How “Scouting” Stands to be the Greatest Global Education Youth Movement Of the 21st Century | HuffPost

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A one week conference that gathered 1800 Scout delegates, representing 169 National Scout Organization (NSO)—serving over 50 million Scouts. The conference was recorded as the largest Scouting conference in history; the direction of the Scout Movement is revamped as they now set sail their program for the next three years.

Over a hundred years ago, an experimental camp held at Brownsea Island, near Poole in Dorset England, of twenty boys, proved to be a success to its organizer—a Robert Baden-Powell. His training and methods seemed to appeal to young people. “Scouting for Boys” was published by Baden-Powell, a book he had only intended to be a training manual where youth organizations like the YMCA or Boys’ Brigade could adopt, ended up being one of the best selling books of all time. The success of the book created a movement where youngsters started to organize themselves into what was to become one of the largest voluntary youth movements in the world—that quickly adopted the name of the “Boy Scouts”.

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Helping Your Scouts Help Houston | Mark Ray

Scouts all over the country naturally want to do something to help. As adult leaders, we have the opportunity to both help hurricane victims and teach our Scouts the right and wrong ways to be of service.This week, the United Methodist Church reposted a great article on what to do–and what not to do–to help after a natural disaster. I encourage you to read it and share it with your patrol leaders’ council, but the bottom line is simple: don’t go without an invitation (and training) and don’t send supplies that haven’t been requested.

Source: Helping Your Scouts Help Houston

Resources to Help You Prove the Value of Scouting | Scoutingwire

Scouting is more than meetings and camping. It is the best value-based outdoors, experiential educational method for youth leadership learning and for being prepared for life decision-making (@ScoutmasterJose). ‪#‎bepreparedforlife‬.

Resources to Help You Prove the Value of Scouting

Check out this one-page Does Scouting Work? infographic for a quick look at how Scouting builds positive character. This infographic pinpoints the four key take-aways from the study and its statistical findings. (Ref: Resources to Help You Prove the Value of Scouting)

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How a Solar Eclipse Damaged my Eye | Dr. Jose G. Lepervanche |#SolarEclipse1969

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#SolarEclipse2017 #SolarEclipse1969. Be careful while watching 2017 Great American Eclipse. I have a burned area in my left eye thanks to 1969 partial solar eclipse in Venezuela. It almost prevented my admission to the Venezuelan Naval Academy. Damage created a magnify glass effect that did not help me in shooting sports and practices (being left handed it is my dominant eye). My eye has been studied and observed in detail by ophthalmologists to see the permanent damage. They always told me how close I was to be permanent blind.
I watched the eclipse directly into the sun for a couple of seconds using my hand as binocular. Yes, I saw it but the consequences were forever. We are owners of our decisions but slaves of the consequences. When I focus on a specific line with my left eye, I can see the blurry spot that I have seen for the last 47 years.
If you are planning to have this unique solar eclipse experience, please follow all recommendations about approved glasses. I will use the “box” I should have used in 1969.
See the path of 1969 solar eclipse. Venezuela was in the partial solar eclipse area and only a small area of the moon was covering the sun. It was enough to damage my eye.
Please read this report about Lou Tomososki who damaged his eyes in 1962 solar eclipse.
@DrLepervanche
@ScoutmasterJose
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#SolarEclipse2017 #SolarEclipse1969. Tenga cuidado al ver 2017 Great American Eclipse. Tengo un área quemada en mi ojo izquierdo gracias al eclipse solar parcial de 1969 en Venezuela. Casi impidió mi ingreso a la Escuela Naval de Venezuela. El daño creó un efecto de lupa que no me ayudó en los deportes de tiro y las prácticas (siendo zurdo es mi ojo dominante). Mi ojo ha sido estudiado y observado en detalle por oftalmólogos para ver el daño permanente y siempre se me dijo lo cerca que habia estado de ser ciego permanente.
Miré el eclipse directamente al sol durante un par de segundos usando mi mano como binocular. Sí, lo vi pero las consecuencias fueron para siempre. Somos dueños de nuestras decisiones pero esclavos de las consecuencias. Cuando me concentro en una línea específica con mi ojo izquierdo, puedo ver el punto borroso que he visto en los últimos 47 años.
Si planea experimentar este eclipse solar, siga todas las recomendaciones sobre lentes aprobados. Nosotros usaremos la “caja” que debería haber utilizado en 1969.
Vea el eclipse solar de 1969. Venezuela estaba en el área de eclipse solar parcial y sólo una pequeña área de la luna estaba cubriendo el sol. Fue suficiente para dañar mi ojo.
Por favor, lea este informe acerca de Lou Tomososki que dañó sus ojos en el eclipse solar de 1962.
@DrLepervanche
@ScoutmasterJose

Global Learning News – Worldwide Learning News and Social Media

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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