2017 ISGF World Conference in Bali 9th to 14th October 2017
Given the possible eruption of Mount Agung, the situation was stable at the time the ISGF World Conference took place. Only a few participants cancelled their participation. Volcanic eruptions could result in ash clouds that could severely disrupt air travel, leading to closures of affected airports.
On Monday, 9 October 2017 the opening ceremony of the 28th ISGF World Conference took place in Inna Grand Bali Beach hotel in Sanur, Bali. Two hundred and eighty participants (280) from forty-seven (47) countries were present.
On Tuesday, 10 October 2017 the Triennial Report followed showcasing the work done by World Committee 2014 – 2017. The workshops to come to an Action Plan for 2017 – 2020 took place. The ISGF World Committee organized a Forum on Intercultural Dialogue in order to define a role of National Scout and Guide Fellowships in promoting dialogue within and between cultures, ethnics and religions. During this day Zambia, associate member since 2011, became full member and four new National Scout and Guide Fellowships obtained ISGF full membership: Nepal, Qatar, Turkey and United Arab Emirates.
On Wednesday, 11 October 2017 the World Conference elected for three new World Committee members: Mario BERTAGNOLIO, Zalillah MOHD TAIB and Elin RICHARDS.
On Thursday, 12 October 2017, it was the excursion day.
On Friday, 13 October 2017 Spain, the only candidate for the next World Conference, was chosen as the next host of the 29th ISGF World Conference which will take place in 2020 in Madrid. Ghana, the other candidate, withdrew his candidacy. There was also the final session of the workshop dedicated to conclusions for the formulation of recommendations and approval of the Bali ISGF declaration.
To read more about the ISGF conference please click on the link HERE.
Australian and State Trefoil Guild Advisors meeting – Camp Chapman October 2017
To read the report from the Australian and State Trefoil Guild Advisors meeting held at Camp Chapman in October 2017, please click HERE.
BUTTERFLIES and BEYOND
22nd Australian Trefoil Guild Gathering Adelaide South Australia 14th – 17th October, 2016
The Gathering in Adelaide was a great success and many friendships were forged and old friendships renewed. It was wonderful for everyone to have an opportunity to catch up with people who are in different locations around Australia. This is often the only chance some of us have to catch up with friends from other states and areas.
We also made welcome some of our sisters from the UK and NZ and had a wonderful time sharing stories with them.
The weather was a little threatening now and again but in true Guiding spirit out came the raingear and on we went! The venue for the gathering and the accommodation was very good and we were well looked after and of course very well fed.
Day outings were enjoyed; these included, cruising the Murray River on the Captain Proud paddle wheeler, explored Hahndorf and Victor Harbour in the misty, drizzly rain. Some people visited the Barossa Valley and others the sights of the Adelaide Hills. Where ever anyone went they all had a fabulous day out.
We were entertained by a couple of groups who put their all into their performances. Our keynote speaker on the Saturday morning was Professor Chris Daniels, who spoke about “Why Cities need Nature”. In the afternoon there were many activities like Sophie Thomson from the ABC Gardening Show, who spoke about “Gardening for Health”; this was very popular as was Genealogy but there were several other interesting sessions to select from as well.
We were treated with reflections of the year gone past and information about the May 2018 Gathering in Hobart, Tasmania. This promises to be a great event as well but be aware there is limited numbers of 180 so if you don’t want to miss out be sure to put your application in as soon as possible once the forms are released.
Thank you to the organising committee who put together the fabulous 22nd Australian TG Gathering and all the work and time they put into making it such a resounding successful weekend.
To read more about our Butterflies and Beyond gathering, Cathie Scott has compiled an in depth report on our 22nd ATGG with detailed information. Please click HERE to read the report.