Help Scouts to Support the Relief Efforts from Hurricane Matthew in Haiti
Hurricane Matthew has devastated Haiti, taking lives and destroying homes. Hundreds of people are without access to vital necessities like clean drinking water as they brace themselves to start rebuilding their homes and livelihood.
On the ground Scouts have activated across the country to support the victims and provide assistance. The focus is on providing much needed drinking water, sanitation, and first aid.
You can help
The funding will be spent on purifying drinking water, sanitation materials, gear to help remove debris, first aid supplies, and transporting our Scouts to where they are needed most. More information about how funds collected will be used by Scouts d’Haiti will be provided as soon as possible.
Source: ScoutAid Haiti | Scout.org
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.
During the 23rd World Scout Jamboree 2015 in Japan, close to 34,000 scouts from around 150 countries attended the Hiroshima Peace Program organized by the Scouts of Hiroshima. We visited the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum and Park and participated in several activities including reading messages of survivors and making origami cranes for peace.
After our return from Japan we are preparing several presentations for students and our community about “Japan 70 years later”. They include Hiroshima 70 years later, origami cranes for peace, the World Scout Jamboree experience, and Nuclear energy and safety in Japan.
The emphasis of all presentations are about the importance about being Messengers of Peace and our service to others to pursue peace, freedom, friendship and happiness in our planet.