The Sri Lanka Scout Association, in collaboration with the Asia-Pacific Region, organised a three-day Workshop on the Ticket to Life (TTL) Project for National Scout Organizations (NSOs) in South Asia. The workshop aimed to recognise different factors that may be progressive or affecting the TTL Project, and explore meaningful ways of improving it.
Held at the Swanee Grand Hotel, Negombo, Sri Lanka, the workshop was attended by a total of 12 TTL National Coordinators and Unit Leaders from four NSOs: two from the Bangladesh Scouts, two from the Bharat Scouts and Guides, two from the Nepal Scouts, and six from the Sri Lanka Scout Association.
The workshop commenced with the traditional lighting of the oil lamp, followed by the welcome address delivered by AVM Andrew Wijesuriya, TTL Workshop Director and Assistant Chief Commissioner of Sri Lanka Scout Association. The workshop was graced by the Asia-Pacific Regional Director, J. Rizal C. Pangilinan through a virtual message expressing his deep gratitude and excitement about the workshop, which would unveil inspirational stories about the TTL Project from different areas of the region that would eventually help more youth to become leaders through Scouting.
The session continued with an insightful discussion about keeping Scouts Safe from Harm, and emotional support to youth. This was followed by an impact presentation reported by the four NSOs in which they have introduced their best practices in handling their Scout troops, through monitoring, documentation, and reporting. Subsequently, a bilateral meeting was arranged between each NSO and the Project Management Team to discuss certain challenges and concerns in managing the TTL Project.
On its second day, the participants had greater knowledge in understanding the modalities of the Treehouse website, a new World Scouting platform which helps every Scouts to be interconnected around the globe. In addition, a discussion about the Diversity and Inclusion Identities and resilience was also introduced which led to a productive conversation between each participant, which provided tools to Unit Leaders in strengthening the resiliency and diversification of the Scout troops involved in the project.
Learn more about the Ticket to Life (TTL) Project at scout.org/ticket2life