Monday, 27 June 2016

15th European Guide and Scout Conference - Day 5

The final day of the conference started with the voting. We listened again to the motions put forward and the amendments to these. The voting also meant that the tellers were needed and so Aisling was busy again. There were several votes taken, which looked at future finances, strategies and general future planning.

After the voting, it came to the time where we had to say goodbye to the outgoing committee and officially welcome in the new one. The chair
(both the position and a small magenta chair!) was officially passed over. The final speeches were said by the outgoing committee and the final speech was said by the new incoming chair, and with that speech the 2016 European Guide Conference was closed.

After lunch it was time for the joint conference and again time for more voting. Here we voted on issues and motions that affect both the Guide and Scout groups.
One of the votes was to vote on where the next European Conference would be held. After the votes were calculated, the result was that the 16th European Guide and Scout Conference will be held in Croatia.

In the evening it was time for the closing ceremony, after more speeches a lovely dinner, a game of 'What's not Norwegian' and learning the truckers knot, the 15th European Guide and Scout Conference came to a close.
The Conference was a great way to learn about what is happening at a European level. It is a great place to meet people who are as passionate about Guiding as you are.




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