Scouts gain insights stepping into lives of refugees

Submitted by NGooderson on Wed, 08/07/2019 - 06:42
At the World Scout Jamboree, participants used immersive video technology to connect with refugees around the world and build empathy for their plight
Omar lived there for years without access to a hormone medicine that he needed in order to grow, leaving him looking years younger than he actually wa
“It moved me in my heart and it was so nice. Croatia was in war too and I felt a connection,” said Scout Ada Grubisic. “We should be happy with all th
Her friend Vito Aschero added: “We all don’t have the same chance in life. We don’t choose where we are born, where we are from, and we don’t choose t
Over the 10 days of the Jamboree—which is held every four years and concludes on 2 August—groups of Scouts also spoke to Omar from his new home in Fin
“It was impressive that we can be in contact with people who live a reality that is so foreign from ours,” said Adriana D’Amico from Italy, after watc
The opportunity for the youngsters to connect with refugees is hopefully the first step on a journey to transform their schools, Scout groups, sports
“The beauty of the Jamboree is that it’s really about connecting people and encouraging action,” he said. “They’re learning first-hand to make friends
Toon Janssens of Belgium is ready to put what he has learned into practice. “I will be more tolerant. If I met someone I would be more open to them be
Click here to find out more about World Scouting's extraordinary work with refugees worldwide.

First young female Saudi Scouts at World Jamboree!

Submitted by NGooderson on Wed, 08/07/2019 - 05:57
Alwaleed Philanthropies, the global foundation that empowers women and youth and invests in programmes to support cross-cultural understanding—and key
Commenting on the participation of the Saudi Scouts, HRH Princess Lamia Bint Majed Saud AlSaud, Secretary General of Alwaleed Philanthropies, said, “W
The 24th World Scout Jamboree, jointly hosted by the USA, Canada, and Mexico, is the largest outdoor educational event organised by the World Organisa
"The Jamboree is an extraordinary opportunity for young people to connect and learn from each other, while celebrating the diversity and unity of our
The World Scout Jamboree offers an inviting atmosphere of mutual respect and understanding and fosters social interaction and engagement among Scouts

NCT DREAM features at 24th World Scout Jamboree!

Submitted by NGooderson on Wed, 07/24/2019 - 13:17
NCT DREAM, our global ambassador, performed hit songs on the opening day of the 24th World Scout Jamboree including “Fireflies”, the song released in

45,000 young people set for lifetime adventure at World Scout Jamboree

Submitted by NGooderson on Tue, 07/16/2019 - 07:54
This summer, over 45,000 young people from around the world will come together for the adventure of a lifetime and a chance to experience one of the w
"The Jamboree is an extraordinary opportunity for young people to connect and learn from each other, while celebrating the diversity and unity of our
Alongside adventurous outdoor activities, Scouts at the Jamboree will be able to interact through the Better World exhibition and the Global Developme

Welcome to our first Global Ambassador: NCT DREAM!

Submitted by NGooderson on Thu, 07/11/2019 - 12:37
Super teenager team NCT DREAM (SM Entertainment) has been appointed as the new global ambassador of the World Scout Foundation. And as a global amb
According to John Geoghegan, Director of the World Scout Foundation, “His Majesty The King of Sweden, our Honorary Chairman, and the World Scout Found
NCT Dream is widely loved for its bright and energetic music and performances and the band has proved its presence as global high-teen champions havin

Scouts help farmers harvest their crops for free

Submitted by NGooderson on Mon, 07/08/2019 - 13:54
A group of Rover Scouts from Bangladesh Scouts’ Helds Open Scout Group in Phulpur, Mymensingh are helping poor farmers harvest crops from their paddy
“These are poor farmers, they till their lands in order to sell the harvest and earn some money. However, they don’t have enough manpower to harvest t
The Scout group is composed of about 50 Rover Scouts who all willingly devoted their time to help out the farmers in Phulpur. One of the farmers, Abu
“I have been suffering from cancer for two years. I am penniless for the treatment and I have no money to hire people to harvest my crops.”
Siddique is among those who paddy fields were harvested by the Rover Scouts. He sold his harvest at the market which earned him some cash, allowing hi
“It is my first time to harvest rice and crops, and the experience was very good. What made the experience more fulfilling is the fact that we were ab
The initiative gained traction and other volunteers from the public and private sectors also came to help out. The Bangladesh Scouts has since sent mo
Bangladesh Scouts_rice harvest3.jpg

Ruhi's story: Ticket To Life in Bangladesh

Submitted by NGooderson on Fri, 06/28/2019 - 10:08
Ruhi, 20 years old, is a committed Scout in Bangladesh. She has been a Scout for over 10 years and heavily involved in Ticket to Life (TTL) project fo
Foysal—one of the success stories of TTL

In Scouting, we stand with refugees

Submitted by NGooderson on Thu, 06/20/2019 - 10:23
"Today, on World Refugee Day, and every day, we invite you to take action by creating a safe and welcoming environment for those who were forced to le
“Scouting fills a gap that family and school do not. Scouts learn a set of skills that they do not necessarily learn in formal schooling such as how t
Due to the inclusivity of Scouting, young people from different ethnicities and communities work hand-in-hand, engaging in a wide range of activities
Scouting for Refugees at Dadaab