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ATAS was formed in 2004 as a loose fraternity to unite all leaders who were once top achievers when they were youth members
together so as to encourage them to assist and promote the aspiration of their youth members in their own NSOs to achieve the same level of

It proves to be very popular and through mostly the hardworks of Simon Rhee #002 it spreaded and grows quickly from an APR outfit of
old boys networks of a few APR Committee and related members to a World Wide body of 3,000 members.

Whilst its growth is spectacular there are also many short comings accompanied by its quick growth.

We must not lose sight that the aim of it is for the promotion and encouragement of the progressive training of the youths of all
those NSOs which still have a progressive training scheme. On the other hand, there is still the old boys networking for funs and
fraternity opened to all those Peter Pans me included.

ATAS does not mean to be rigid or as a very centralised organisation, we do not have the human and financial resources to
manage such a diverse and large fraternity nor can we preempt/replace/surrogate the programme function of each NSO.

Yes we are on the cross road on what we should do next and how ATAS should become?

Remaining as a Loose Fraternity (like the first Gilwell Group – where all Woodbadge Holders can wear a Gilwell Scarf – is my option)
or a more organised and proactive international outfit coordinating and supervising all the function of its many Chapters?

This is the time for us to rethink as ATAS has now outgrown its Cradle!

There is no point of any further Resignation, there is in fact no proper Management Board since Korea, or Brazil except the
President, Secretary and Membership Director , nobody know nor cares who are the Board members. People are just doing their jobs
as a Scout without title for the sake of ATAS and in order to keep it growing.

Let’s sit down and think for ATAS’ future and growth together, and long it may live and prosper, at least as long as the tradition of the
1st Gilwell Group and the Gilwell Scarf – with the ATAS Patch on our sleeves for years to come !

which is now a Member (BP Fellow) of the World Scout Foundation.


ATAS Gathering in the coming 23rd World Scout Jamboree in Japan on 6 Aug 2015.
ATAS: We fixed the ATAS-World Gathering on Thursday lunchtime (11:00~13:00) at Reception Tent and expected to meet around 200 Top/Achievers from the world.
Mika Matsuda (ATAS # 37, Fuji Scout) from Japan has been appointed as a Representative of ATAS-World to execute the Gathering. We will provide the Snack Package for the 200 participants (Cost 1,500 Yen per person which equivalent to 13.50US$) and as usual, we will not collect any money from the participants. (Management Committee members will be share the costs.)

ATAS Management Committee Meeting: We should have a meeting before the Gathering thus I suggest to have a meeting either on 1st (Sat.), 2nd (Sun.), or 5th (Wed.) evening at WS Jamboree site means Kirara Hama possibly at Reception Tent area with Toby Suzuki's help.

Dear ATAS brothers: Please kindly indicate your possible date by reply email and also propose the any Agenda to be discussed

Best regards,

Simon RHEE (# 002)

 PLEASE NOTE THAT ATAS does not have any Award System or Medal, there
is only ONE official ATAS Patch which should be worn on your sleeve if
permitted by your own NSO.

"1st ATAS Gathering of ATAS Taiwan Chapter 19 Oct 2013 at Chientan Youth Centre, Taipei"


A GRAND AND FESTIVE ATAS GATHERING WAS SUCCESSFULLY HELD AT THE Bangabandhu International Conference Center (BICC) of DHAKA by the ATAS Bangladeshi Chapter on 27 November 2012 during the 24th Asia Pacific Regional Scout Conference which was attended by some 600 ATASs around the World!


No public financial appeal is allowed in ATAS.
Offenders will be removed from the roll of members
AND be reported to his/her NSO.


Another Big Congratulations to ATAS #334 Habibul Alam of Bangladesh Scouts for his Bronze Wolf of WOSM, presented to him on 29 November 2012.
Yours in Scouting,

Alexander WONG #007
Membership Director



The three (out of the seven) new Bronze Wolf holders for 2010-2011 approved and endorsed by the World Scout Committee are our fellow ATAS !!!

#007 Alexander WONG, #044 John RAVENHALL, and #EU003 Derek POLLARD.

