Scout Association of Macau

The Scout Association of Macau
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Portuguese: Associação de Escoteiros de Macau

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Chinese: 澳門童軍總會
Country Macau, China
Founded 12 December 1983
Membership ~5,000
Chief Commissioner Francisca Vong 黃健清
Affiliation Asia-Pacific Region of the World Organization of the Scout Movement
Website
scout.org.mo
 Scouting portal

The Associação de Escoteiros de Macau (Scout Association of Macau, Chinese: 澳門童軍總會) is the national Scouting association in Macau, China. It is an Associate Member of the Asia-Pacific Region of the World Organization of the Scout Movement, and looks forward for becoming a Full Member at the 2017 World Scout Conference.

Scouting in Macau began in 1911 with Chinese and Portuguese Scout troops. Shortly after, Scouts from China and Portugal started their troops in various schools and communities.[1] The Associação de Escoteiros de Macau was founded on 12 December 1983 with 200 members, revitalizing local Scouting after decades of dormancy[why?]. When Macau was transferred from Portuguese administration to China in December 1999, the future of Scouting in Macau seemed uncertain, but as a Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China, Macanese institutions are allowed to continue as before. On 20 December 1999, China resumed administration over Macau. The AEM revised the verses of the Scout Promise and the Cub Scout Promise, which were introduced at the annual Scouts Rally Day in 2000.[2]

Macau Scouts visibly render services in charity and community activities including the Charity Walk for Millions, the Green Day, the East Asian Games, the Asian Indoor Games, as well as guiding voters in Macanese elections. In recognition, AEM was awarded the Outstanding Youth Organization Award in 1998 and the Medal of Philanthropic Merit in 2001. Macau has participated in numerous international events throughout Asia as well as Europe.[3]

The Grupo Escuteiro Lusófono de Macau (Lusophone Scout Group of Macau) participates in the activities of the Comunidade do Escutismo Lusófono.

Catholic members participate in International Catholic Conference of Scouting activities.

Program sections and ideals

Memorial engraved stone tablet on the foundation of Scouting in Macau in Jardim Camoes
  • Cub Scouts: 7 to 11
  • Scouts: 12 to 15
  • Rovers: 16 to 20

The Scout Motto is 隨時準備 in Chinese and Sempre Pronto in Portuguese

Scout Oath

Chinese:

我謹以至誠宣誓:
 對國家,對澳門,對信仰要負責;
 對別人,要幫助;
 對規律,要遵行。

Portuguese:

Prometo pela minha honra por amar e servir fielmente à minha religião e à minha terra, auxiliar o próximo, obedecer à Lei do Escoteiro.

English translation:

On my honour, I promise that I will do my best to my Country, to Macau, and to my religion, to help other people and to keep the Scout Law.

Leaders

Each Group is headed by a Group Scout Leader and assisted by an Assistant Group Scout Leader.

Emblem

The emblem of the Scouting Association of Macau is based on Macau colonial past. A gold fleur-de-lis shared with the symbol of world Scouting movement. Within the fleur-de-lis is an escutcheon based on Macau's colonial coat of arms before 1999 (elements consisting of the five blue escutcheons from the coat of arms of Afonso I of Portugal, five green and white waves and a gold Chinese dragon on blue background holding a blue escutcheon from Afonso I of Portugal) The lower portions of the emblem is the Scouting motto: Sempre Pronto (Portuguese) and "隨時準備" (Chinese) meaning Always Ready in English.

Headquarters

The Scouts' headquarters is The Fortress at Jardim Camoes, a 150-year-old well-preserved Portuguese-style fortress dating from colonial Macau and a famous tourist spot in the city. The Fortress was offered to the AEM in 1999 by the former Macau government, in appreciation of the contribution made by the Scouts and in supporting further development of Scouting in Macau.[4]

Organization

The organization is protected under Macau Basic Law Article 127 under Chapter VI Culture and Social Affairs.

Chief Commissioner

The Scout Association of Macau is headed by a Chief Commissioner and as of 2016 is led by Francisca Vong (黃健清).

