The Qatar Scouts and Guides Association is participating in the 42nd World Scout Conference via the Internet, which is being held for the first time virtually, and will continue from Wednesday 25/08/2021 AD until next Sunday 29/08/2021 AD, with the participation of one hundred and seventy-two national Scout organizations around the world under the slogan " bridging the world
The association’s participation in this conference came on the instructions of His Excellency Dr. Ibrahim bin Saleh Al Nuaimi, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Education and Higher Education, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Qatar Scouts and Guides Association, who is keen on the association’s participation and presence in Arab and international forums.
The conference, which will be attended by 172 national associations of the member associations of the World Scout Organization, will discuss a number of issues, the most important of which are: Strengthening the features of the Scout movement, as well as the projects and decisions presented to the conference: the membership fee system for the World Scout Organization, strengthening protection from harm in the Scout movement, and youth participation strategy 2021, the development and integration of both the World Scout Forum and Conference into a new event, the system of young advisors and their participation in decision-making, and the promotion of the environmental sustainability of the organization.
The activities of the Qatari delegation participating in the conference include participation in the plenary sessions of the conference, working groups that discuss institutional matters related to decision-making, and workshops that will discuss many topics on the conference’s agenda, the most important of which are: Scouting workshops for sustainable development goals, capacity-building work, and partners, and how to Make technology useful, virtual exhibition, and social activities that include celebrating diversity and unity in Scouting and talking about youth development in a post-COVID-19 world.
The Qatari delegation will also participate in the vote on hosting the World Scout events, which is represented in Egypt’s desire to host the 43rd World Scout Conference in 2024 AD, Portugal’s desire to host the 17th World Scout Meeting in 2025 AD, Poland’s desire to host the 26th World Scout Camp in 2027 AD, and voting on Election of members of the World Scout Committee.
Jassim Al-Hardan, Commissioner-General of the Qatar Scouts and Guides Association, head of the participating delegation, said:
Qatar’s participation in this conference, which comes under the slogan “Bridging the World”, stems from the importance of participating in such a great occasion, and the importance of this conference, whose agenda includes strengthening the features of the educational scout movement and its unity, considering the movement’s policy and standards, and the progress that has been made towards achieving See the movement, as well as discuss current trends affecting Scouting around the world.
He said that the Qatari scout delegation participated in the Arab Scout regional meeting, which was held during the online conference with the participation of sixteen Arab countries, in order to coordinate and consult on the topics on the agenda of the conference to unify visions in order to maintain the presence of two members of the Arab countries in the World Scout Committee.
The Qatar Scouts and Guides Association also participated in this conference with a delegation headed by Mr. Jassim Mohammed Al-Hardan, Commissioner-General of the Association.
Commander/ Nasser Yousef Al Hammadi - Ambassador of the delegation