2. 2012 4月

2012年4月1日National Ranger Girl Scouts Gathering

JapanGathering.jpg“The National Ranger Girl Scouts Gathering was held at the National Olympics Memorial Youth Center in Tokyo from 23 to 25 December 2011. (さらに…)

2012年4月1日Stop the Violence Against Girls Seminar

JapanStoptheViolence.jpgThe Stop the Violence Against Girls Seminar, in coordination with GAC, was held in Girl Scouts National Headquarters in Tokyo on 23 December 2011. The seminar was jointly organised by the Cabinet Office and Girl Scouts of Japan and 40 participants attended. (さらに…)

2012年4月1日General Meeting

JapanGeneralMeeting.jpg“Girl Scouts of Japan held an ordinary general meeting on 26 February 2012. The priority items were GSJ’s Goals and Strategies (2012-2015) based on WAGGGS new goals and strategies, and next year’s draft project plans and budget based on the goals and strategies, which were all approved. (さらに…)

2012年4月1日GSJ Programme Trainer Qualification Panel

“7 nominees from 4 councils attended and 5 successfully qualified. The questions in both the written and practical tests were taken from Girl Scout basics. As the answers in the written test were noticeably inadequate, the trainers advised the nominees to familiarise themselves fully with the basics. (さらに…)

2012年4月1日GSJ Girl Scout Trainer Qualification Training and Qualification Panel

“11 nominees from 8 councils participated and all 11 successfully qualified.
As Girl Scout Trainers perform the additional tasks of providing training in management and certifying training units, they mainly learned about “”management”” and “”training”” and confirmed the role of Girl Scout Trainers. In addition, as Girl Scout Trainers, they will be required to play a prominent role from now on, (さらに…)

2012年4月1日Exchanges with USA Girl Scouts Overseas West Pacific

A training course to learn about the 100-year history of Girl Scouts of the USA and to learn some English songs was held at Camp Zama, a US military base in Kanagawa prefecture, on 6 February, with the cooperation of FOU (Friends of US/a friendship society for exchanges between Japanese and US Girl Scouts) which organises exchange activities with Girl Scouts from USA Girl Scouts Overseas West Pacific. (さらに…)

2012年4月1日Preparations for WLDP are underway

JapanWLDP.JPGIn preparation for WLDP (WAGGGS Leadership Development Programme) to be held in Japan in October, Ms. Lydia Mutare and Ms. Ching Ching Wee-Ong from WAGGGS came to Japan and a meeting was held with the GSJ executive committee members to discuss the content of the programme. (さらに…)

2012年4月1日Becoming a Public Benefit Corporation

Following revision of Japanese law in 2008, the standards for public benefit corporations became stricter and juridical persons prior to revision, including Girl Scouts of Japan, were required to be newly certified. Consequently, GSJ applied for authorisation as a Public Interest Incorporated Assocation under the new law. Following investigation, in February the National Public Interest Corporation Commission reported to the Prime Minister that the “National Public Interest Corporation Commission approves that GSJ conforms to the standards of Public Interest Corporation Authorization,” and from April GSJ will (is expected to) start afresh as a Public Interest Incorporated Association with enhanced social appraisal.

2012年4月1日Relating to Great East Japan Earthquake

JapanSupportforvictims.jpg“On 7 January Saitama Council held a “”Charity Event for Reconstruction Support for the Areas Devastated by the Great East Japan Earthquake”” in Saitama Kaikan. The event was attended by 370 members and non-members. (さらに…)

2012年4月1日Centenary Tree-Planting Ceremony

JapanCentenarytreeplanintg.jpg“A cherry tree-planting ceremony was held in Yamashita Park in Yokohama on 17 March to commemorate the centenary of USA Girl Scouts and the long friendship between Japanese and US Girl Scouts. 2012 is also the 100th anniversary since cherry trees were sent from Japan to pray for friendship between Japan and the USA, so it was decided to plant cherry trees. (さらに…)

2012年4月1日Interview with WAGGGS and WOSM Directors

JapanWorldboardinterviewSAJ.jpgFollowing the election of world board members from both Girl Scouts of Japan and the Scout Association of Japan in 2011, the interview took place at Scout Kaikan in Tokyo on 21 March. Under the theme of “Japanese who are active on the world stage”, WAGGGS World Board Member Teruko Wada and WOSM World Scout Committee Member Mari Nakano talked about the background to their election, (さらに…)

2012年4月1日Japan-Korea Youth Exchange Programme

JapanKoreaExchange1.jpg“The Japan-Korea Youth Exchange Programme was held from 4 to 11 January 2012, with 91 Korean Girl Scouts visiting Japan. The delegation was divided into six groups which took part in exchange programmes with Hokkaido, Shiga, Kyoto, Nara, Wakayama and Oita Councils. This year, too, (さらに…)