DESMOS will take part in Faith and Beliefs Zone programme, at the 23rd World Scout Jamboree in Japan, which will take place in Hirarahama, Yamaguchi, Japan, July 28 - August 8, 2015.
Theme: Growing Scouting with Families & Communities
The Symposium is intended to develop spiritual growth and religious harmony through Scouting activities.
DESMOS was represented within the Faith and Belief Zone at the 22nd World Scout Jamboree in Sweden, which took place in Rinkaby, Kristianstadt, in the period July 27-August 7, 2011.
His All Holiness, BARTHOLOMEW, Archbishop of Constantinople, New Rome and Ecumenical Patriarch, sent the message on the occasion of this great world scout event (More).
Our Jamboree Team did its best in order to present our Link, its Mission, Vision and objectives, as well as to offer children the opportunity to enrich their knowledge on Spirituality by visiting the Exhibition on Orthodox Iconography, and by taking part in DESMOS Workshop.
The Orthodox Christian scouts participating at the World Scout Jamboree had the opportunity to celebrate the Orthodox Divine Liturgy, which was held on August 4, 2011.(More)THE INTERNATIONAL LINK OF ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN SCOUTS DESMOS THANKS ALL JAMBOREE PARTICIPANTS WHO VISITED DESMOS TENT AT FAITH AND BELIEF ZONE.
In accordance with the commitment accepted at the 1st Ecumenical Encounter held in 2008, in Canterbury, England, and considering the real
need to further improve the Spiritual Dimension and cooperation between Christian faith organizations in Scouting,
we are organizing the 2nd Ecumenical Encounter.
The 22nd World Scout Jamboree will be held in Kristianstad, Sweden, in the period July 27 - August 7, 2011. Within the Jamboree Programme, there will be the Faith and Belief Zone, as the programme segment offering faith organizations in Scouting to be actively involved and present what they are doing in order to help young people develop their spirituality.
More information about the next World Scout Jamboree may be found at:
DESMOS will be represented at the 22nd World Scout Jamboree in Sweden. We invite DESMOS volunteers to express their interest for such engagement and contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
The 3rd World Scout Inter-religious Symposium (WSIS) was held from 21st to 25th October 2009 in Speke Resort Munyonyo, Kampala, Uganda. This event was organised by the World Scout Inter-religious Forum (WSIF), an informal network of religious groups/organisations in Scouting and was jointly hosted by International Union of Muslim Scouts (IUMS) and The Uganda Scouts Association.
The programme for the event was suitable and interesting for older members of the Youth Sections and young adults, in addition to adult volunteers. Worldwide, engaging in peaceful inter-religious dialogue has probably never been as important as it has become today. Following suggestions and recommendations from previous Symposiums, the WSIF and representatives from the Educational Methods Committee (of the World Scout Committee) have prepared a new approach with emphasis on the Scout Method, especially for the educational content of the event.
DESMOS was represented by Christos Papageorgiou, Desmos President and Vassilis Birtsas, Desmos PR and Communications Commissioner. DESMOS President had the presentation at the Symposium (More)
World Scout Moots are gatherings of members of senior branches of National Scout Associations (traditionally
called Rovers) and other young adult members. Participants range in age from 18 to 26. Moots provide an
opportunity for young adults in Scouting to meet together with the objective of improving their international understanding as citizens of the world.
Date: 10-19 August 2008
Host: Liga dos Escuteiros de Moçambique / WOSM
Information: World Scout Bureau, Geneva
Moot history fact sheet
JOTA is an annual event in which about 500,000 Scouts and Guides all over the world make
contact with each other by means of amateur radio. It is a real Jamboree during which Scouting
experiences are exchanged and ideas are shared, thus contributing to the world brotherhood of
Scouting The JOTA is a world-wide event. Units may operate for 48 hours or any part thereof,
from Saturday 00.00 h until Sunday 24.00 h local time. It is for members of the World Organization
of the Scout Movement (WOSM), and also for members of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS).
Additional information is available on the JOTA organizer's web pages.
JOTI is an annual event when Scouts and Guides all over the world make contact with each other by means of the Internet. It is a real Jamboree during which Scouting experiences are exchanged and ideas are shared, thus contributing to the world brotherhood of Scouting. JOTI is a world-wide event mainly for Scouting groups in all youth programme sections, although members may participate individually.
JOTI is officially open 48 hours, from Saturday 00.00h until Sunday 24.00h local time. JOTI is held at the same time as the Jamboree on the Air (JOTA) which focuses on amateur radio communication. Activities for the two events are often conducted together. Well over 500,000 people participate each year.
