14. verdenskonferanse i WOSM
|8.–12. august 1953 
14. verdenskonferanse i WOSM
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Det ble vedtatt følgende resolusjoner under 14. verdenskonferanse i WOSM, opplysninger fra nettstedet til WOSM, scout.org:
- 1953-01 Colonel John Skinner Wilson – The Conference records its most sincere appreciation of the faithful, devoted and efficient service rendered Scouting throughout the world by Colonel John Skinner Wilson. Coincident with his retirement from active service, as Director of the International Bureau, we, his friends assembled in the 14th International Conference, pay tribute to his Scouting spirit and his unselfish loyalty to the ideals and purposes of the Movement as established by the Founder, Lord Baden-Powell. His leadership has been purposeful, sympathetic and understanding. He has been firm in championing our adherence to established standards and policies; but, with vision he has encouraged changes in programme and procedure as time and changing conditions made advisable. He and his family have made great sacrifices to fulfil his mission of service to the boys of the world. He has been an ambassador for peace; but a courageous Scouting leader in the fight for freedom in two world wars. He was the hope of boys and leaders in nations temporarily conquered by those who would rule the world by force. His spirit, advice and encouragement sustained their Scouting spirit and organisation in countries overrun by the aggressor so that they fought on at great peril to win back their freedom. Believing that through world brotherhood we can eventually have world peace, he has diligently promoted Scouting organisation, training, methods, and, above all, the Scouting spirit so effectively that we now have achieved a unity of Scouting purpose in 57 countries. He has blazed world-wide trails to peace and brotherhood which we will follow. To our friend, Colonel John Wilson, we express our deepest appreciation, our most heartfelt thanks, and our most profound admiration. May God bless you and, through you, others in the future as he has done in the past.
- 1953-02 Appointment of Director Designate – The Conference notes with very great pleasure the appointment of Major-General D.C. Spry, C.B.E., D.S.O., C.D., as Director-Designate of the International Bureau, offers him its most cordial good wishes and assures him of its full support and co-operation in his future work.
- 1953-03 Report – The Conference accepts the Report of the Boy Scouts International Bureau as a record of the progress achieved since the last meeting of the Conference and expresses its thanks to the International Committee, the Director, Deputy Director and all members of the staff of the Bureau for their services.
- 1953-04 Reports – International Scout Chalet at Kandersteg – a) The Conference records with much pleasure the Report of the International Scout Chalet at Kandersteg and of the Scouts' Alpine Club in their 30th anniversary year. The Conference warmly congratulates all those concerned with the great progress achieved in the condition of the Chalet, the facilities of the camping grounds and the number of Scouts for whom each session the Chalet provided such an excellent centre for climbing, camping and training in Scouting. b) The Conference particularly invites member Associations to make known the work of this centre and to encourage more individual members to join and support the Scouts' Alpine Club as subscribing members. c) The Conference offers its sincere thanks to the Committee of the Scouts' Alpine Club, the Warden of the Chalet and all their many helpers whose efforts have so greatly contributed to the success of the 5th World Rover Moot.
- 1953-05 Registration – a) The Conference welcomes the recognition and registration accorded since the previous meeting of the Conference to: - The Australian Boy Scouts Council; - The Ceylon Boy Scouts Association; - Ikatan Pandu Indonesia (Ipindo); - Boy Scouts of Korea; - The Boy Scouts Association, New Zealand; b) and extends to all these Associations its cordial good wishes.
- 1953-06 Displaced Persons – The Conference extends its cordial greetings to Scouts living in exile and pays tribute to the devoted service rendered by many hundreds of Scout leaders in giving Scout training to boys displaced from their native lands and in maintaining contact between them wherever they may now be living. The Conference commends to all Scout associations of countries in which such refugee former D.P. Scouts are now living the importance of making them welcome and assisting them to continue their Scouting in accordance with the provisions and sense of Conference resolution 1947-14, clauses D, E and F.
