2,000 scouts on Parliament Hill - Press Invitation

Over 2,000 young people from 81 countries will gather on Parliament Hill in Ottawa for the official opening of the 14th World Scout Moot.

MONTREAL, Aug. 6, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - The Association des Scouts du Canada is pleased to invite all media representatives to attend the formal opening ceremony of the 14th World Scout Moot, that will take place on August 8th at 8:30 am on Parliament Hill, in Ottawa.

This huge gathering of Rovers Scouts aged between 18 and 26 will bring together more than 2,000 participants coming from 81 different countries. During their trip, the participants will do all sorts of outdoor activities at Awacamenj Mino's park, located 75km north of Ottawa. Scouts will also visit one of the great cities of Montreal, Quebec or Toronto to experiment an urban project.

We would be delighted to have you with us for the opening ceremony. This event will probably change the lives of those youngsters who came as far as from Cameroon, Libya, Venezuela, Oman or United States of America!

Official opening ceremony program - Thursday, August 8th, 8:30 am
Speech by David Johnston, His Excellency the Right Honourable General Governor of Canada and Chief Scout
Welcome speech and blessings by Mrs. Alice Jerome, Grand Chief of the Algonquin Tribal Council
Speech by Mr. John Neysmith, member of the World Scout Committee
Speech by Jean-François Champagne, President of the Association des Scouts du Canada
Proclamation of the Scout Law
Declaration of the Scout Promise
Opening Statement of the 14th World Scout Moot

Representatives from the Association des Scouts du Canada, Scouts Canada, World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM) and Rovers Scouts will be pleased to answer your questions after the ceremony.

L'Association des Scouts du Canada

The Association des Scouts du Canada represents 17,000 francophone members of the Scout Movement in Canada. Its mission is to promote and support the full development of French Canadian youth as individuals, as members of their communities and as citizens playing an active role in society.

SOURCE: Association des Scouts du Canada

For further information:

Marie-Hélène Giguère - director of communications
514 252-3011 or toll free 1 866 297-2688

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