Scouting Antiano

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Scouting Antiano
Scouting Antiano.svg
Antillean Scouting
Headquarters Arowakenweg 41 A, Willemstad, Curaçao
Country Netherlands Antilles
Founded 1930/1997
Membership 1,600
Chief Executive Regis Mercera
Website
http://www.scoutingantiano.org[dead link]
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Scouting Antiano (Papiamento: Antillean Scouting) is the national Scouting organization of the former Netherlands Antilles. It serves 1,600 members in 25 Scout groups, 21 Scout groups on Curaçao, two on Sint Maarten, two on Bonaire, none on Saba and Sint Eustatius. Since 2016, Scouting Antiano is a full member World Organization of the Scout Movement. Until then, it was an associate member of the Interamerican Region of the World Organization of the Scout Movement.[1]

In 1997, two Scout associations, Antilliaanse Padvinders Vereniging (APV, Antillean Scout Association), and the Katholieke Verkenners Nederlandse Antillen (KVNA, the Catholic Scouts of the Netherlands Antilles) merged. On April 15, 2000, Aruba got its own organisation, Scouting Aruba.

Scouting Antiano primarily follows the Dutch system of Scouting.

The Scout Motto is Ser Prepara, Be Prepared in Papiamento, and Wees Paraat in Dutch.

Scouting Antiano share their headquarters with the "Padvindstersvereniging van de Nederlandse Antillen" and other Netherlands Antillean youth organisations.

On 27 February 2016, the World Scout Committee recognized Scouting Antiano as the National Scout Organization of the Curaçao and conferred it with Full WOSM Membership with voting rights.[2] The membership certificate will be presented to the organisation in the 41st World Scout Conference, which will be conducted in Baku of Azerbaijan in 2017.

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