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.

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

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

Blair Atholl International Scottish Jamborette Lessons | Dr. Jose G. Lepervanche | @ScoutmasterJose

Lessons from 2016 Blair Atholl International Scottish Jamborette. Planning and implementation. Volunteers and Scotland national commitment to Scouting. Operations during Jamboree and complex transportation operation to hospitality program for international scouts with Scottish families of scouts. #GlobalScoutingAdventures Visit Blair Atholl Jamborette (official) for details. https://youtu.be/uPyRK4SziUQ

Sustainable Development Goals | United Nations

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Sustainable Development Goals | United Nations

Sustainable Development Goals are 17 goals to transform our world. The challenge is to add them to our educational, professional, and personal goals.

On September 25th 2015, countries adopted a set of goals to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all as part of a new sustainable development agenda. Each goal has specific targets to be achieved over the next 15 years.For the goals to be reached, everyone needs to do their part: governments, the private sector, civil society and people like you.Do you want to get involved? You can start by telling everyone about them. We’ve also put together a list of actions that you can take in your everyday life to contribute to a sustainable future.

List of actions to saving the world. Select one to start today. Share which one are you doing and why?

Source: Sustainable development goals – United Nations

Link: ScoutingAdventures.org – GlobalGoals

International Day of Peace 21 September

Source: International Day of Peace 21 September

Global Messengers of Peace. We ALL are Messengers of Peace. The Dalai Lama said today “On this International Day of Peace, we must remember that peace cannot come from prayer alone. It requires action”. . We say that we should Think Globally, Act Locally and Globally. As Global Messengers of Peace, we should work in our local communities and share what others are doing in their own communities. As Global Scouts we ALL should be involved as #MessengersOfPeace and share our service to other groups, students, and communities. We are expanding our #ScoutingAdventures to our students in college and universities. At the same time, we are sharing what other groups are doing to work for #GlobalPeace. We ALL are #GlobalMessengersOfPeace.