New World Leader at WOSM

Scott Teare is the new Secretary General of World Scouting, taking over from Luc Panissod from January 1, 2013. Scott has been serving World Scouting for several decades although in different capacities before taking up this top job.

Scott was awarded the Bronze Wolf by the World Scout Committee in September 2012 particularly for his contribution to international and World Scouting in his former role as the Director of the International Division of Boy Scouts of America.

He contributed significantly to putting in place the Boy Scouts of America’s international policy. As part of that role, he established diplomatic contacts, maintained relations and represented Boy Scouts of America with American businesses operating abroad, foreign embassies, key government leaders, heads of states and royal family members in an effort to provide sustained financial support and membership growth for World Scouting.

Scott takes up his new role at a crucial time for the World Scout Bureau, which is going through significant changes in its current management and relocation processes.

The world body is being challenged to give direction in the face of changing societies and the way scouting is done. The reality is the face of Scouting has changed and if it is to remain relevant in a fast-changing society, then there is a need to re-think how the world, national and local administration operate.

Teare stated that one of his tasks will be to continue to have the regional offices empowered so they can increase their support to NSOs and to assist the NSOs to better build capacity. He continued by stating that he believed the World Scout Committee and professional staff are currently poised to give that required leadership.

The Barbados Boy Scouts Association congratulates Scott on his new appointment and equally thanks Luc for his many years of commitment to the leadership of the world body of Scouting.

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