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”.
via How “Scouting” Stands to be the Greatest Global Education Youth Movement Of the 21st Century | HuffPost
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
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)
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
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via Global Learning News – Worldwide Learning News and Social Media
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
¿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
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