On Friday 28 May, The King opened the Swedish Outdoor Association's digital national conference with a speech.
The Swedish Outdoor Association's national conference was held digitally for the first time since the organisation was established in 1892. The meeting included several panel discussions, presentations and interviews, including with Minister for Environment and Climate Per Bolund, Carolina Klüft from Generation Pep and Ingela Hiltula from the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency.
The King is patron of the Swedish Outdoor Association, and opened the national conference with a speech recorded on Lovön, near Drottningholm. In his speech, The King said:
"More and more people are choosing to live an active outdoor life and feel at home in nature. This is essentially a positive trend that we should defend.
"In this work, the Swedish Outdoor Association is a force to be reckoned with. And I am proud to be patron of a movement that creates so much benefit and lifelong joy for so many people in our country."
The Swedish Outdoor Association was established in 1892, and is a national voluntary organisation that arranges guided outdoor activities for its members within various areas.
The association has just over 108,000 members, 7,000 of whom are leaders and officials.
The organisation is a referral body for official decisions relating to outdoor life.
The King is patron of the Swedish Outdoor Association.
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