Saudi Chief Scout (and Minister of Education) Prince Faisal al Saud, announced to the World Scout Foundation Honorary Chairman King Carl Gustaf of Sweden that King Abdullah has approved a fantastic support for the Messengers of Peace Initiative.
The Two Kings have been working closely for ten years now, sponsoring the Gifts for Peace programme that inspired 10 million scouts in 110 countries to work on community projects.
Now they have issued a challenge – let’s get 20 million!
World Scout Committee Vice Chairman John May, leading the initiative for the Committee explains that this initiative is not about reinventing the wheel – but is recognising the existing community service project being carried out by you, scouts of the world every day. It aims to log each project in the “Cloud” that is the Internet and show the impact of scouting worldwide.
The initiative will be officially launched in Jeddah in September, but we hope that here on the Jamboree, at least 20,000 scouts sign up for the Messenger of Peace – at any internet café at messengersofpeace.info or go to the World Scout Centre and log in directly at the computers there.
Be the first! Show Scouting makes a difference in this world! You are not alone in the great work you do! With 20,000 scouts here … and who knows how many on line from the Join in Jamboree, you will be the first!… and we will soon have 20 million scouts with you! But only – and we mean in – only if you sign up first!!!
Be part of this initiative! … and don’t forget to smile! You are part of an amazing Movement!!!
Look around you!!!