Read the latest news about Scouting and the environment and discover the great impact that Scouting activities have on the future of our planet
The Hops Clan from Sakskøbing had hardly eaten the energy-friendly baked potato, before they raced to the Climate Tent. Here they found that commitment is rewarded. They were the first to receive five stamps needed for the World Scout Environment Badge, and thus the proud owners of the world's first environmental badge for Scouts. Jens Peter, Morten, Ellen, Patrick, Louise and Daniel solved the tasks together and had set a target to become the first to receive the badge. They immediately threw themselves into three climate activities in the afternoon where they learned about heating the water primitively, create wind and build a so-called Sudan stove. Friday they learned about the secrets of the rain forest and environmental friendly potato baking. This is all part of the programme available to 20,000 Scouts at the 'Blue Summer' or Blå Sommer Jamboree in Denmark.
The sun rises above the horizon, casting against the golden sandy shores of Peninsular Malaysia’s east coast, along which the Setiu River runs parallel. This is where the beautiful Setiu Wetlands, part of the Setiu River Basin and the larger Setiu-Chalok-Bari-Merang basin wetland complex lies.
The Setiu Wetlands is the largest nesting ground for painted terrapin ( Callagur borneoensis) and are amongst the few remaining mainland nesting sites for the green turtle ( Chelonia mydas), both of which are endangered species. The wetland is also a major aquaculture area and plays an important role for the local villagers’ livelihood. Project Orion ( www.projectorion.sg) is a 2-weeks Youth Expedition Project under the National Youth Council, Singapore, organizing by the Scouts from Singapore and Malaysia in collaboration with World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Malaysia, with the aims of promoting turtle conservation and development of the nearby village, Kampung Mangkok.
A Nature Trail/Eco-Path and a Canoe Station has been officially opened by the Association of Christian Guides and Scouts (VCP). The Nature Trail/Eco-Path is part of the ecological education programme offered by our camp site. This programme is being established on the four Scout centres of the RDP/RdP´s (German Scout Ring) member organisations. The project is financially supported by the World Organization of Scout Movement and the Alcoa Foundation.
The canoe station is part of a regional project called INTERREC-IIIC “Rural Waters – Tourism on and around the water”, which was initiated by the “Canoe Initiative Ruppiner Land”, to develop regional canoe tourism. The aim of the project is to establish an information system for canoeists throughout the nature reserve “Stechlin-Ruppiner Land”. The canoe station will also be available for use to the German Canoe Association.
Every year the world celebrates World Environment Day on the 5th of June. This is an occasion for many around the world to demonstrate their commitment to preserving the environment. This year as is customary Scouts from around the globe stood up for the world and together echoed their long lasting commitment to their mission of “creating a better world” by participating in events or performing actions that raised awareness about the environment and climate change.
A team of Mexican children and youth have been recognised for their inspirational project that has helped to protect a local wetland, engage children in environmental education and develop a sustainable aquaculture business to help pay for their ongoing education. HUNAB team from the Yukatan coast of Mexico were selected out of the top 10 Finalists for the Volvo Adventure 2009 US$10,000 first prize with the UK’s Isle of Man team in second and India in third.
Scouts from Brazil were also amongst the top 10 teams of 13 to 16 year olds selected from over 400 entries from 56 countries to go to Gothenburg, Sweden for the Volvo Adventure Final where the teams share their projects, engage in workshops on the environment and explore Swedish culture.
ACCRA – On World Environment Day, 5 June 2009, twelve Rovers from various tertiary institutions in Ghana took an initiative to celebrate World Environment Day in their own way. These Rovers financed and organised a service project by themselves after gaining permission from the National Headquarters.
NAIROBI – On Friday, 5 June 2009, the Africa Regional Office (ARO) marked the World Environment Day by planting trees at Ayany Primary School. These trees were planted in an attempt to upgrade the Africa Scout Garden that was launched on Africa Scout Day 2009.
5th June 2009. On World Environment Day, Scouts have again demonstrated their commitment to working together to take positive action for the environment. The World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM) have partnered with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) to encourage Scouts to take action in their local community.
UNEP have provided support to WOSM with a grant of $US100,000 that is being used to plant more than 65,000 trees spread across 10 National Scout Organizations to celebrate World Environment Day. Scouts will plant and continue to nurture these trees so that they can have an ongoing benefit for the environment. Participating countries include Mexico, the Philippines, Malaysia, Australia, India, Brazil, Hungary, Ethiopia, South Africa and Lebanon.
The World Organization of the Scout Movement and Clean Up the World are pleased to share with you the 2008 Clean Up the World Activity Report launched today, the 5th of June, in line with World Environment Day. Scouts feature heavily in this report which shows the active participation from Scouts throughout the world.
The Allies Partnership of 2008 between WOSM and Clean Up the World has helped to showcase some of the local level environmental activities that Scouts have been involved in since the inception of the Clean Up the World campaign over the past 16 years and other Scout groups that have joined for the first time last year.
أفتتح صباح اليوم بمقر المنظمة الكشفية العربية بالقاهرة اللقاء التاسع للمسئولين عن التربية والتوعية البيئية بالجمعيات الكشفية العربية، حضر حفل الافتتاح الدكتورعاطف عبد المجيد الأمين العام والمدير الإقليمى للمنظمة الكشفية العربية / اللواء طيار أحمد عبد اللطيف رئيس الاتحاد العام للكشافة والمرشدات المصرى ورئيس اللجنة الكشفية العربية / الأستاذة نرمين وفــا ممثل جامعة الدول العربية / الأستاذ الدكتورعمــاد عدلــى رئيس الشبكة العربية للبيبئة والتنمية (رائد) / السيد الأستاذ يوسف الكاظم رئيس الاتحاد العربى للتطوع ونائب رئيس الاتحاد العربى للشباب والبيئة / الأستاذ الدكتور محمد العوا ممثل المكتب الإقليمى لليونسكو / الأستاذ الدكتور مصطفى رجب رئيس قسم طب البيئة بمعهد الدراسات والبحوث البيئية بجامعة عين شمس / الأستاذة داليا كثيبة منظمة سيدارى