World Scout Youth Forum is an educational tool to support the process of developing youth participation in partnership with adults and young members in the oldest age sections. It is an event that empowers and inspires young people through a participatory approach, helping them to develop skills in decisionmaking which can be used within Scouting and in the wider society.
The Youth Forum will take place from the 4th to 7th of August 2014 at Rogla (www.rogla.eu).
The designated arrival and departure days are:
- Forum Arrivals: Sunday, 3 August
- Forum Departures (for those who will not attend the conference): Friday, 8 August
Rogla is a popular conference and climatic health resort. It lies at an altitude of 1517 m above sea level on the top of a plain and has a pleasant, moderate climate in the summer. The drive from Ljubljana normally takes less than two hours.
The surrounding meadows and forests provide a unique opportunity to experience Scouting in its true essence, while spending time outdoors. The resort also includes sport halls, outdoor football, basketball and tennis courts, a discotheque, a wellness centre with a pool, all giving an opportunity to spend time at the resort as actively as possible.
It is located in the northeast of Slovenia on a plateau in the midst of wide forests. It boasts a calm and relaxing environment.
The Rogla and Planja Hotels share a modern Conference Centre with two larger conference halls and several smaller rooms, all of which have recently been renovated and equipped with state-of-the-art technical equipment. Wireless internet connection is available.
Participants will be accommodated in two 3 star hotels that are 50 metres apart and with a high value for money. Catering will be provided by the main restaurant of the hotels with several dining areas, the largest one holding the total of 300 guests.
The theme will be: One tree, many branches – symbolizing the unity and diversity of Scouting. The theme will be complemented by three key concepts: Our Movement, Our Community, Our Future.
The planning committee is striving towards an outdoors-oriented event which will enable participants to return to the roots of Scouting while discussing the future of the movement.