2010.05.11 Would members of ATAS around the World kindly confirm, verify and to add on to this chart of Top Achievers of senior Youth section and send it to Alex Wong for updating. doc file
2010.05.11 Regrettably it seems some MSOs of WOSM have forgo progressive training system and have no more TAS in their NSOs.  



By the generous donations of #001, #002, and #007

ATAS is now a member of the Africa Scout Foundation

in addition to World Scout Foundation and the Asia Pacific Scout Foundation.

ATASs of the Boy Scouts of America Chapter have recently held a gathering at the Philmont Scout Reservation Training Center for a course for International Representatives organized by Peter Beret (Council Armstrong) #IA016



ATAS Management Committee Meeting in ATAS Room at Kandersteg International Centre during World Scout Committee Meeting 10 March 2012.




ATASs in Singapore Presidential Palace with the Chief Scout and President of Singapore.


 ATAS India, Madhya-Pradesh State launched on 26 June 2011 in a gathering of over 200 ATAS members at the State Headquarters of Madhya-Pradesh Bharat Scouts and Guides, Bhopal-India.



ATAS at Makati City Hall during APRSC Meeting in Philippines, April 2011.



An ATAS Room has been dedicated to Kandersteg World Scout Centre, Kander Lodge 1 Floor, Switzerland

 on 2 June 2010 with donations from the following ATAS

#001 Eric KHOO, #002 Simon RHEE, #004 Mukhuddin Bin Sarwani , #007 Alexander WONG, #044 John RAVENHALL, #071 Solomon LEE,

#234 Prakorb MUKURA, #334 Habibul ALam, #IA016 Peter ARMSTRONG, and #EU002 David BULL.







Some of our ATASs visiting Armenia Scout HQ in Yerevan on 8 Sept 2010 on their way to the 4th Eurasia Conference in Batumi, Georgia.

ATAS in Korea during 6th WSPU General Assembly November 2010.


NSOs outside APR and not Commonwealth countries are urged to supply us with their progressive training programme and their recognised Top Achiever Badge (such as Springbok in South Africa, Raider 1st Class in some NSOs etc.)

We are trying to comply a table of World Top Progressive Youth Programme / Training Awards. Your help will be much appreciated !

