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17 Goals to Transform Our World Governments, businesses and civil society together with the United Nations have started to mobilize efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Agenda by 2030. Universal, inclusive and indivisible, the Agenda calls for action by all countries to improve the lives of people everywhere.In 2015, countries adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals.

In 2016, the Paris Agreement on climate change entered into force, addressing the need to limit the rise of global temperatures. Explore this site to find out more about the efforts of the UN and its partners to build a better world with no one left behind.

Source: Sustainable Development Goals: 17 Goals to Transform Our World

Global Learning News and Scouting Adventures will follow reports, activities, and updates of Sustainable Development Goals. Subscribe to Sustainable Development Goals’ blog.

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Global Learning News is also a Messengers of Peace Project. One of the objectives is to expand the reach of this volunteers’ educational news agency  to provide global learning resources.  Scouts and Scouters around the globe are welcome to participate in this project and share new resources and their contribution to SDGs. #GlobalScouts

Importancia del Movimiento Scout | #InstaScoutEntrevistas

¿Por qué es importante el Movimiento Scout? fue una pregunta abierta para capturar respuestas instantáneas en pocas frases durante la Conferencia Scout Interamericana de 2016 en Houston, Texas, Estados Unidos. Estos son los líderes Scouts que aceptaron este desafío. Watch also the video in English. Vídeo compartido durante la semana de #ScoutConference en Bakú, Azerbaiyán.

Video link: https://youtu.be/0jLfxtZ5wXc

Importance of The Scout Movement | #InstaScoutInterviews

Why is Scouting important? was an open question to capture instant answers in a few sentences during 2016 Interamerican Scout Conference in Houston, Texas, USA. These are the Scout leaders who took this challenge. In another video the answers in Spanish. Video uploaded during the week of #ScoutConference in Baku, Azerbaijan.

Video link: https://youtu.be/C7VrM9htZbU

Eclipse 101 | Safety | Total Solar Eclipse 2017

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Total Solar Eclipse 2017 – On Monday, August 21, 2017, all of North America will be treated to an eclipse of the sun. Anyone within the path of totality can see one of nature’s most awe inspiring sights – a total solar eclipse. This path, where the moon will completely cover the sun and the sun’s tenuous atmosphere – the corona – can be seen, will stretch from Salem, Oregon to Charleston, South Carolina. Observers outside this path will still see a partial solar eclipse where the moon covers part of the sun’s disk. NASA created this website to provide a guide to this amazing event. Here you will find activities, events, broadcasts, and resources from NASA and our partners across the nation.

Source: Safety | Total Solar Eclipse 2017

Making Scouting Accessible for Families. A Survey.

Making Scouting Accessible for Families

As an organization dedicated to serving youth, we’ve always aimed to bring Scouting to as many youth and families as possible.  Now, as life get busier and busier, we hear from families and Scouting leaders that there is also a need to help make Scouting more accessible.

For many families, accessibility means finding a way to serve the entire family – including the girls whose brothers and cousins we have sought to serve for years.

As an organization, we have conducted some research on this topic and have started elevating this conversation so we can determine the best path forward, including a recent focus on the topic at the 2017 National Annual Meeting, when Chief Scout Executive Mike Surbaugh outlined what we know so far.

To move the conversation forward, it is important that we hear feedback from you and those that bring Scouting to life in communities.  Please watch the video below and then request a survey. Thank you in advance for your input!

via Making Scouting Accessible for Families | Greater Los Angeles Area Council

Scouting and the Sustainable Development Goals | Scout.org

Screen Shot 2017-08-09 at 9.26.07 AM“The Scouts can be the organisation that can mobilise the largest number of young people towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals,” said Ahmad Alhendawi, Secretary General of the World Organization of the Scout Movement. ‘I hope that all Scouts and young people taking positive steps to create a positive impact in their communities recognise that they are contributing towards achieving the SDGs. I believe that they are helping to drive and hasten the progress as well!’

via Scouting and the Sustainable Development Goals | Scout.org

Jamboree, VIP Speeches, and Scouts

The bottom line of Scouting: use Scout Method for individual and patrol (team) progress, enjoy outdoors activities, follow your Law and Oath (Promise), have great memories, and make global friends.
#JamboreeScouts have to wait hours sitting under the sun for VIP speakers. Enjoy the moment, extract useful advice from Prime Ministers, Crown Princes or Presidents and forget politics, learn Scouts songs from a King, “work smart and hard” as Mike Rowe told us during #2013Jambo, and enjoy the concerts. At the end, shows are only short hours of speeches and songs. The best parts are many days filled with unique activities, merit badges, patches trading, and life-long memories.
Our #Scouting experiences are better if we remember that “A Scout is Kind”. The sun also has dark spots but we enjoy the shining part. Let’s continue our sunny Scouting Adventures.

Mark Ray | Writer

I’ve worked with young people my whole adult life, both in Scouting and in church, so I’m very good at keeping my political opinions to myself—and certainly off social media. As I said in a blog post several years ago, “You’ll never see me post anything online that wouldn’t be appropriate for the youngest Scout to read, and if you want to know about my political leanings or adult-beverage preferences, you’ll have to ask.”

That said, I’ve had enough people ask me about President Trump’s speech at the 2017 National Scout Jamboree that I feel compelled to say something. Or a few things actually.

My first thought is that Mr. Trump’s political comments were absolutely inappropriate—just as political comments from a Democratic president would have been in this setting. The Boy Scouts of America is, by its very nature, an apolitical organization, founded to “to promote, through organization, and…

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