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The 5th Region

The Scout membership and the number of Scout Groups in the New Territories Region have been increasing tremendously. In order to cope with the future development in the New Territories, the New Territories Region has been expanded into two distinct regions namely: New Territories Region and New Territories East Region on 1 April 2000. New Territories East Region became the 5th Region in Hong Kong.

Development of School-based Scout Groups Project

In order to meet the societies' need for more such activities for the pupils as part of quality education, the captioned project was launched targeting at all schools in 2000. The objective of this project is to set up or expand Scout Groups in all schools, hopefully within 2 years, so that more students can be benefited.

Vision, Mission and Values

The "Vision, Mission and Values" (VMV) of the Scout Association of Hong Kong was launched in October 2000 to provide a clear direction for over 70,000 scout members and the other who will join the Movement.

Continue Education Centre as registered school

Continued Education Centre was renamed as Scout Association of Hong Kong --- Education Centre on 1 September 2001 and changed to registered school on 1 March 2004.

90th Anniversary of Hong Kong Scouting Jamboree

The 90th Anniversary of Hong Kong Scouting Jamboree was successfully held from 23 to 26 December 2001 at Wan Tsai, Sai Kung with the theme "Do My Best".  There were over 3,500 participants.

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45th Baden-Powell World Fellowship Event

His Majesty the King of Sweden Carl XVI Gustaf, Honorary President of World Scout Foundation paid a private visit to Hong Kong for the 45th Baden-Powell World Fellowship Event hosted by Scout Association of Hong Kong from 26 to 28 April 2002 at the Hong Kong Scout Centre. The event which has raised US$385,000 for the World Scout Foundation was highly appreciated by the King of Sweden.

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Management Position in World Scouting

Mr Herman C S HUI, MH our Deputy Chief Commissioner (Support) was also elected member of the World Scout Committee at the 36th World Scout Conference which was held in Greece from 15 to 19 July 2002. He is the second Hong Kong Scout Leader to be elected to this management position in World Scouting. Mr Herman HUI was selected as Chairman of World Scout Committee at the 37th World Scout Conference which was held in Tunisia from 5 to 9 September 2005.

Achieve the membership growth target set in 1991

The target set in 1991 to increase Scout members to 83,000 in 2002 has been achieved and the membership has grown to 89,925 at the end of 2002. At the end of 2005, the number of Scout members has been increased to over 100,000.

Support the fight against SARS

Since the outbreak of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) in Hong Kong in 2003, good hygiene practices, both personal and public, can act as one important deterrent in succumbing to the disease. As a support to the monthly cleansing campaign launched by the government, Scout Association of Hong Kong has organized a hygiene campaign and recruited over 30,000 Scout members and their families/friends to support the fight against SARS in order to create a new culture of hygiene in Hong Kong. Kick-off Ceremony of the hygiene campaign was held on 15 June 2003.

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Fund-Raising Campaign for the Tsunami Victims

In response to the tsunami disaster occurred on 26 December 2004, the Scout Association of Hong Kong launched an unprecedented fund-raising campaign in 3 days, namely "A Scout is a brother to all Scouts" which helped raise over 1.29 million Hong Kong dollars. Scout members were responsive to the appeal by donations or subscribing the "Fund-Raising Badge ─ Hong Kong Scouts Give Help". All the donations were directed to the Tsunami Scout Aid of the World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM) for the relief and rehabilitation work of the affected areas.

Camping in the Mainland

"Camping" is one of the core activities in Scouting. On 24-27 January 2004, Scout Association of Hong Kong, Shenzhen Youth Federation and Working Committee of Young Pioneers in Shenzhen firstly jointed to organize the Hong Kong-Shenzhen Joint Camp at Shenzhen to introduce the youths in the Mainland the unique Scouting training and activities. It also enriches Scout members the understanding of our country. Participants included 490 Hong Kong Scouts and 360 youths in Shenzhen. In the summer holidays of 2005, 5 Regions organized different camping activities in Xinjiang, Gansu, Qinghai, Jilin and Inner Mongolia. Over 300 Hong Kong Scouts participated in this event which was a big success and rewarded all participants with precious moments and experience.

