Foundation News

Postponement of WSF BP Fellowship Event, Dublin

Submitted by NGooderson on Wed, 03/11/2020 - 10:11
The WSF Board has been monitoring the global crisis caused by the COVID-19 virus and has taken the decision to postpone the WSF event planned for Dubl
Africa Scout Day Action Week 2020

Recent news from the Boy Scouts of America

Submitted by NGooderson on Wed, 02/19/2020 - 11:05
The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) announced that the organisation has filed for a form of bankruptcy in the United States called “Chapter 11”. This fina

Australian Scouts serving their communities

Submitted by NGooderson on Wed, 02/12/2020 - 13:39
Scouts in Australia are doing all they can to help those suffering following unprecedented drought and the worst bushfires seen in decades, which have
“Emergency services, fire-fighters and charity workers are providing round-the-clock support. Indeed, the defence of our precious, fragile land is bei
NSW Scouts have also distributed 7500 N95P2 face masks to communities in impacted locations, to protect them from air pollution during the bushfire cl

Indonesian Rovers in Jakarta floods' search and rescue

Submitted by NGooderson on Wed, 01/15/2020 - 08:48
Over 500 Indonesian Rover Scouts were among the first responders after 377mm of rain fell on 31 December on Indonesia’s capital and the surrounding Gr
Indonesian-Rovers_Jan20-flooding_c-BogorPramukaPeduli_4.jpg

Welcome Afghanistan, the 171st National Scout Organisation!

Submitted by NGooderson on Thu, 01/09/2020 - 07:58
World Scouting is excited to officially welcome the Afghanistan National Scout Organisation (ANSO) as the 171st Member Organization of the World Organ
“Today, Scouting in Afghanistan is a strong keeper of values inspired by the Scout Method. Once again, Scouting has become a positive force in the liv
Scouting has existed in Afghanistan for nearly 90 years, but activities halted in 1979, eventually resulting in the loss of official WOSM membership i
“This is a defining moment for Scouting in Afghanistan. We would like to extend our appreciation to the Afghan government, partner organisations and N
“The resurgence of Scouting in Afghanistan has been made possible thanks to the dedication of volunteers and the enthusiasm of young people. As a resu
Scouting in Afghanistan reflects the history of its people: Scouting in Afghanistan dates back to October 1931 when King Nadir Shah founded the Sco

Rio Declaration on non-formal education

Submitted by NGooderson on Thu, 12/12/2019 - 09:14
Over 400 participants and organisations at the World Non-Formal Education Forum, an event convened by World Scouting, have launched a collective call

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
Gender-workshop3.jpg
“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