Conseil du Scoutisme polynésien
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|Conseil du Scoutisme polynésien
|Asia-Pacific Region of the World Organization of the Scout Movement
Scouting in French Polynesia is represented by the Conseil du Scoutisme polynésien (Polynesian Scout Council), founded in 1986. The first Scout unit in French Polynesia was founded in 1947. French Polynesia became an Associate Member of the Asia-Pacific Region of the World Organization of the Scout Movement in 2001. Membership as of 2001 stood at 793.
The council is an umbrella federation with five members:
- Scouts et Guides de France via the Scouts et Guides de Polynésie française (SGPF; Catholic; 150 members)
- Eclaireuses et Eclaireurs unionistes de France via the Eclaireurs et Eclaireuses unionistes de Polynésie française (EEUPF; Protestant)
- Association des Scouts Liahona-Saints des Derniers Jours (ADSL-SDJ; Mormon; 752 members)
- Scouts Adventiste de Polynésie française (Seventh-day Adventist, affiliated to Pathfinders International)
- Scouts Sanito (Sanito Church)
- Scouts Te ahi nui (Pentecostal)
Major activities include Scout camping, celebration of Scouts' Day, leader training, observation of international days, fund-raising for handicapped children, operation of camps for neighborhood children through introduction of neighborhood Scouting, and Scout involvement in environmental education programs. The Conseil du Scoutisme polynésien has procured a campsite from the French Polynesian government on a 60 year lease.
Polynesian Scouts have been participating in international events since 1987, attending World Scout Jamborees and Asia-Pacific Region Scout Conferences. 204 Scouts from Tahiti attended the 19th World Scout Jamboree in Chile in 1998. Noelline Parker is the International Commissioner of French Polynesia.
The Scout Motto is Sois Prêt (Be Prepared) or Toujours Prêt (Always Prepared) in French, depending on the organization.
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