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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 November 2019. The workshop focu
“The workshop was a great success on many levels, one of them was witnessing the constructive dialogue and willingness of men to empower women and gir
Participants also came to understand the global partnership between World Scouting and UN Women’s HeForShe initiative where they learned how to apply
“Saudi women are ready to take their place in society and Saudi girls in Scouting will lead the way,” said HH Princess Sama Bint Faisal Al Saud.
Holding the event for the first time in the Arab Scout Region, in Saudi Arabia, holds a special affirmation that Scouts across the region are setting
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“Scouting is not about religion or politics. It’s about developing young people’s capacity and empowering them to contribute to society. The most impo
World Scout Foundation Chair, Hector Robledo Cervantes and World Scout Committee Member, Peter Blatch, were also in attendance to support NSOs in the

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 peace and dialogue, community
"You are important. You can make a difference. You must believe in what you are doing because you are the change."
Watch this video for more inspiring words from the 2019 Messengers of Peace Heroes and read on to meet the 15 individuals and see a summary of their w

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 disaster victims. It’s st
“This is a programme geared to engage our kids in helping and supporting the community while learning from their experiences”, Hill says.
When Scout volunteers have a good idea, they tend not to hoard it for themselves. They want to share it with others. That’s why Hill was so eager to s
“I could see this programme expanding across the country”, he says. “We have grown with the good nature of people and their belief in this programme.”
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 4 2019, when Troop 138 and
“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. Inside the MERK and the traile
“Seeing the programme through their eyes has been a special experience for me and has created an incredible bond between us”, Hill says. “The memories
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—Members of the Honours Programme and re
“This Field Visit has changed my view on my life and what we should be doing within our Scout Units to take care of the community we are part of.&nbsp
The second project visited was a Hospital Rover Scouts Project called the “Golden Ribbon” Project. The Rovers started this three years ago, visiting c
“These Field Visits are always very interesting wherever in the world they bring us, but this Field Visit to Bangladesh was very special. It was impre
Following a recommendation by the World Scout Bureau Asia-Pacific Support Centre and the Ticket To Life project leader, the Honours Programme Members

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 Nobel Prize for Economics f
"I am indebted to the Movement, to a great extent, for the unshakable confidence in the idea that the world can be more just, more fraternal and more
The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences released a statement noting how this year's Laureates have introduced a new approach to obtaining reliable answe
“In brief, it involves dividing this issue into smaller, more manageable, questions – for example, the most effective interventions for improving educ
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 created together 15 years ago
Photo © Kris Krüg for PopTech

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 WSF Board, gathered at the munici
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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 presence of His Majesty Kin

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 of Peace Hero Award from John
“Messengers of Peace is seen by The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman, as an important investment in the young people of the world, creat
Since 2012, 32 million young men and women in 160 countries have carried out over 8 million local community projects touching the lives of over 500 mi
“HRH Prince Mansoor was among the team in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia who made this initiative possible by securing a grant of USD27 million, inspirin
Recent Messengers of Peace highlights include Sri Lankan Scouts designing a conciliatory project earlier this year between Tamil and Sinhala speaking

Prince Guillaume to become Luxembourg Chief Scout

Submitted by NGooderson on Mon, 09/09/2019 - 12:39
HRH Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume of Luxembourg has agreed to become the new Chief Scout of Luxembourg, following in the footsteps of his beloved gr
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