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SCENES Centres Meeting Focuses on Environment

1st Jan 2008

A seminar was held at Kandersteg International Scout Centre (KISC) for SCENES (Scout Centres of Excellence for Nature and Environment) Centres from around the world in preparation for the re-launch at the World Scout Conference this July in Korea.

KISC itself is a SCENES Centre and hosted representatives from other SCENES Centres from Canada, Denmark and South Africa, as well as members of the Environment Education Task Team and World Scout Bureau. There are currently ten SCENES Centres in eight countries and the re-launch aims to support and encourage more Scout Centres around the world to become involved.

The SCENES Seminar focussed on a wide range of topics including the sharing of educational programmes and the environmental management of Scout Centres, developing the SCENES Network to support current SCENES Centres and other Scouts interested in the SCENES Programme, providing supportive guidelines and additional information for SCENES Centres on the World Scouting Website. For information on current SCENES Centres please see: http://scout.org/scenes

Making the most of the opportunity to be at a great centre such as KISC, the participants were able to take in a tour of the facilities and the environmental practices in operation in the buildings, the extensive environmental educational programmes, the impressive alpine environment and protected wetlands as well as a quick snow fight!

Protected wetlands area at KISC.

More information will be available about SCENES Centres on scout.org following the World Scout Conference in July.

Click on the image above or in the right-hand column to see more photos of the SCENES Seminar.

Picture 1: SCENES Seminar participants at Campfire Circle
© WSB / R.Abson
Picture 2: Protected wetlands area at KISC.