Join the Scout Heroes of the Earthquake Disaster in Mexico!

Thursday, October 5, 2017

March 20th to 24th 2018

Mexico City

The World Scout Foundation 2018 Event for Baden-Powell Fellows and other investors will take place in Mexico City.

The event will be organised for the first time as an “Investors’ Conference” giving you the opportunity to not only enjoy the welcome of our hosts to one of the most historic, vibrant and welcoming cities on the planet, but also you will rub shoulders with some of the most amazing young men and women you have ever met and see for yourself the impact of Scouting.

Hear first-hand how brave young men and women took to the streets in the hours and days following the earthquake helping to rescue neighbours and strangers from collapsed buildings, distribute much needed supplies, and support families affected by the quake.  Discuss with the leaders of Mexican Scouting how they have been able to grow their organisation 6% each year for the past three years thanks to the support of investments from the WSF.

And these young Mexican Heroes will be joined in a Leadership Event – a “TED-Talk-style” event in one of Mexico City’s leading universities – Universidad Panamericana – by their colleagues from throughout the region.  We will share a day with these inspiring young leaders and learn where your investments have made a difference in Haiti, Ecuador, Panama, Brazil – in fact throughout the region.  And we will hear where investment is needed in the coming years to lock in our successes and make a real difference to communities served by Scouting.

Aside from the Leadership event day, all four conference days will feature opportunities to meet, discuss and plan together with His Majesty and other leaders of the WSF, and in particular with Ahmad Alhendawi, WOSM’s vibrant new Secretary General, and Craig Turpie, the newly elected World Scout Committee Chairman how we can help as investors to realise the dreams of 50 million young men and women in their care.

And of course, expect to be inspired by some of the others who will join us – business leaders and academics from around the world!

As you might imagine, Hector, our host in Mexico has planned some incredible cultural visits within Mexico City and an inspiring Scout Activity – right in the centre of the main square!

On 18th, 19th and 20th March you will also be able to book some additional sightseeing programme in and around Mexico City. The official programme starts on Tuesday 20th March 2018 with the Welcome Reception at 7pm and finished on Saturday 24th March 2018 at 6pm.
The registration will open in early November 2017. The hotel used will be the Four Seasons Hotel in Mexico City. On 23rd March 2018, the national Easter holiday starts and it is recommended that you book your flights early (especially the return flight!). Our room block at the Four Seasons Hotel with preferred rates will end on 10th January 2018 and it is expected that released rooms will be taken up fast due to the start of the holiday period.

Come along and join these amazing heroes in Mexico City from 20th to 24th March 2018!

See you there,

Mark Knippenberg

Deputy Director