The Metropolitan Jamboree

In 2006, our 95th Anniversary Celebration included more than 20 events including carnivals, competitions, concerts, exchange programmes, a photo contest, a mess dinner etc. "Jamboree to Celebrate the 95th Anniversary of Hong Kong Scouting and the Centenary of World Scouting" or commonly known as the Metropolitan Jamboree (Metrojam) at West Kowloon Reclamation was the highlight of the anniversary as a finale event. It was held straddling Christmas time and New Year Day. This event created quite a few firsts, including camping right in the dense city centre, international participation of Scouts from Canada, Korea, Mongolia, Singapore, Thailand, and Australia, not the least from Taiwan and Macau and youth members from Chongqing, Jiangsu, Jiaqing and Shenzhen making up a total of over 4,000 campers. RTHK joined in the celebration by holding a telecast "The Band Day Countdown Party" on New Year Eve which signified kicking off the 2007 World Centenary Year in Hong Kong

Wong Siu Sang Leadership Training Institute

In the spring of 2007, the Scout Association of Hong Kong Wong Siu Sang Leadership Training Institute (LTI) at Sha Tsui, Sai Kung opened its doors to take in Wood Badge trainees. The establishment of LTI not only offers an ideal venue with well-equipped facilities for leadership training, but also sets a milestone in the history of Hong Kong Scout Movement. LTI covers an area of 4,420 m2. The basic facilities and equipments have been ready on the campus, which include: multi-purpose hall, activities rooms, dormitories, canteen, washrooms & shower rooms, pontoon and outdoor activity area. Adventure training facilities are also available. At the initial stage, LTI mainly serves as a training venue for the Wood Badge Training Scheme courses and targets at organizing leadership training programmes in the long run.

Join-in-Centenary Jamboree

To mark the Centenary of World Scouting in 2007, the largest contingent ever of Hong Kong Scouts participated in the 21st World Scout Jamboree during summer 2007. Hong Kong Contingent was represented by over 600 Scouts at the camp in Hylands Park, Chelmsford, UK, the origin of Scouting. Besides, the Join-in-Centenary Jamboree was also held between 29 July and 2 August at the West Sea Cofferdam of High Island Reservoir, Sai Kung, Hong Kong. Over 1,500 campers from Hong Kong Scouts and youths in Mainland China were grouped into teams to participate in the Amphibious Challenge and Apex Challenge, which are consisted of different activities designed to foster team spirit. At the stroke of 8:00 am on 1 August, the Scouting's Sunrise was held in the campsite to celebrate the dawn of a new century for Scouting around the world. On 1 August 1907, Scouting's Founder Robert Baden-Powell blew his kudu horn on Brownsea Island at 8:00 am to open the world's first Scout camp.

Diploma in Leadership and Management

Diploma in Leadership and Management (DLM) collaborated by Scout Association of Hong Kong and School of Professional Education and Executive Development (SPEED) of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University were launched in September 2007. The Scout Wood Badge Training Scheme (WBTS) is a 9-credit core subject. The programme is an intergration of innovative leadership and management theories, skills training and experiential practice which aims not only at encouraging Scout leaders to acquire an academic qualification in leadership training by taking Wood Badge Training course, but also serves as a stepping-stone to continuous education and self-improvement, which is beneficial to both individual development and the Scout Movement. At this moment, it is the first and the only diploma in Hong Kong that is collaborated with a uniform youth organization and a local university. This is a milestone for us to merge Scouting which is a non-formal education learning model with formal high education.

Sichuan Reconstruction

In the spirit of helping others, Scout Association of Hong Kong have responded to the massive earthquake which hit Sichuan in May 2008, claiming 70,000 lives, and causing unprecedented damages. An immediate relief appeal has launched to support the reconstruction of Sichuan, expected to take years, including the establishment of "Sichuan Relief Fund" to collect donations, signing a memorandum of agreement with the Sichuan Youth Federation, and organizing various service projects under the auspices of the "Hong Kong Scout Sichuan Service Scheme" by Scout units of the Association Headquarters and the five Regions. The Association has also applied for funding through the "Trust Fund in Support of Reconstruction in the Sichuan Earthquake Stricken Areas" of the HKSAR Government for reconstruction and rehabilitation projects in Sichuan, and subsequently have received funding approval to reconstruct children and youth palace in Deyang, which will provide training and extracurricular activities for youngsters in several quake-affected areas and service opportunities for youth from Hong Kong.



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