Ranks

  • Chief Commissioner
  • Deputy Chief Commissioner
  • Department Commissioner
  • Assistant Department Commissioner
  • Chief of Division
  • Assistant Chief of Division
  • Trainer
  • Assistant HQ Scout Leader
  • Head Scouter
  • Group Scout Leader
  • Assistant Group Scout Leader
  • Venture Scout Leader
  • Venture Scout
  • Scout Leader
  • Scout
  • Cub Scout Leader
  • Cub Scout

Groups

The association has 36 groups with a total of about 5000 members.[5]

Group Type Association
Group No.1 - Cub Scout, Scout, Venture Scout Open Group Pui Ching Middle School
Group No.2 - Cub Scout, Scout, Venture Scout Open Group Pui Va Middle School
Group No.3 - Cub Scout, Scout, Venture Scout Open Group Escola Luso-Chinesa Tecnico-Professional
Group No.4 - Cub Scout, Scout, Venture Scout Open Group Escola Luso-Chinesa Tecnico-Professional
Group No.5 - Cub Scout, Scout Open Group
Group No.6 - Cub Scout School Group - Santa Rosa de Lima Santa Rosa de Lima (English Session)
Group No.8 - Cub Scout, Scout School Group - Chan Sui Ki Perpetual Help College Chan Sui Ki Perpetual Help College
Group No.12 - Scout, Venture Scout School Group - Yuet Wah College Yuet Wah College
Group No.14 Scout School Group - Escola Choi Nong Chi Tai Escola Choi Nong Chi Tai
Group No.15 - Cub Scout, Scout, Venture Scout School Group - Instituto Salesiano(慈幼中學) Instituto Salesiano
Group No.16 - Cub Scout, Scout, Venture Scout School Group - Sheng Kung Hui Choi Kou School Macau Sheng Kung Hui Choi Kou School Macau
Group No.17 - Scout School Group - Colegio Mateus Ricci Colegio Mateus Ricci
Group No.18 - Cub Scout, Scout Sponsored Open Group - Universal Buddhist Merciful Society (Macau) Universal Buddhist Merciful Society of Macau
Group No.19 - Cub Scout School Group - Escola Santa Maria Mazzarello Escola Santa Maria Mazzarello
Group No.20 - Scout Open Group - Orchestra (樂團 )
Group No.21 - Cub Scout Sponsored Open Group - YMCA Macau YMCA Macau
Group No.22 - Cub Scout, Scout, Venture Scout Sponsored Open Group - C.Z.N.A. Macau Pui Va Middle School
Group No.23 - Scout School Group - Colegio Catolico Estrela do Mar Colegio Catolico Estrela do Mar
Group No.24 - Cub Scout, Scout Open Group Escola Luso-Chinesa Tecnico-Professional
Group No.25 - Scout School Group - Escola Sac Joao de Brito Escola Sac Joao de Brito
Group No.28 - Cub Scout School Group - D. Bosco Yuet Wah Primary School D. Bosco Yuet Wah Primary School
Group No.29 - Scout School Group - Pooi To Middle School (Macau) Pooi To Middle School (Macau)
Group No.30 - Cub Scout School Group - Escola da Sagrada Familia Escola da Sagrada Familia
Group No.31 - Scout School Group - Escola Tong Nam Escola Tong Nam
Group No.32 - Cub Scout School Group - The Affiliated School of the University of Macau The Affiliated School of the University of Macau
Group No.33 - Cub Scout, Scout School Group - Hou Kong Middle School Hou Kong Middle School
Group No.34 - Cub Scout, Scout Sponsored Open Group - Macao Jiangmen Communal Society Macao Jiangmen Communal Society
Group No.35 - Cub Scout School Group - Our Lady Fatima Girls' School (化地瑪聖母女子學校 ) Our Lady Fatima Girls' School, Macau
Group No.36 - Cub Scout School Group - Sacred Heart Canissian College (聖心英文中學) Sacred Heart Canissian College

See also

References

  1. ^ 2016 AEM brochure
  2. ^ 2016 AEM brochure
  3. ^ 2016 AEM brochure
  4. ^ 2016 AEM brochure
  5. ^ 2016 AEM brochure

External links