Thérèse Bermingham from Killiney, Ireland was one of 12 elected volunteer members and former Vice-Chairman of the World Scout Committee,one of the most senior roles in the main executive body of the World Organization of the Scout Movement.
Killiney is an affluent seaside resort and suburb in Dún Laoghaire–Rathdown, Ireland. It lies south of neighbouring Dalkey, and north of Shankill. The place grew around 11th century Killiney Church, and became a popular seaside resort in the 19th century. It is part of the Dáil Éireann constituency of Dún Laoghaire.
Ireland is an island in the North Atlantic. It is separated from Great Britain to its east by the North Channel, the Irish Sea, and St George's Channel. Ireland is the second-largest island of the British Isles, the third-largest in Europe, and the twentieth-largest on Earth.
The World Organization of the Scout Movement is the largest international Scouting organization. WOSM has 170 members. These members are recognized national Scout organizations, which collectively have over 50 million participants. WOSM was established in 1922, and has its operational headquarters at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and its legal seat in Geneva, Switzerland. It is the counterpart of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS).
In 2007, Bermingham attended the 21st World Scout Jamboree and joined 350 young people-a boy and a girl from almost every country-for a sunrise ceremony at Brownsea Island, off the coast of Dorset to mark the centenary of Scouting.
The 21st World Scout Jamboree was held in July and August 2007, and formed a part of the Scouting 2007 Centenary celebrations of the world Scout Movement. The event was hosted by the United Kingdom, as 2007 marked the 100th anniversary of the founding of Scouting on Brownsea Island.
Brownsea Island is the largest of the islands in Poole Harbour in the county of Dorset, England. The island is owned by the National Trust. Much of the island is open to the public and includes areas of woodland and heath with a wide variety of wildlife, together with cliff top views across Poole Harbour and the Isle of Purbeck.
Dorset is a county in South West England on the English Channel coast. The ceremonial county comprises the unitary authority areas of Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole and Dorset. Covering an area of 2,653 square kilometres (1,024 sq mi), Dorset borders Devon to the west, Somerset to the north-west, Wiltshire to the north-east, and Hampshire to the east. The county town is Dorchester which is in the south. After the reorganisation of local government in 1974 the county's border was extended eastward to incorporate the Hampshire towns of Bournemouth and Christchurch. Around half of the population lives in the South East Dorset conurbation, while the rest of the county is largely rural with a low population density.
In 2015, she was awarded the 344th Bronze Wolf , the only distinction of the World Organization of the Scout Movement, awarded by the World Scout Committee for exceptional services to world Scouting.
Bermingham is a tax advisor serving Dublin.
Scouting Ireland is one of the largest youth movements on the island of Ireland, a voluntary educational movement for young people with over 53,000 members in late 2018, including over 13,000 adult volunteers. Of the 750,000 people between the ages of 6 and 18 in Ireland, over 6% are involved with the organisation. It was founded in 2004, following the amalgamation of two of the Scouting organisations on the island. It is the World Organization of the Scout Movement-recognised Scouting association in the Republic of Ireland. In Northern Ireland it operates alongside The Scout Association of the UK and the Baden-Powell Scout Association.
The Asociación de Scouts de México, Asociación Civil (ASMAC) is a Scouting association in Mexico. ASMAC was formed in 1920 and became a member of the World Organization of the Scout Movement on August 26, 1926. It was registered as a Civil Association by the Mexican government on 24 February 1943. ASMAC claimed 33,509 members. The ASMAC headquarters are located in Mexico City.
Under the direction of Hossein Banai, Iranian Scouting became a member of the World Bureau of the World Organization of the Scout Movement for the second time in 1955.
Salvador Fernández Beltrán D.J.C. was among the first in the Americas to receive Wood Badge training, at Gilwell Park, England. He was the first to receive honorary appointment as Deputy Camp Chief of Gilwell. With this influence, the Scouts of Cuba began to use short trousers like those worn by the English.
Niaz M. Khan served as the Chief Commissioner of the Pakistan Boy Scouts Association, and served on the World Scout Committee of the World Organization of the Scout Movement from 1963 to 1969.
