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Groundbreaking workshop to empower more women & girls through Scouting

Submitted by NGooderson on Tue, 11/26/2019 - 12:59
World Scouting held its first Women and Girls Empowerment workshop in the Arab Region, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 14–17 Novem
“The workshop was a great success on many levels, one of them was witnessing the constructive dialogue and willingness of m
Participants also came to understand the global partnership between World Scouting and UN Women’s
“Saudi women are ready to take their place in society and Saudi girls in Scouting will lead the way,” said HH Princess Sama
Holding the event for the first time in the Arab Scout Region, in Saudi Arabia, holds a special affirmation that Scouts acr
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“Scouting is not about religion or politics. It’s about developing young people’s capacity and empowering them to contribut
World Scout Foundation Chair, Hector Robledo Cervantes and World Scout Committee Member, Peter Blatch, were also in attenda

Discover the 15 new Messengers of Peace Heroes

Submitted by NGooderson on Mon, 11/18/2019 - 12:53
Congratulations to the 15 new Messengers of Peace Heroes recognised for their outstanding contributions in the areas of
"You are important. You can make a difference. You must believe in what you are doing because you are the change."
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Meet the MERK: USA Scouts help feed first responders

Submitted by NGooderson on Fri, 11/15/2019 - 10:35
Scouts in Paramus, New Jersey, USA, operate a Mobile Emergency Response Kitchen (MERK) to help feed first responders and di
“This is a programme geared to engage our kids in helping and supporting the community while learning from their experience
When Scout volunteers have a good idea, they tend not to hoard it for themselves. They want to share it with others. That’s
“I could see this programme expanding across the country”, he says. “We have grown with the good nature of people and their
Hill says the MERK can feed up to 180 people an hour. That’s an impressive number and it was tested and surpassed on 4 July
“The engine and drivetrain were sound”, Hill says. “But the body was in need of work.”
And so the Scouts got to work. Using donated paint and supplies, Troop 138 Scouts and a few leaders painted the rig.
“Seeing the programme through their eyes has been a special experience for me and has created an incredible bond between us
Story from Bryan Wendell, 13 November 2019, for his Bryan on Scouting blog.
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Honours Programme Members visit Ticket To Life Programme

Submitted by NGooderson on Fri, 10/18/2019 - 06:28
The 7th Honours Programme Field Visit took place from 26 to 28 September in Dhaka, Bangladesh. 17 participants—Member
“This Field Visit has changed my view on my life and what we should be doing within our Scout Units to take care of t
The second project visited was a Hospital Rover Scouts Project called the “Golden Ribbon” Project. The Rovers started
“These Field Visits are always very interesting wherever in the world they bring us, but this Field Visit to Banglade
Following a recommendation by the World Scout Bureau Asia-Pacific Support Centre and the Ticket To Life proj

Two Scouts win Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences

Submitted by NGooderson on Tue, 10/15/2019 - 07:53
On Monday, October 14, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences awarded Esther Duflo, Abhijit Banerjee and Michael Kremer the
"I am indebted to the Movement, to a great extent, for the unshakable confidence in the idea that the world can be more jus
The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences released a
“In brief, it involves dividing this issue into smaller, more manageable, questions – for example, the most effective inter
And Esther Duflo has underlined that the prize is a tribute to collective effort:
“I think the three of us stand for hundreds of researchers who are part of a network that work on global poverty that we cr
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Luxembourg's New Chief Scout

Submitted by NGooderson on Thu, 10/10/2019 - 12:26
Thousands of Luxembourgish Scouts and international Scouts, including a good number of BP Fellows and members of the
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73rd BP Fellowship Dinner in Luxembourg

Submitted by NGooderson on Thu, 10/10/2019 - 10:20
The 73rd Baden-Powell Fellowship Dinner took place on 4 October in Luxembourg City in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg in the

Messengers of Peace Hero Award for Saudi Ambassador

Submitted by NGooderson on Mon, 09/23/2019 - 14:38
HRH Prince Mansoor Al Saud, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to Switzerland, was presented with the Messengers
“Messengers of Peace is seen by The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman, as an important investment in
Since 2012, 32 million young men and women in 160 countries have carried out over 8 million local community projects touchi
“HRH Prince Mansoor was among the team in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia who made this initiative possible by securing a grant
Recent Messengers of Peace highlights include Sri Lankan Scouts designing a conciliatory project earlier this year