Spreading messenger of peace
Messengers of Peace 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.
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