After waiting too long since 1983, Scout Association of Macau (Associação de Escoteiros de Macau) is now the full member of the World Organization of Scout Movement (WOSM). The decision was made through voting in the 41st World Scout Conference in Baku, Azerbaijan, on Wednesday, 16th August 2017.
More than two thirds of delegates voted for Macau, making this Scout association to become the newest member of the WOSM. Right after the announcement, the Chief Commissioner of Scout Association of Macau, Francisca Vong, came to the stage at Baku Congress Center. She officially received the certificate of the WOSM membership and also the WOSM Flag which handed over to her by the Chairperson of the World Scout Committee, João Armando Gonçalves, and the Secretary General of WOSM, Ahmed Alhendawi.
This is a touching moment when many of the participants gave their standing ovation to Macau Scouts, and some of the delegation of Macau Scouts crying excitedly, at last they become the full member of the WOSM.