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Czech Scouts partner with National Hotline Crisis Service

Submitted by NGooderson on Thu, 11/12/2020 - 13:58
Czech Scouts have partnered with the national hotline intervention service for seniors, to offer support to the elderly in over 135 towns across the c
“Scouts are highly trusted as a partner. The elderly do not easily trust any service due to previous fraudulent incidents. The Elpida team reached out
Professional emergency workers from Elpida collect requests over the hotline, which then get logged into a mobile application. All registered Scout vo
“All registered volunteers are our verified members. They should be between 18 and 60 years old, in good health and they are required to read through
Scout volunteers who dedicate their time and energy to support their communities in these challenging times often find the experience to be
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Split Scouts celebrate centenary by volunteering

Submitted by NGooderson on Thu, 11/12/2020 - 14:40
150 Scouts and other volunteers planted more than 3000 tree seedlings over the weekend of 7–8 November, on the slopes of Mosor in the Split settlement

JOTA-JOTI 2020: BP Fellows join in!

Submitted by NGooderson on Mon, 10/12/2020 - 12:14
We're only days away from the 2020 JOTA-JOTI (Jamboree on the Air and Jamboree on the Internet), the world's largest digital Scout event, which will t

Scouts Canada free online resilience resource for kids

Submitted by NGooderson on Fri, 10/09/2020 - 07:57
Scouts Canada is partnering with Dr. Robyne Hanley-Dafoe, a leading specialist in resiliency, to help children become more resilient. They have launch
“Resiliency is not something we are born with, but something we are taught. That’s why Scouts Canada has partnered with expert Dr. Robyne Hanley-Dafoe
Access the Guide to Resilient Children and find out more here. The guide also outlines the role of outdoor play, a fundamental need for children,

Scouts respond to Beirut explosion

Submitted by NGooderson on Tue, 08/11/2020 - 09:15
Lebanese Scouts swiftly moved to action to support relief efforts when the Port of Beirut was hit by a devastating explosion on 4 August, resulting in
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Reenergising the Young BP Fellow programme

Submitted by MarkK on Fri, 06/26/2020 - 09:16
Nine motivated Young BP Fellows (YBPF) have committed their time and energy to reenergise the YBPF programme!   They've come together in a smal
The project duration is initially 6 months followed by a progress review and then, depending on the work available and the success of the Task Force,
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Yemeni Scouts contribute to COVID-19 response

Submitted by NGooderson on Fri, 06/26/2020 - 13:49
The Scouts and Guides of Yemen continue to be active serving their local communities despite the ongoing civil war and COVID-19 pandemic. Most recentl
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Championing the SDGs in Greece amid a global pandemic

Submitted by NGooderson on Fri, 06/26/2020 - 12:54
The Sustainable Development Goals could be sometimes perceived as an out-of-touch topic for young people. That is why it is crucial to constantly esta
“We have found a way to make every Scout become an ambassador of the SDGs in their communities”, says Christoforos Mitromaras, Chief Commissioner and&
Through an initiative called “SDGs Friendly Scout Groups”, every Scout Group around Greece has been motivated to participate and earn the&nb
“The pandemic has been a challenge for everyone around the globe. Scouting wasn't spared either, but we made it through and managed to develop an indo
As the initiative gains more and more momentum around the country, over 350 different neighbourhoods have joined to implement sustainability projects,
“We shared our stories via social media, we supported our leaders to be more engaged in the SDGs, we are glad we have actually inspired the community
The Greek Scouts have promoted their initiative through a TV commercial, enabling them to raise awareness nationally and attract more young peopl
"We have already built strategic partnerships with relevant NGOs and Institutions in Greece, such us the Local UN Offices, the "Greek  
Nadia is a Scout who has greatly benefited from the initiative:
“A game-based project that we really enjoy! New skills, new way of thinking, new attitude! Thank you Scouts of Greece for the great ideas, for the sup
The Greek initiative will be further scaled up as it will draw on some synergies with the recently-launched World Scouting initiative Earth Tribe

Niger Scouts lead action against COVID-19

Submitted by NGooderson on Thu, 06/04/2020 - 07:39
Niger Scouts, in partnership with UNICEF, have launched a public awareness campaign dubbed "Niger's Youth Taking Action Against COVID-19”. The campaig
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