Three youths from Meghalaya will participate in the 26th Asia Pacific Regional Scout Conference to be held at Manila in Philippines from October 14 to October 21, 2018.
A government statement issued here on Thursday said that selected youth include Terang B Marak from Saljong Rover Crew, and Idason Kharlukhi and Kebinson Thongni from Boscorean Scout Group.
Some of the topics to be discussed in the conference include sustainable development goals, diversity and inclusion.
It may be mentioned that sixty years after the Boy Scouts of the Philippines hosted the 1st Far East Scout Conference in Baguio City in 1958, the biggest gathering of regional and world leaders in the Asia-Pacific Region (APR) is coming back to Manila – the 26th Asia-Pacific Regional Scout Conference.
The APR Scout Conference is held every three years to gather all the NSOs to deal with major regional problems. It is the top governing body of the region.
In the official site of the event it has been mentioned that in conjunction with the forthcoming 26th Asia-Pacific Regional Scout Conference, the WOSM Asia-Pacific Region is organizing the Asia-Pacific Regional Course for Leader Trainers (APR CLT) and the 9th Asia-Pacific Regional Scout Youth Forum as ancillary events to the said conference.