Read the latest news about Scouting and the environment and discover the great impact that Scouting activities have on the future of our planet
On 1ST & 2nd of May 24th Asoka Group,South Calcutta Bharat Scouts & Guides organized a camp in Sunder ban’s Bali island in collaboration with We Stand for Environment & Education ( WEE). WEE is a society dedicated to environment & education to create an awareness among the local people to save the tiger in order to save Sunder ban from further demise.
Earth Day is celebrated on April 22nd every year in an international effort to raise awareness about issues such as pollution, biodiversity loss and climate change that have been affecting our planet. It encourages people around the world to learn more about our actions and how they affect our environment and most importantly to take positive actions (i.e. Acts of Green) towards protecting the Earth – Our Environment.
A seminar for the SCENES Centres (Scout Centres of Excellence for Nature and Environment), will be organized from the 18th to the 23nd May 2010, in Kandersteg International Scout Centre, Switzerland.
The aim of the seminar is to bring together representatives of existing and potential SCENES Centres, the SCENES Network and people interested in supporting the development of Scouting and the environment, particularly through SCENES Centres. The aim is to strengthen the SCENES Centres and SCENES Network and explore how to continue to advance SCENES as part of the World Scout Environment Programme.
During the seminar, we ask for active participation from all participants so that we can learn from each other. The seminar is designed to be able to support potential new SCENES Centres to learn from existing centres.
The World Scout Environment Programme offers tools, resources and initiatives to help Scouts all around the world work together for the good of the local and global environment. This resource kit is now available in Spanish with special thanks to Marisol Mayorga of Costa Rica in particular for her support in translating the documents from English to Spanish.
Geneva, January 14th 2010 – After the violent quake which struck Haiti, World Scouting is mobilising in order to help the 30,000 Scouts of Haïti so that they can come to the aid of the stricken population. In the name of World Scouting, a message of solidarity and compassion, was sent to Haitian Scouts, even though it is very difficult to get into contact with them for the moment. A volunteer cooperation specialist from “Scouts et Guides de France” (Scouts and Guides of France) is on site in Port-aux-Princes, to support the coordination of the international Scout aid.
A precise indication of what the needs are of the stricken families in terms of goods of first necessity, has been made possible thanks to the contacts, although limited, that have been made at this time. In fact, the 30,000 Haitian Scouts are essential relays between the emergency NGOs and the local population. Their action during the hurricane of 2008, has shown their capacity to act efficiently in operations of clearing, cleaning, decontamination and also by taking care of children that have been left to their own devices, as well as by building emergency camps.
Misaershaff newest SCENES Centre in Luxembourg
The Misaershaff Youth Training Centre has been designated the newest SCENES Centre (Scout Centre of Excellence for Nature and Environment) having met all of the key requirements for a SCENES Centre.
This old farm, built in 1833, is situated along the river banks of the Haute-Sûre. It has been the FNEL’s (Fédération Nationale des Éclaireurs et Éclaireuses du Luxembourg) national training centre since 2003. Offering a variety of environmental education programmes, demonstrated environmental management practices and picturesque natural settings to explore, Misaershaff is a great location to experience the natural wonders of the environment.
Read the latest news and information regarding World Scouting presence in the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen (COP15), 7 to 18 December 2009.
Over a decade ago, most countries joined an international treaty - the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change - to begin to consider what can be done to reduce global warming and to cope with whatever temperature increases are inevitable. More recently, a number of nations approved an addition to the treaty, called the Kyoto Protocol, which has more powerful (and legally binding) measures. The Protocol’s first commitment period began in 2008 and ends in 2012. A strong multilateral framework needs to be in place by 2009 to ensure that there is no gap between the end of the Kyoto Protocol’s first commitment period in 2012 and the entry into force of a future regime.
Clean Up the World and the World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM) are celebrating the second year of their Ally relationship in 2009 by working together under the banner of “Communities uniting to Combat Climate Change”.
Clean Up the World and WOSM are proof in point that partnerships such as their Ally Relationship can bring about tangible improvements in the environment, create opportunities to connect with others and have fun in the process. As each of the organisations works in partnership with the United Nations Environment Programme, their individual missions are strengthened through this Alliance.
16 November 2009, Jakarta -- The very first Asia-Pacific Regional Workshop on Disaster Management officially opened in Cibubur Scout Complex in Jakarta today which will run until 19th November 2009.
An environmental workshop was held over the weekend, October 31st to November 1st, 2009, which targeted the Cub Section (7-11yrs. Old). Twenty-three (23) Cub Scouts participated in this workshop for which nine (9) Cub Packs were represented.