Japan 2018

11-14 APRIL 2018, Tokyo, Japan.

Our Host Committee was delighted to welcome over 240 supporters from more than 15 countries of the Olave Baden-Powell Society to our 2018 Annual Event. We hope that you found the presentations useful and informative, and you enjoyed getting a taste of Japanese culture.

Take a look at some of the official photos from Japan 2018 event

Below you will find more information about our keynote speakers. You can also download the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) presentation which shows the impact of your donations. 

Download the WAGGGS presentation


Key Note Speakers

Sarah Nancollas

Chief Executive Officer, WAGGGS 

Sarah came to WAGGGS with a wealth of international and corporate leadership and strategic experience.  For the past 19 years, she has been Chief Executive of a number of high profile charities. Sarah joins WAGGGS from children’s charity Variety. Prior to this, Sarah was also Chief Executive of Lepra, a non-governmental organisation with 650 staff.

Adam Heuman

Director of Engagement, WAGGGS


Adam joined WAGGGS in August 2017 and is responsible for a cross-functional Engagement team focusing on fundraising, advocacy and communications. He previously led a team of more than 25 overseeing Plan UK’s relationships with companies, major donors and trusts, as well as a programme team working in Africa, Asia and South America.

Allison Hooper

Young Supporter, Australia

Allison has been a member of Girl Guides in Australia all her life, with the movement providing an instant support network as she has moved around the country. A keen traveller, Allison has benefited from international Guiding to explore the world and to have once in a lifetime opportunities, including participating in the Juliette Low Seminar, representing WAGGGS at UN conferences, and attending jamborees in various countries. Allison endeavours to be a role model to the girls and young women she meets through Guiding, using her own experiences to encourage them to find and create opportunities to further all aspects of their personal development.

Amy Susan Campbell

OB-PS Supporter, Australia

Amy has led various Girl Guide Units working with girls aged 5 - 17, coordinated state programs and represented Australian Guiding at Parliament House in Canberra.  Amy spoke at a United Nations Conference where she was a member of the WAGGGS delegation. Amy is widely travelled. She has been on exchange in Germany and has volunteered at Sangam World Centre as part of the Tare Program.

Amy currently lives in Canada in the heart of the Canadian Rockies. Inspired by her work with the Movement and the values it has instilled in her she has taken on the role of Camp Coordinator for the Tim Horton Children’s Foundation, working with disadvantaged youth and refugees.

Mrs. Michiko Hanaoka

Girl Scouts of Japan, National Commissioner 

Mrs. Michiko Hanaoka is National Commissioner of the Girl Scouts of Japan. Professionally, she works as a designer. Mrs. Hanaoka first joined the Movement as a Girl Scout at age 9, and has been involved ever since. She is an accredited WAGGGS Trainer. Michiko served as Chair of the Training Committee from 1997 to 2002. She became the International Commissioner of the Girl Scouts of Japan in May 2017, then took over as the National Commissioner.

Mrs. Mariko Asano

Former National Commissioner 2011-2017, Girl Scouts of Japan 

Mariko Asano served as the National Commissioner of Girl Scouts of Japan from 2011 to 2017. She joined the Movement as a Girl Scout in 1963 in Tokyo and has been actively involved ever since.

Mrs. Asano served as a Sangam World Centre Committee member from 1996 to 1999, as well as a member of the Asia Pacific Regional Committee from 2004 to 2010. She received the Asia Pacific Appreciation Award in 2011.

Mrs. Asano has also contributed extensively to organisations outside the Movement. During her term as National Commissioner she was a member of the Liaison Conference for the promotion of Gender Equality; part of the Gender Equality Bureau Cabinet Office. She was also a committee member of the Environmental Restoration and Conservation Agency’s Japan Fund of Global Environment and a member of Green Fund committee of National Land Afforestation Promotion Organisation. Mrs. Asano also served as an advisor for UNICEF Japan, an area director of Zonta International and serves as the accountant for Japan Women’s Watch (JAWW).


Kyoto is home to geisha culture, tea ceremony and much of Japanese traditional culture. It balances the modern atmosphere of Tokyo

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