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. . . branches bulletin January The Bulletin provides information for Branches of The Scout Association around the world. It is 05 published in January, June and October. Contributions are always welcome, by the beginning of the month before publication. Contact the International Office at Gilwell Park. EuroJam It’s only six months to go until the start of Appointment of Chief Commissioners EuroJam, the European Scout for Branches Jamboree at Hylands Park in Essex, UK. The UK contingent now stands at over Following discussion with Branches, the 2,400 young people and leaders. Chief Scout’s Committee has formally approved the guidelines to be followed All around Europe and elsewhere when a vacancy for a Chief leaders are preparing for this great Commissioner occurs. The guidelines event, which takes place on the same accompany this issue of Branches site as the World Scout Jamboree in Bulletin. 2007. Don’t forget for all the latest information just check our website at 2007 www.eurojam.org.uk. Why not visit the Plans all around the world are taking forum and exchange ideas with other shape for the celebration of the leaders who are going to Essex this centenary of the founding of Scouting summer? and the 150th anniversary of the birth of B.-P. We would be pleased to publish details of what is happening in the Branches – get in touch and we shall be pleased to share your news through the Bulletin. Gibraltar Gibraltar celebrated throughout 2004 the three hundredth anniversary of the creation of Gibraltar as a British territory. The Scouts of the Gibraltar Branch were fully involved in all the events, especially those for young people, such as a special Youth Forum. Scouting on the . . . page 1 of 2 The Scout Association Gilwell Park Chingford London E4 7QW Tel +44(0)20 8433 7100 Fax +44 (0)20 8433 7103 Email email@example.com Website http://www.scouts.org.uk Patron HM The Queen President HRH The Duke of Kent Founder Robert Baden-Powell OM Chief Scout W George Purdy Incorporated by Royal Charter Registered Charity No. 306101 . . . 2 of 2 Rock continues to operate well in the Council of Commonwealth Scout service of young people and we send Associations our best wishes for their 301st year! A small steering group of Commonwealth Associations has been Chief Scout of the Solomon Islands developing plans for a Council of We are pleased to announce that the Commonwealth Scout Associations. new Chief Scout for the Solomon Islands This will be debated at the Branch is the Governor General, His Commonwealth meeting in Tunisia in Excellency Nathaniel Waena. We wish September and, if approved, will help us him and the Branch every success. in our aim to be part of closer connection between Scouts from all of the Commonwealth countries. Tsunami Council of South Pacific Scout We have all been deeply shocked by the Associations disaster affecting so many people in countries around the Indian Ocean. As The Council aims to help Scouting in the you would expect, Scouts have been to South Pacific to develop. Four Branches the fore in raising funds and sending of the UK Scout Association are help to those affected as well as keeping members: in our prayers all the people bereaved, • Solomon Islands injured or made homeless. • Tuvalu The Scout Association has a special • Tonga section of its web site which deals with • Vanuatu the disaster and gives ideas: http://www.scouts.org.uk/tsunamiappeal/ The Council has produced a plan, called index.html New Horizons 2013 which sets out some targets for the future. The UK Association fully supports the plan and will do everything possible to work with the Branches and the Asia Pacific Scout Chief Scout of the United Kingdom Region to see the plan come to fruition. You will all have seen the announcement of the appointment of Our long term aim is to see all our Peter Duncan as the UK’s Chief Scout. Branches that wish to do so become We’re sure that the Branches join all of free standing members of the World us in the Association in welcoming Peter Organization of the Scout Movement – to his new role. and in the meantime to have as close a link as possible with the Asia Pacific Scout Region. Tuvalu We are delighted to announce that Scouting is developing once again in Tuvalu. Good luck to Rev Puafitu Faaalo and his team in all their work!