JOTI and JOTA are for members of the World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM), and also for members of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS).
Additional information is available on the JOTI team's web pages.
The Conference is the "general assembly" of Scouting. It is the governing body of the World Organization and it is composed of all national members. (155 countries as of September 2002) The Conference meets every three years.
The previous Conference was held in Hammamet, Tunisia in September 2005.
The 38th World Scout Conference will be in Korea from 14 to 18 July, 2008.
The second World Scout Interreligious Symposium (WSIS) will be held at the Fo Guang Shan Temple, Kaoshiung, Taiwan, from Friday 5 May to Monday 8 May 2006 (arrivals on Thursday 4 May and departures on Tuesday 9 May). The theme of this symposium is “Together for Harmony and Peace”. Bringing together representatives of National Scout Organizations and the Scout Religious Alliances, the WSIS will reinforce the value of Scouting as an institution promoting intereligious dialogue. The WSIS works to further cooperation and understanding of interreligious issues throughout the Scout Movement. Find out more
After many years of efforts following the proposal made by Gualtiero Zanolini to the Interreligious Scout Forum (which groups the religious Scout co-ordinations in consultative status with WOSM as well as representatives from other active denominations in Scouting), the dream became a reality: thanks to the energetic and efficient support from Spanish Scouting, in particular from the members of the Movimiento Scout Cat—lico (MSC), the first World Scout Interreligious Symposium took place in Valencia, Spain, from 29 November to 2 December 2003.
This event was made possible because of the previous successful joint work done at past world events, namely the World Scout Jamboree in Chile, the World Scout Moot in Mexico and the World Scout Jamboree in Thailand where the Prayer Valley, the handbook "Explorers of the Invisible" and the Interreligious ceremony on 31 December 2002 were praised by a vast majority of participants and contingents.
The general conclusions of the Symposium are available upon request; they will be completed with the reports from the working groups devoted to the theme of the Symposium: Learning to Live Together, Tolerance and Solidarity. It is worth adding that a keynote address on Baden-Powell and Religion was delivered at the opening session by Ambassador Mario Sica. The following day, a lively panel moderated by Mateo Jover, involved special guests from six denominations.
The participants, representing 33 NSOs from five of the six WOSM regions and 12 religious denominations, also had the opportunity to share their experiences and views in working groups, special evening forums, visits to the different religious places of the city of Valencia, and a special programme which took them to the ruin of the old mosque and catholic monastery of Valldigna at an hourÕs drive south of Valencia. During the visit, a superb concert, specially prepared for the Symposium, was offered to the participants by the excellent symphony orchestra of Valldigna. Religious prayers were celebrated every day at the Symposium venue - the Royal Society of Agriculture of Valencia - by the different denominations and all participants attended them independently from their religion of origin.
The support given by the national and local authorities of Spain was great, as well as the financial help received from various fondations and entities which are mentioned in the general conclusions. Marie-Louise Correa and Gualtiero Zanolini represented the World Scout Committee, Therese Birmingham, Chairman of the European Scout Committee was also present, as well as Dr. Yongyudh Vajaradul, member of the Asia-Pacific Scout Committee. The Symposium also offered to our Secretary General-designate, Eduardo Missoni, an excellent opportunity for a first introduction to members and activities of WOSM. Eduardo attended the event on Saturday 29 and Sunday 30.
As for the future, the Symposium confirmed the forthcoming creation of the International Jewish Scout Forum, and of the World Scout Buddhist Brotherhood. It also helped the present European-based Protestant Scout co-ordination (CCGS) to broaden their contacts and envisage the creation of a world-wide link.
Furthermore, the participants accepted with enthusiasm the invitation for a second Symposium to be held in Taiwan in 2006, a third to be held in an Arab country in 2009 and a fourth to be held in Korea in 2012 on the occasion of the celebration of the centenary of Won-Buddhism. Finally, the member organizations or representatives of the World Scout Interreligious Forum (DESMOS, ICCS, IUMS, Judaism, Buddhism and Protestantism) decided to meet in Taiwan in Spring 2004 in view of supporting the preparation of the interreligious programme at the 12th World Scout Moot in August 2004.
More information, photo, conclusions.Learning to Live Together - Tolerance and Solidarity
The World Scout Interreligious Symposium took place in Valencia, Spain from 29 November to 2 December 2003 with the participation of 115 Scout Leaders from 33 countries and 12 religions or denominations, attendance which far exceeded the expectations of the planning committee and the organisers. Find out more