Dear brothers and sisters in Scouting,
As another year draws to the end, it’s time to look back on the joy of scouting that has been had throughout the past 12 months, on camps in our regions around the world with a lot of happy Scouts and Guides, training courses in the various WFIS regions, support for members in several countries and lots more organized by the various Regional Councils and the World Council.
Some new scout and guide associations from all over the world have joined our federation and some more joined us as prospective members, we welcome them all into our worldwide Scouting Family.
2019, Regional Councils host their General Assemblies, and some held elections of the Regional Steering Committees; the WFIS World Council appreciate the good work of the various Regional Councils and we wish the new elected Steering Committee members and lot of strength and passion for their future work.
In 2020 we will celebrate several highlights – Regional Jamborees, Trainings and Camps around the globe will be organized by our Regional Council ́s or our member organizations. We are looking forward to meeting and greet you at one of those events.
Sad news reached us during this year; some Scout Brothers and Sisters passed away, good old Scouters from our World Scout Family who are seriously sick stay in hospital ́s and political conflicts around the globe which affect our scouting life.
Now, at a very busy time of year, may the message of Christmas fill your life with joy and peace; spend a little time thinking about those who have lost a family member or had less fortune in their life and start 2020 with new strength to stay together- as a tolerant international scouting family. Take a serious look after your own association, your group, your Guides and Scouts, your families, let us work together for a peaceful and caring world and remember the spirit of Scouting given to all of us by our founder Lord Baden Powell.
Thank you for being part of our Worldwide Scouting family.
In the name of the WFIS Council, we wish you, your family and your members
A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year
Yours in traditional Scouting for the WFIS World Council
Klaus Tegeder – President WFIS