OLUSOGA SOFOLAHAN - MY FOCUS WHEN ELECTED INTO THE WORLD SCOUT COMMITTEE.
Brothers & Sisters Scouts Leaders around the World. Permit me to introduce my candidature from The Scout Association of Nigeria, standing for the World Scout Committee Elections coming up during the World Scout Conference in August 2021.
I will like to focus on the INSTITUTIONAL DEVELOPMENT IN SCOUTING, with special attention on:
- Membership Growth Rate
- Financial Growth Rate and Sustainability
- Global Partnership in Scouting
1. Membership Growth Rate: No doubt about the facts that we projected 100 Million Scouts by 2023, taking our 40 Million membership growth rate as at 2014, during the Slovenia World Scout Conference. From 2014 to 2021, the Organization has grown by 14 Million membership only. While we appreciate the effort of the entire team for this growth of 35% and coupled with the end of 2019 to 2020 COVID-19 Pandemic, which debarred our growth. Should we decide to be growing at this pace of 35%, that means in another Seven (7) years, we shall hit 73 Million membership growth in 2028 and 99 Million membership by 2035. So the question is what can we do differently?
On my Honor as a Scout, if l am elected as a member of the 12-man World Scout Committee, l will steward the drive of our membership growth, by coming up with some key Strategies and Tactics that will allow us to growth the 46 Million membership that we have left to drive us to 100 Million membership growth by 2023. That means, we will need to grow by 18.5 Million members each year for the remaining 2.5 years to 2023. While this cannot be done alone, l will work with the other Eleven members of the Committee to achieving this task.
While l was the Chief Commissioner, Scout of Nigeria, l inherited a membership growth of 223,000 members in 2013, and before l left the position as the Chief Commissioner in 2017, we doubled the numbers and attained over 750,000 membership growth rate at the Nigeria National Scout Organization.
My request if for you to give me the opportunity to serve you as one of the World Scout Committee members through your votes; and this l count on, and shall never be taken for granted. So Help me God.
PLEASE NOTE THAT; THE OTHER TWO STRATEGIES SHALL BE DISCUSSED IN A SEPERATE WRITE UP FROM THIS. YOU MAY OPEN THE PDF FOR PICTORIAL DETAILS. MANY THANKS FOR READING.