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Messengers of Peace (MOP)

Introduction

Throughout its history, Scouting has inspired its millions of members to make a difference – applying their leadership to creating a better world.
Scouts do some amazing things, from simple community actions to large-scale projects such as preventing bullying in schools in the UK, helping street gangs in El Salvador to reduce violence, cleaning up a playground in Texas and planting millions of trees all over Africa. In some of the most difficult conflict areas in the world – Kashmir, Israel/Palestine, Rwanda/Burundi and Northern Ireland, to name a few –Scouts are coming together in local communities to make a difference. Adding all this together Scouts, as part of a global Movement, are making the world a more peaceful place.
Observing this excellent work, the King of Saudi Arabia, King Abdullah and the King of Sweden, King Carl Gustaf came together to recognise Scouts as “Messengers of Peace”. They believe that the work Scouts are doing is so impressive, and that Scouting needs to be recognised for its contribution to worldpeace, and be supported to do even more.
World Scouting’s Messengers of Peace Initiative, launched by the World Scout Committee in 2011, aims to inspire the millions of Scouts who are doing amazing things in their local communities to tell the world about it, and thus inspire other Scouts to do even more. Any Scout project that brings a positive change in a community - its health, environment, social circumstances, safety or addresses conflict – is a Messengers of Peace project.
The Messengers of Peace Global Network
Here on scout.org, Scouts from all over the world can showcase their Messengers of Peace (MoP) projects, and also share them on other social media platforms. They can meet online to exchange ideas, tell their stories and work together to inspire each other. The MoP Network is driven by Scout volunteers based in each Region and is available to all, Scouts and non-Scouts, who are running local service and peace projects.
To show the amount of work that is being done through these MoP projects, the time spent by all the Scouts in a project is added together – so when ten Scouts build a children’s playground, spending 20 hours each, the 200 hours of service are logged onto the platform. The first hour of service was registered in October 2012, and since then the number has kept ticking upward at an inspirational rate.
The Messengers of Peace Support Fund
Most projects carried out by Scouts are funded locally, or don’t cost money. However, sometimes funding support is needed to make a project happen or help take a small project and make it bigger. For more information about the Messengers of Peace Support Fund, contact your National Scout Office and read the fund guidelines.
Guidelines - Messengers of Peace Support Fund

Download the Messengers of Peace (MOP) Support Fund documentation

Download the Messengers of Peace (MOP) Identity Guide

Like our Facebook page to stay updated - https://www.facebook.com/ScoutsMessengersOfPeace

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Our timeline

  • Scout Promise

    Thursday, August 1, 1907

    Introduced during the first experiment Scout camp in Brownsea Island, England.

  • 1st World Scout Conference

    Sunday, January 1, 1922

    1st World Scout Conference in France.Vision is to gather scouts in a Global Network of Service.

  • Baden-Powell's Last Message

    Wednesday, January 1, 1941

    "Good deed to create Peace in the world"

  • The 6th World Scout Jamboree

    Wednesday, January 1, 1947

    Named "Jamboree of Peace," 24,000 scouts attended

  • The Mission of Scouting

    Friday, January 1, 1999

    The Mission of Scouting was adopted at the 35th World Scout Conference in South Africa.

  • "Gift for Peace"

    Tuesday, January 1, 2002

    "Gift of Peace" concept was adopted by the 36th World Scout Conference in Greece.

  • First Call

    Thursday, January 1, 2004

    "Gifts for Peace" was released. Scouts of the World Award created. Focuses on three fields of action Development,Peace and the Environment

  • Inspirational Framework

    Monday, January 1, 2007

    "Messenger of Peace"

  • 22nd World Jamboree

    Saturday, January 1, 2011

    Jamboree was held in Sweden. More than 15,000 ideas of community service project. Messenger of Peace was officially launched.

  • Messengers of Peace

    Sunday, January 1, 2012

    1st Messenger of Peace gathering hosted by Singapore Scout Association. Network has increased more than 8 million service hours within 3 month."Roverway" in Finland and Arab Regional Jamboree in Egypt hosted 1st MoP Social Media training. 1st MoP Peace Network training was held in September in Africa Regional Jamboree. October 2012, Interamerican Region recruit the 1st MoP coordinator. Scout Arabia Government awarded scout and scout leaders as MoP hero. Recognizing Scouts contribution.

  • Network

    Tuesday, January 1, 2013

    Reached 10 million service hours. 34,000 projects were registered.150 pages of Facebook pages. MoP Dialogue Training in Sweden, Ireland and Asia Pacific Region.

  • Better World Magazine

    Wednesday, January 1, 2014

    Better World Magazine was released during the 40th World Scout Conference. Global Network strategy initiated to align MoP with World Youth Programme. Asia Pacific Region is the highest contributor for more than 500 million service hours.

  • MoP Hero Recognition 2014

    Wednesday, September 24, 2014

    Scouts from 6 regions are recognize for releant efforts and service in their local communities.

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Messengers of Peace

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