It greatly saddens me to hear the tragic news of Malaysia Airlines flight MH#017 which crashed in eastern Ukraine enroute from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur in the early hours today.
Our deepest condolences go to the families and friends of the reported 298 victims (passengers and crew) who were onboard the flight.
Suffice to say, we are all shaken by the news of the tragedy. This is an uncertainty of life. As much as we can exercise caution and diligence, some matters are just beyond our control. Let us make the best of our lives and create a better world for everyone to live in.
Please join me in remembering the innocent victims of MH#017 in your thoughts and prayers.
Scott A. Teare
World Organization of Scout Movement