John Clive Cecil May from London, United Kingdom, was the Vice-Chairman of the World Scout Committee, the main executive body of the World Organization of the Scout Movement. He was elected at the 38th World Scout Conference in South Korea for a six year term, the first United Kingdom Scouter elected since former Chief Scout of the Scout Association, Sir Garth Morrison. In his youth, May worked for Colony Holidays.
Dr. Mario Díaz Martínez of Spain was one of 12 elected volunteer members of the World Scout Committee, the main executive body of the World Organization of the Scout Movement. He served as the liaison to the International Catholic Conference of Scouting (ICCS), and was elected Vice-Chairman of the World Scout Committee with Simon Rhee at the 38th World Scout Conference in South Korea in 2008. His term on the World Scout Committee expired at the 39th World Scout Conference in Brazil in 2011.
John Neysmith(1942) of Canada was one of 12 elected volunteer members of the World Scout Committee, the main executive body of the World Organization of the Scout Movement, and the former International Commissioner for Scouts Canada. Through his involvement with the World Bureau, he has had the opportunity to travel and observe Scouts Canada's Brotherhood Fund contributions at work. Under his direction, the Scouts Canada Brotherhood Fund raised money to buy a cow for a Street Scout group in Nairobi, and bought and installed computer systems for training Scouters in ten Southern African countries. In his capacities, he has travelled to Indonesia and Uganda, where he has worked with Extension Scouts.
Dominique Bénard of Bogève, France is former Deputy Secretary-General of the World Organization of the Scout Movement in Geneva, Switzerland, from August 2004 to April 2007. Bénard led the departments of Education, Research and Development at the World Scout Bureau, which includes Youth Participation, Program for Adolescents and Young Adults, Children in Need, Recruitment and Formation of Adult Volunteers, 2007 Centenary, and World Events for Young People. Bénard oversaw contact with the European, Arab, and InterAmerican offices.
Karin Ahlbäck of Malax, Finland was a member of the World Scout Committee, the main executive body of the World Organization of the Scout Movement until the World Scout Conference in 2017. From 2008 to 2011, Ahlbäck served as Youth Advisor to the World Scout Committee representing the World Scout Youth Forum, serving in the Educational Methods Committee, Registration Fee Task Force and World Scout Youth Forum 2011 Planning Committee, and was elected to the World Scout Committee at the 39th World Scout Conference in Brazil in January 2011, and again at the 40th World Scout Conference in Ljubljana, Slovenia in 2014.
Kō Yoshida served as a member of the World Scout Committee, the International Commissioner of the Boy Scouts of Nippon, and as a member of the board of the World Scout Foundation.
Fujio Imada served as the Deputy National Commissioner and Deputy International Commissioner of the Scout Association of Japan.
Nicos Kalogeras served as the Chief Commissioner of the Scouts of Greece, served as the Chairman of the Kandersteg International Scout Centre Committee, and as a member of the European Scout Committee.
Costas Tsantilis served as the International Commissioner and Chief Commissioner of the Scouts of Greece, as well as a member of the World Scout Committee.
Dr. Derek Robert Pollard, an academic and researcher in nuclear chemistry from Godalming, served as the Chief Commissioner for England of the Scout Association, Chairman of the Constitutions Committee of the World Organization of the Scout Movement, as well as a member of the Board of the World Scout Foundation.
Kenneth Henry "Ken" Stevens, CBE, DL served as the Chief Executive Commissioner of the Scout Association, Camp Chief's Deputy at Gilwell Park, and the Executive Commissioner of the 2nd World Scout Indaba held in June, 1957 to mark the centenary of the birth of Robert Baden-Powell, 1st Baron Baden-Powell, the founder of Scouting.,
Dr. Mohamed Hassouna Fhema served as Chairman of the Arab Scout Committee.
Francisco S. "Frankie" Roman (1930–2016) served as the Chairman of the World Scout Committee from 1996 to 1999, President of the Boy Scouts of the Philippines from 1986 to 1989, and as Chairman of the Asia-Pacific Scout Committee.
Thomas C. MacAvoy served as the President of the Boy Scouts of America.
Shree Ram Lamichhanne from Lalitpur, Nepal, served as the Chief Commissioner of Nepal Scouts and as the Regional Vice-Chairman of the Asia-Pacific Regional Scout Committee of the World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM), and as an elected volunteer member from 2009 to 2015, presently serving as Chairman of the Awards Committee.