Papua New Guinea welcomes Committee NSO Visit team
As the members of the Regional Scout Committee continue its “Committee NSO Visit” ensuring that high quality Scouting is implemented in National Scout Organizations in the Asia-Pacific Region, Papua New Guinea became their first stop in the South Pacific from 27th to 29th March 2009.
The CNV team comprised of Regional Scout Committee member John Ravenhall and Regional Governance Review Task Force chairman Alex Wong, Regional Director Abdullah Rasheed and Director S Prassanna Shrivastava. They were welcomed by the Scout Association of Papua New Guinea Chief Commissioner Major Sere Kala, International Commissioner Winston Jacob, Deputy Chief Commissioners Michael Pearson, Bonner F Tito and other key Scout leaders.
Using the eight key performance indicators, the team looked into the progress of the Papua New Guinea in the areas of constitution, mission and vision, management, youth programme, adult resources, relationship and communication, resources development and research development. Out of this discussion, the working teams were able to identify the strengths and weaknesses of Papua New Guinea as a scout association including their achievements and current challenges. At the conclusion of the three-day visit, the recommendation paper was signed both by two groups as a sign of commitment in carrying out the measures that will ensure the continuity of the implementing high quality Scouting to the young people of Papua New Guinea.
During the stay, the team made a courtesy visit to the Governor General and Chief Scout of Papua New Guinea His Excellency Sir Paulias Matane. They also met Deputy British High Commissioner Kolin Glass, Deputy Australian High Commissioner John Feakes and the Minister of Community Development Ms. Dame Carol Kidu.
As part of the CNV, a visit was made to Gaire Village where the regional team had a dialogue with the young people regarding their Scouting experiences and expectations.