Thursday, January 4, 2018, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Benin, Mr. Aurelien Agbenonci received in audience a delegation of the Association of Adult Scouts and Guides of Benin (ASGAB) led by Mr. Francis Mihami, President of ASGAB. On the menu of discussions, the sub-regional meeting of the International Scout and Guide Fellowship (ISGF) West African Zone which will take place in Cotonou, Benin from 5 till 9 November 2018.
The 42nd Canadian Fellowship of Baden Powell Guilds from Vancouver BC, Canada (Zhong Hua) celebrated their 25th Anniversary and Award Night on October 29, 2017.
During the 28th ISGF World Conference in 2017, Nepal became officially a National Scout and Guide Fellowship.
Very recently Derek Elton received the Member of the Order of the British Empire award (MBE) in the United Kingdom for his services to Scouting and the Community in Stourbridge West Midlands. England.
The NSGF of Morocco, the ‘Bureau de l'Alliance Marocaine des Pionniers Scouts et Guides (AMPSG) met on 8th November 2017 after having participated in the 28th ISGF World Conference in Bali from 9th to 14th October 2017.
On December 7, 2017 the local Scout and Guide Fellowships in Libya celebrated the fact that the Arab Union of the Pioneers of Scouts and Guides existed 33 years.
For 15 years adult scouts from Italy together with local Guilds from Austria, Slovenia and Croatia freely meet confirming their friendship. This time they will meet in the sign of Peace.
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.
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.