Yonhap news agency cited the newspaper article World (France) The organizers of the 2023 World Scout Congress are suspected of embezzlement of public funds.
In particular, an article titled “Boy Scouts Spread Political Scandal” was published in the newspaper. World Raising questions on the embezzlement of funds in this event on 10th August.
The newspaper said, “Although the budget for organizing this event is up to 117.1 billion won (over 88.5 million US dollars), we do not understand why the preparations for this conference were so poor.” World State.
The French newspaper also noted mysterious overseas “business trips” by the Korean Ministry of Family and Gender Equality and the North Jeolla Provincial Government in 2018.
In particular, 5 officers from the North Jeolla Provincial Office reported business trips to Switzerland and Italy – places where the World Scout Congress has never been held.
as per sheet WorldThe ruling National Power Party (PPP) is asking auditors to redraw the Scout Congress budget.
Sheet daily Mail (England) quoted a British Boy Scout as sharing how food shortages led to many teenagers eating dessert instead of lunch.
Another person also shared this with the newspaper daily Mail There were not enough medical stations for the Scouts in the program area and in the end, the organizers had to invite more outside doctors to the program and set up more medical tents.
Parents of the British delegation also complain that their children are stranded in a mosquito-infested field with no tents, dirty toilets and a lack of food.
The Seoul Daily newspaper quoted a Korean-American parent on MBC as saying, “I paid about $7,000 for this scouting program and it’s very expensive.”
The person also said that American parents, including him, could be involved in a massive lawsuit seeking compensation for damages caused to their children by the organizers’ negligence.
In particular, members of the American Scouts stated that bathroom cleanliness was one of the main reasons they left camp early. The American Scouts also had to give up hospital beds because the heat was causing many health problems.
“One person collapsed on top of me, leaving my child unable to breathe, but it took 45 minutes for someone to come to the emergency room. Even after going to the hospital, my child had to constantly move from one bed to another. ” American Parents told.