(WSBERO/Geneva) – Following the series of successful similar events in the past, the Arab Region of the World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM) is once again inviting Scouts (18 to 25 years, male only) to an International Youth Gathering for Cultural Exchange. The 2013 edition will be hosted by the Oman Scouts and Guides Association in various places in Oman from 4 to 14 September 2013.

16th International Scout Gathering for Cultural Exchange in Oman in September 2013

16th International Youth Gathering for Cultural Exchange in Oman in September 2013

Participants from different cultural backgrounds will discover the beautiful landscape of Oman, its history and contemporary society. Cross-cultural exchanges on issues and challenges relevant to young people and discussions on how the young generation can actively participate in the life of their societies will complete a programme otherwise rich in environmental, cultural and recreational activities.

Beauties of Oman (1)

The Beauty of Oman (1)

The Arab Regional Office has prepared a Fact Sheet, which contains essential information. Please note that participation is limited to male members of the senior age section or young leaders, aged between 18 and 25 (maximum two participants per National Scout Association, both confirmed by the International Commissioner of the association).

Beauties of Oman (2)

The Beauty of Oman (2)

The completed and signed Registration Form (link) should be returned no later than by 1 July 2013 to the Arab Regional Office with a copy addressed to the European Regional Office. The organisers cover all expenses related to the participation, including accommodation, food, local travels and activities. All the participants (or their association) have to pay is their travel to and from Muscat, Oman.

Beauties of Oman (3)

The Beauty of Oman (3)

Many Rover Scouts and young Leaders from different National Scout Associations in the European Region have enjoyed the warm hospitality and enriching cross-cultural exchanges offered by the Arab Region during previous similar gatherings and have returned with precious memories and a long list of new friends. So, why should it not be you this time?

(c) images: WOSM – Arab Region, Oman Scouts and Guides Association



Rupert Schildböck
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Rupert Schildböck

Rupert comes from Austria and is the Executive Assistant to the Regional Director. His responsibilities include internal and external communications and administrative assistance in Regional events.

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