- 1953-07 Member Association Constitutional Changes – With reference to two previous resolutions of Conference (PPP. 28 and 47 q.v.), the Conference desires to make it clear to all member Associations that it is incumbent upon them to notify the International Bureau of any proposed changes affecting the essential principles of Scouting or the legal basis of their Associations, whether the intended change be to their Scout Promise, Law, Policy and Rules, Statutes, Charter, Incorporation or legal registration.
- 1953-08 National Camps, Invitations – a) The Conference strongly commends the practice of countries planning to hold national, provincial or county camps inviting the Member Associations of the Conference in neighbouring countries to send contingents to participate in their camp and, if possible, to stay in the homes of Scout families of the host country before or after the camp. b) Upon the advice of the International Commissioners, the Conference recommends that the initial invitation to the national headquarters of the associations invited should be sent out at least six months in advance of the camp, giving preliminary details of dates, the number of contingents desired from each country, approximate cost, etc.
- 1953-09 Visits Abroad, Advance Notice – In extension of a previous resolution of Conference (1947-19) and upon the recommendation of the International Commissioners, the Conference desires that where any troop planning to visit another country requires advice or assistance in finding a camp site or any special accommodation facilities, the request should be made to the international department of the country to be visited at a minimum of three months in advance of the proposed visit. At shorter notice than this no help can reasonably be expected. The Conference particularly commends joint camps between a visiting troop and one of the country they are visiting and a subsequent joint camp in the other country one or two years later (with the aim of establishing lasting personal friendships between Scouts of different countries and of improving the Scouting skills of both troops concerned).
- 1953-10 Visits Abroad, Behaviour – Upon the recommendation of the International Commissioners, the Conference desires that any breaches of the rules or cases of bad behaviour unbecoming to a Scout when travelling abroad are to be reported, giving details of name, group and a summary of the facts of the case, to the International Commissioner of the offenders own association so that he may deal with the matter on their return home. Such reports are not intended for publication. It is emphasized that such cases represent a very small percentage of the total large number of visits made, but that it is most important to check such defaulters for their own better training and to maintain the general high standard of conduct (cf. 1947-17 and 1951-14).
- 1953-11 Migrants – Upon the recommendation of the International Commissioners, the Conference recommends that any Scout or Scouter intending to migrate to another country shall be given an International Letter of Introduction, a summary of his record of Scout service and training and the address of the national headquarters of the country to which he is going. In the case of warranted Scout leaders it is recommended that a confidential report on his ability as a Scouter should also be sent direct to the headquarters of the country to which he is going for their records. If possible the address to which any emigrant Scout or Scouter is going shall be notified to the national headquarters concerned. Where the headquarters of any country wishes to check the previous record of an immigrant Scout or Scouter, it is essential that in applying to the International Commissioner of his former association they should give full details of his name and former rank, group and address and relevant dates of service claimed.
- 1953-12 Foreign Scouts Temporarily Abroad – Scouts temporarily living in another country should be given every opportunity to continue their training and should be encouraged to join a local Scout group. The Conference recommends that such Cubs, Scouts or Rovers should continue with their badge work based on their own association's requirements but where any test is impossible for local reasons they should be allowed to take some suitable alternative test. In the case of any such boys who have not been Scouts before they should be encouraged to join a local group, by agreement with their own national Scout headquarters.
- 1953-13 Conduct of Meetings, Boy Scouts International Conference – The Conference thanks the International Committee for the paper circulated to all member Associations on "The Future Conduct of Meetings of the Boy Scouts International Conference," and requests that the recommendations contained therein be given full consideration in preparing its future meetings, with the exception of the recommendation on paragraph 11, clause (a) which shall be deleted.
- 1953-14 Appointment of President/Chairman of Conference and/or Committee – This Conference requests the International Committee to consider whether it is desirable to appoint a President and/or Chairman of the International Conference and/or Committee and to submit a report for consideration to the next International Conference. Such a report should be delivered to the National Associations by the 1st January, 1955.