News & Events
2015.07.31 Updated ATAS APR Member List, Sorted by Number (Rev. 20g) pdf file
2015.07.31 Updated ATAS APR Member List, Sorted by Association (Rev. 20g) pdf file
2012.02.29 Statement of Income and Expense pdf file
2011.July ATASs in Singapore Presidential Palace with the Chief Scout and President of Singapore. Photo
2011.06.26 ATAS India, Madhya-Pradesh State launched on 26 June 2011 in a gathering of over 200 ATAS members at the State Headquarters of Madhya-Pradesh Bharat Scouts and Guides, Bhopal-India. Photo
2010.12.30 Over 250 Dragon Scouts and ATASs attended a gathering at the Hong Kong Centenary Jamboree Photo
2010.10.09 The first ATAS reunion and badge presentation was held on Saturday, 9 October 2010 at the Texas World Speedway, south of College Station TX in conjunction with the Sam Houston Area Council 100th anniversary Jamboree (SHACJAM). Photo
2010.06.26 ATAS India Chapter gathering on 26 June 2010 at the Guides House in Bangalore Photo
2010.05.11 Would members of ATAS around the World kindly confirm, verify and to add on to this chart of Top Achievers of senior Youth section and send it to Alex Wong for updating. doc file
2010.05.11 Would members of ATAS around the World kindly confirm, verify and to add on to this chart of Top Achievers of senior Youth section and send it to Alex Wong for updating. doc file
2010.04.22 THE BHARAT SCOUTS & GUIDES: NATIONAL HEADQUAERTERS                                                      Circular No. 48/2010 pdf file
2010.03.27 PPM AGM, Bangladesh Photo
2010.01.19 ATAS Event in Sri Lanka was successfully held on 19th Jan 2010 at Nalanda College Auditorium, Colombo. Photo
2009.12.31 Another successful ATAS gathering attended by over 300 ATASs was held at the BSP Hotel in Mount Makiling on 29 December 2009 during the 26th APR Jamboree and the Golden Reunion of the veterans of the 1959 10th World Scout Jamboree. Some 200 Eagle Scouts of the BSP and BSA ; together with some Tiger Scouts, Queen’s Scout of Korea, Australia and Hong Kong become new ATAS members. Photo
2009.07.04 "Mini" Gathering of ATAS in Taiwan during their Jamboree on 4 July 2009. Photo
2009.03.19 World Scout Committee ATAS Members in Geneva 19-22 March 2009. Photo
2009.03.06 ATAS #273 and #IA012 also enjoyed their lunch with #007 and #261 when they passed by Hong Kong on 6 March 2009. Photo
2009.03.01 The ATAS gathering at the 6th APR Top Leaders’ Summit was successfully held in Hotel Annapurna on 1 March 2009 in Kathmandu Nepal. Photo
2009.02.18 ATAS World-BP Fellowship Certificate Photo
2008.10.18 ATAS at APR Regional Committee Meeting in Macau 18-19 October 2008 Photo
2008.10.11 ATAS Gathering at the ATAS-WORLD Malaysia, Royal Commonwealth Society, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 11th October 2008 Photo
2008.10.10 ATAS Gathering on 10th Oct. 2008 at the Hyatt Hotel, Singapore Photo
2008.07.16 2nd ATAS WORLD Gathering at the 38 World Scout Conference in Jeju, Korea 16th July 2008 Photo
2007.10.23 1st Management Committee Meeting of the 2nd Management Committee 23 Oct 2007 at National Youth Centre; Tokyo; Japan Photo
2007.10.07 APR-ATAS_2nd_Japan-TGM_Agenda_(Rev. 2) pdf file
2007.10.07 APR-ATAS_Meeting_Records_(Rev. 2) pdf file
ATAS met again in Hotel La Palisse in Kigali, Rwanda during the 13 Africa Regional Scout Conference with recruitment of new members from European and Africa Scout Regions in addition to those from APR who were there.


2007.08.04 12th APR-ATAS Centenary Gathering at 21st WSJ has been successfully completed Photo (680KB)
2007.07.25 BP Peak Expedition 1-4 September 2007 Circular (362KB) Ambassador (279KB) Invitation (229KB) Programme (39KB)
2007.07.18 ATAS Promotion Brochure Outside (1.3MB) Inside (1.8MB)
2007.04.19 Informal gathering of ATAS in Tokyo National Olympia Memorial Youth Centre during the meeting of APRSC Photo Gallery
2006.12.31 Queen’s Scout and HKSAR Scout Award Holders’ Reunion pdf file (14KB)
2006.12.02 Eagle Scout Recognition Dinner, Korea District, Far East Council, BSA (Mainly with US 8th Army & Air Force) Photo Gallery
2006.11.04 ATAS APR gathering in Hong Kong Photo Gallery
2006.11.01 ATAS APR gathering in Kuala Lumphor , Malaysia Photo Gallery
2006.11.01 ATAS APR web site launched
2006.10.31 Singapore President’s Scout Chapter Photo Gallery
2006.05.20 6th Meeting: Grand Villa Resort & Butterfly Centre, Laguna, Philippines during the 5th APR Top Leaders Summit Photo Gallery
2005.12.30 5th Meeting: Sattahip, Thailand during the APR Golden Jubilee Jamboree Photo Gallery
2005.10.18 ATAS APR announcement of establishment pdf file (29KB)
2005.10.02 4th Meeting: Imperial Queen's Park Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand Photo Gallery
2005.09.08 3rd Meeting: Belisaire Iberostar Hotel, Hammamet Tunisia during the 35th World Scout Conference Photo Gallery
2005.07.30 2nd Meeting: Royal Navy Hotel, Sattahip, Thailand Photo Gallery
2004.12.11 1st Meeting: International Convention Centre in Brunei during the 21st APR Conference Photo Gallery


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