sadness that we share the news of the loss of Lord Michael Baden-Powell. The global Scout community is deeply saddened by the recent passing of Lord Michael Baden-Powell, grandson of the Founder of Scouting, Lord Robert Baden-Powell, who has Gone Home peacefully on 3 July 2023 at the age of 82.