Environmental Education: An essential focus for Scouting
6th Jun 2014
Scouts Australia hosted the fourth series of APR Environment Education workshop on 2-5 June at the invigorating Woodhouse Activity Centre in Adelaide.
Giving importance to environment education as an integral part of the Scout program, this workshop also marks the World Environment Day on the 5th of June. Similar gatherings were held in Taiwan in 2013, Malaysia in 2012, and Indonesia in 2011, all in collaboration with the World Organization of the Scout Movement/ Asia-Pacific Region.
With a diverse group of 29 participants coming from ten countries, the workshop was designed as a learning platform to encourage interaction and substantial sharing of best practices.
The gathering started on 2nd June with J. Rizal C. Pangilinan, Regional Director of APR, and Reg Williams, Chief Commissioner of Scouts Australia, giving a heartwarming welcome to participants.
‘’Sustainable Development through Scouting’’ was the workshop theme, aimed at stimulating and bringing Scout leaders together to exchange ideas on environmental education and foster new working knowledge for the implementation of the World Scout Environmental Program (WSEP).
The end goal of the workshop is to enhance the capacity of NSOs in providing quality education program by implementing the WSEP at national, local and community level.
Participants are celebrating the World Environment Day on 5th June with a memorable conclusion of activities.