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Scouts: Prepared to build and sustain peace

1st Jan 2008

The United Nations' International Day of Peace - marked every year on September 21 - is a day when individuals, communities, nations and governments highlight efforts to end conflict and promote peace. Scouts worldwide are encouraged to participate in marking this special day in every corner of the globe.

Every Peace Day event provides an opportunity to inspire individuals and empower communities to celebrate the achievements that have been won throughout the year, and to rededicate and commit ourselves to work for a more peaceful, just and sustainable world all year long.

In 160 countries around the world, Scouts build and sustain peace on a daily basis in what is one of Scouting's core values. “Peace Day” is a day to reflect upon the Scout Promise and Law, to share what is being done globally in the field of peace education and motivate others to have the courage to make a difference - a day to share inspirational projects, lead activities and participate in special events. Click on the links below for information and ideas:

Activities and information:

Visit the International Day of Peace website to find events and activities:
http://www.internationaldayofpeace.org/
Share your excellent peace projects and be inspired by others! Navigate the centennial Gifts for Peace projects and 'Fun and Games' area:
http://www.scout.org/giftsforpeace
Planning projects and activities in 'ScoutPAX':
http://www.scout.org/scoutpax
Peace activities in the 'Scouts of the World Award':
http://www.scoutsoftheworld.net
38th World Scout Conference Resolution on peace education in Scouting:
http://www.scout.org/.../circular_n_21_august_2008
12 workshops for 'Building Peace Together':
http://www.scout.org/.../building_peace_together
Gifts for Peace Report:
http://www.scout.org/.../2007_resources
Record messages for Peace:
http://www.scout.org/peace-messages/
Peace activities in the Join-in-Centenary kit 2:
http://www.scout.org/.../join_in_centenary