Scouting refugees with rhythm!

Submitted by NGooderson on Thu, 12/20/2018 - 14:23
For four years, Majd Elewi was a member of the Scouts in his hometown of Homs. Their Scout hut was like a second home; a place to hang
“I lost all my memories with the Syrian Scouts and all my friends had separated,” he says in an email from Istanbul. “I thought it migh
But in 2014 the mechanical engineering student re-discovered his passion for Scouting, and joined the Ibn Al-Walid Scouts—a Scout group
“All our Scouts came because of the Syrian War so they lost a lot of precious things: their home, friends, family and society,” Elewi e
The brass band started small—less than a handful of musicians performing simple marches—but audiences liked what they saw. Encouraged,
 “The importance of our music band is not just to improve the Scouts talents,” Elewi says. “The most important thing is that our
Ward Al Afef, 17 arrived in Turkey from the southern part of Syria with his parents and younger sister. He hadn’t been a Scout at home,
 “Scouts helped me find a lot of new friends that I needed because I was strange and new in this country,” he says. “Scouts gave m
The band shares many of their performances on their own YouTube c
 “It meant a lot to me,” says Elewi. “And to my Scouts.”
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Myanmar Rover Scouts organise flood relief

Submitted by NGooderson on Thu, 12/06/2018 - 10:49
Scouts were once again among the first responders when Myanmar was hit by a tropical storm with heavy rains, which lead to
Myanmar Rover Scouts distributing drinking water

Scouts for SDGs: the world’s largest popular contribution

Submitted by NGooderson on Wed, 11/21/2018 - 13:41
Scouts for SDGs will see 50 millions Scouts making the largest coordinated popular contribution to the Sustainable Development
 “Never before have so many Scouts come together around an engagement of this scale and I’m excited to launch this global activati
The historic initiative was warmly received by the UN and other delegates who recognise the unique role that Scouts play in achieving t
According to Craig Turpie, Chairperson of the World Scout Committee, “Scouts for SDGs is all about the youth of today thinking
Scouts for SDGs builds on existing efforts with an aim to engage the Movement’s 50 million young people in a coordinated effor
“With Scouts for SDGs we are intensifying our efforts to unleash the power of millions more young people and tackle some of th
In addition to that, the initiative will also provide financial contributions to local actions by Scouts thanks to support from Alwalee

Scouts in a war zone

Submitted by NGooderson on Fri, 11/16/2018 - 13:44
There are more Scouts than peacekeepers in the Central African Republic. Even in the midst of a civil war, the Scouts are arguably more effec
Bangui: It is early August, and the humanitarian aid community in the Central African Republic’s capital Bangui is fearing the wor

Improve your community—you can do it!

Submitted by NGooderson on Fri, 10/26/2018 - 07:06
Mikaeel, 17, is leading by example and encouraging others to improve their communities.
“If you have something you want to do to improve your community, take that chance. […] You can do it. You have to
Following his involvement two years ago to repair a vandalized historic African-American school in his local community, Mikaeel was ins
“Thanks to the multifaith and racially diverse group of people, representing America’s beauty, we constructed the trail to honor th
In recognition of his extraordinary service and contribution to community development and the promotion of dialogue and peace, Mikaeel
And as Mikaeel says, “A hero is not someone who does something huge and in public; it can be one small selfless act that you do out
Mikaeel (centre) and the project volunteers

Honour Programme Investors go to School

Submitted by MarkK on Wed, 10/10/2018 - 09:33
"We have been in Scouting for a very long time before we joined the World Scout Foundation in 2014. We know from our own experience as well as via
First stop, Scouts South Africa HQ in Cape Town, to meet with the interns who are running the unique Scouting in Schools project. 80% of these inte
"I have never seen such enthusiastic Scout Leaders as these interns who really understand what Scouting is about even after only being part of it s
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The kids in the School Troops also haven't been part of Scouting before, but somewhere deep down they understand that if they want to move on and b
What amazed me most while talking with these young (Assistant) Patrol Leaders is their drive to succeed and how they are able to formulate in simpl
One thing these School Troops can't do, due to financial constraints at home, is to go on a Scout Camp. And let's face it these camps are not only
"When we realised that these amazing Patrol Leaders and their Scouts would never have this opportunity simply because the cost per person for a 3 d
The project is published on the Scout Donat
“Field Visits like this are crucial,” says Bill Finerty. “We have all been inspired by the passion and energy of the Scouts here in Sou
As Lars concludes: “Each year the WSF organises a number of Field Visits – to help each of our investors see the global im
More impressions of the Field Visit can be found

From Orphan to Eagle Scout

Submitted by NGooderson on Thu, 10/04/2018 - 06:26
Caleb Powell has achieved his Eagle Scout award, but just four years earlier he was in an orphanage in China and the clock was running out. Find ou

12 Scouts named Messenger of Peace Heroes

Submitted by NGooderson on Fri, 09/21/2018 - 14:10
 Meet the 2018 Messengers of Peace Heroes: 12 Scouts—six women and six men—recognized for their o
"We are immensely proud of the work these incredible young people have done to create positive change in the world around them,
Messengers of Peace is World Scouting initiative designed to encourage Scouts to do community service and tell the story of thei

Scout cave diver honoured for Thai rescue

Submitted by NGooderson on Fri, 09/14/2018 - 13:22
John Volanthen, a Cub Scout leader and cave diver from Bristol, United Kingdom, has been awarded with the Bronze Cross by The Scout Association (UK