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Version date: Oct. 10, 2005
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World Conference 2005
Mr. Niels Rosenbom of Denmark made a presentation of the Ambassador's
Guild, handing over the guild needle to four new Ambassadors from Czech
Republic, Denmark, Switzerland and Greece.
He also presented a donation of 10,000 USD for the joint WAGGGS/WOSM
Peace project, which was received by Mr. Sten L,,vold, former member of the
WOSM World Committee, now responsible for the Peace Project.
Mr.L,,vold presented a thank you speech.
Carol Bowen presented an address on behalf of WAGGGS.
Mr. Toby Suzuki presented an address on behalf of WOSM.
Both stressed the importance of the cooperation between WAGGGS, WOSM
and ISGF, for the mutual benefit of all organisations.
Mr. Ales Cerin of Slovenia reported on the Youth Forum, which took place just
prior to the conference. The Youth Forum devised a slogan guiding us into the
future: "COMPAS", meaning Dedicated, Open Minded, Motivated, Prepared,
Active Scouts and Guides.
Mr. Carsten Pihl, Chief Scout of the Norwegian Scout Association, and
Thorbjrn Geirbo, Chief Scout of the Norwegian YWCA/YMCA Scout
Association, presented Norwegian scouting of today.
Mr. Jean Vandervelden, Treasurer of the ISGF, presented the 2002 2005
accounts, showing a deficit of approximately 16.500 Euros.
A generous gift of some 34,000 Euros from the Baden-Powell Guilds of Canada
to partly cover the running expenses of the ISGF was given a well-deserved
applause by the conference.
Mr. Jean Vandervelden presented the 2002 2005 accounts of the International
Development Fund, showing a deficit of approximately 9,000 Euros.
The International Stamp Bank remains a major contributor to the Fund.
The candidates for the future World Committee were presented:
Mr. Brett Grant
Mr. Hans Slanec
Mrs. Anne Dupont
Mrs. Linda Bates
Mr. Juan Salazar
Mrs. Rigmor Lauridsen
Mr. Mario Sica
Mr. Adepoju Atobatele
Mrs. Teresa Tarkowska
Mr. Abdullah S. M. Al-Fahad
Mr. Ales Cerin
Mrs. Immaculate Nabukeera
Mr. David L. Mowbray
Mrs. Martine Levy, member of the World Committee, introduced the paper
"Mission, Vision, Strategy" prepared by the World Committee, aimed at the
future of the ISGF. The paper deals with what we would like ISGF to be in the
future, why we want it to be just that, and how to achieve this goal.