2013 Philippines Scouting Typhoon Haiyan Relief Fund
On November 8, Typhoon Haiyan, the deadliest typhoon on record struck the Philippines. Recovery efforts are still active, and the death toll which is almost 8,000 is still climbing.
The Mt. Diablo Silverado Council International Committee has established the 2013 Philippines Scouting Typhoon Haiyan Relief Fund to raise funds to aid in the relief efforts. Our goal to send at least $2,500 to the Philippines Scout Association. The World Organization of the Scouting Movement (WOSM) – the umbrella organization over the 162 national scouting associations around the world – has volunteered to facilitate the secure transfer of funds to the Philippines Scout Association.
While a donation of any amount is welcome, the International Committee will recognize and thank donations of $20 or more with a special Limited Edition Typhoon Haiyan Relief Fund Patch. The Patch design is currently under review Patches so the final design may vary. Patches are expected to be shipped out in February.
Donations in any amount may be dropped-off or mailed to the Council Office:
MDSC International Committee
2013 Typhoon Haiyan Relief Fund
800 Ellinwood Way
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
For donations of $20 or more, please include a Self-Addressed Stamped Envelope so we can mail the thank you patch when they are ready.
Questions, contact Paul Shimotake (scoutoathlaw[at]gmail[dot]com/ 925.285.3764)
WORLD SCOUT JAMBOREE 2015 - JAPAN
Tuesday, July 28 to Saturday, August 8, 2015 - Kirara-hama Japan
Be a part of the BSA contingent to the 2015 World Scout Jamboree!
In 2015, more than 30,000 Scouts and leaders from 161 countries around the world will converge on Kirara-hama, Yamaguchi, Japan, for the 23rd World Scout Jamboree. The event will provide opportunities to raise awareness about global issues, explore the environment, participate in community service, make friends from around the world, and deepen understanding of developments in science and technology. The world jamboree is a unique opportunity for participants to experience an exciting program of activities, including: Global Development Village, City of Science, Crossroads of Culture, and the Peace Program.
Participants will live and learn with fellow Scouts from around the world. They will be housed in tents along with the BSA contingent but will soon venture out to mingle with tens of thousands of people for two weeks of activities and adventure. That’s right, a world fellowship exercise on an enormous scale!
The BSA’s plans for sending a contingent to the 23rd World Scout Jamboree are being finalized and will be available soon. Until then, click here to add your name to BSA's mailing list. Download BSA's promotional flyer: WSJ Brochure.pdf.
An Information Meeting will be scheduled soon and will be announced through the Council ENewsletter.
The World Scout Jamboree website and online registration site will be available soon.
UNIT LEADER APPLICATIONS NOW BEING ACCEPTED
The Western Region is in the process of identifying individuals that would like to serve as unit leaders for the 2015 World Scout Jamboree in Japan. Interviews will be held in various locations in each region during the months of February and March, 2014. Download the Application: WSJ Leader Application.pdf.