- 1953-15 Former Scouts – The Conference welcomes the proposal to establish an International Fellowship of Former Guides and Scouts in accordance with the general principles of the draft constitution put forward by the representative meeting of Old Scout organizations of 1951 to the 13th meeting of Conference and on the undertaking given by the Old Scouts Advisory Committee and by those present at the International Conference of Former Scouts in September 1952 that the necessary safeguards for the interests of the Boy Scout Movement will be provided for in the Constitution and By-Laws of the Fellowship when adopted by that body. The International Conference desires to make it clear that it is entirely a matter for each country to decide the form and organization of its own former Scout and Guide movements. These may be either as branches of the national Scout or Guide associations or an independent body having their approval. The Conference instructs the International Committee to ensure that these safeguards and any other necessary procedures are agreed between the Boy Scouts International Committee, the World Committee of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts and the Council of the Fellowship. Further, the Conference instructs the International Committee on its behalf to agree the formation of a permanent coordinating body representing the committees and council aforesaid for the following purposes: a) To discuss matters of mutual interest. b) To promote closer cooperation in order to secure the deeper understanding and wider development of the Boy Scout and Girl Guide and also former Scout and former Guide aims, principles and practices. c) To the best of its power to resolve by consultation any problems or difficulties referred to it by the Boy Scouts International Committee, the World Committee of the Girl Guides and Girl Scouts or the Council of the Fellowship. The Conference offers its cordial good wishes to the inaugural assembly of the Fellowship to be held in Switzerland next October for every future success.
- 1953-16 Retention of the Interest of Boys – The Conference asks the International Committee a) To place the subject of "retention of the interest of the boy" on the Agenda for the 15th International Conference. b) In preparation for this Conference, to issue to each member Association a questionnaire as to losses of boys at various ages and also as to losses of leaders, and the reasons for such losses.
- 1953-17 Purpose of “Jamboree” Journal – The Conference requests the International Committee to study the purpose, content and format of "Jamboree" in relation to its use for the dissemination of information of an international nature.
- 1953-18 UNICEF – The Conference commends the "United Nations Children's Fund" (UNICEF) as a valuable world instrument for child welfare and relief work and recommends its Member Associations to consider assistance and support for the national and regional committees and agencies of UNICEF in their work and to making known its purpose and work to their own members.
- 1953-19 Cooperation with the Girl Guide Movement – The Conference thanks the Swedish delegation for their paper, " Co-operation with the Girl Guide Movement." The Conference recommends and requires: a) thorough study of the field of co-operation and co-education in Scouting by the Boy Scouts International Bureau and the World Bureau of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts on an international level; b) Studies of the national pattern of co-education and its bearing on Scout activities by the different Scout Associations. These studies must be free from prejudice and arranged jointly with parents, teachers, social workers and, of course, the young people themselves.
- 1953-20 2nd Agoon – The Conference thanks the Belgian delegation for their report on the 2nd Agoon and refers the proposals contained therein to the International Committee for study and report to the 15th International Conference in 1955.
- 1953-21 15th International Conference and 8th World Jamboree – The Conference accepts with much pleasure the kind invitation of the Boy Scouts Association of Canada to hold the 8th World Jamboree and 15th International Conference in Canada in 1955, and also thanks the Boy Scouts de Syrie most warmly for their invitation.
- 1953-22 2nd World Indaba – The Conference accepts with much pleasure the kind invitation of De Nationale Padvindersraad to hold the 2nd World Indaba in the Netherlands in 1956.
- 1953-23 Centenary of Founder and Jubilee of Scouting – a) The Conference accepts with great pleasure and enthusiasm the invitation of the Boy Scouts Association to celebrate in Great Britain in the summer of 1957 the Centenary of the Founder and the Jubilee of the beginning of the Boy Scout Movement, the celebration to take the form of a combined World Rover Moot and Scout Jamboree. This Moot will come in the regular quadrennial series but the Jamboree will be an extra one and will not replace either the 8th World Jamboree of 1955 or the subsequent World Jamboree of 1959. b) The Conference strongly recommends to all its member countries that in making their advance plans for the year 1957 they take fully into account the importance of celebrating by all suitable means this double anniversary. 
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