/R E P E A T/ - Media advisory - Influential Thought Leaders and Activists to Speak about Creating a Better World through Scouting



    Craig Kielburger of Free the Children and Adam Baden-Clay, Great-grandson
    of Scouting Founder Lord Baden-Powell will be Keynote Speakers at
    Centennial Scouter Conference

    VANCOUVER, Nov. 29 /CNW Telbec/ - Scouts Canada will present its Scouters
Conference and Annual General Meeting on December 1st and 2nd, 2007. The event
brings together top leaders who will discuss the active role that Scouting is
taking in addressing many of the world's most critical challenges of today.
Topics will include youth leadership, environmental stewardship, climate
change, nature deficit disorder, and Scouting in developing countries to name
a few.
    In celebration of this 100th anniversary of Scouting, over 600 Scouting
youth and volunteers will be in attendance with representation from eight
countries. All members of the media are invited to attend. Interviews and
photos can be arranged.

    
    WHAT:   Scouts Canada - Centennial Scouter Conference & AGM

    WHEN:   Saturday, December 1st & Sunday, December 2nd, 2007

    WHERE:  Best Western Vancouver Airport Hotel & Convention Centre
            7551 Westminster Highway, Richmond, B.C.

    WHO:    Keynote Speakers & Highlights for Media:

            Saturday, December 1st
            - Herman Hui, Chairman of the World Scout Committee 8:00 AM
            - Richard Louv, author of Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our
              Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder 10:30 AM
            - Michael Gerbis, CEO of the Delphi Group 12:35 PM
            - Craig Kielburger, Founder of Free the Children
               - Workshop with Scouting Youth 1:45 PM
               - Gala Dinner & Keynote Speech 6:30 PM
            - Scouts Canada Annual General Meeting 4:30 PM

            Sunday, December 2nd
            - Adam Baden-Clay, Great-grandson of Lord Baden-Powell 8:00 AM
    

    ALL MEMBERS OF THE MEDIA ARE INVITED TO RSVP.
    INTERVIEWS AND PHOTOS CAN BE ARRANGED.

    About Scouts Canada
    -------------------

    Scouts Canada is the country's leading youth organization offering
exciting outdoor adventure for boys and girls ages 5 to 26, in communities
across Canada. Through its recreational, social, environmental, and community
development programs, Scouting teaches youth about the active role they can
play in helping to create a better world. Over 75,000 young people enjoy
Scouts Canada's programs which are provided by over 23,000 caring and
dedicated volunteers.
    Throughout 2007, the Scouting Movement marks its Centennial in 155
countries around the world. Since its founding in 1907, over half a billion
young people from virtually every country and culture have enjoyed Scouting
activities. Today, more than 28 million youth participate in Scouting
worldwide.
    For more information about Scouts Canada and the Centennial Scouters
Conference please visit www.scouts.ca and www.scouts.ca/CSC2007




For further information:

For further information: To arrange for interviews and photos please
contact:, Heidi Vincent, Scouts Canada, (613) 224-5131 ext. 271,
hvincent@scouts.ca; Susie Mackie, Scouts Canada, (613) 224-5131 ext. 259,
smackie@scouts.ca


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