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Scouting and the Environment

Introduction

“The key that unlocks the spirit of the movement is the romance of woodcraft and nature lore.” – Baden-Powell

The environment is central to Scouting and is the key element in the development of active citizens of a society. Through Scouting, Scouts are given the opportunities to experience and connect with nature.

Environmental education has played a prominent role in the Scout Movement since it was founded. The Scout Centres of Excellence for Nature and Environment (SCENES) and the World Conservation Badge were among the significant environmental programme initiated in the 20th century. In 2005, there was a specific focus on Environmental Education in Scouting at the 37th World Scout Conference, where resolutions on environmental education and sustainable development were made.

Environment Education in Scouting includes the World Scout Environment Programme, SCENES and Environment Partnership.

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Our timeline

  • SCENES Launched

    Monday, January 1, 1990

    Scout Centre of Excellence for Nature and Environment programme launched. There are currently 20 SCENES Centres around the world and each of these offers programme activity resources. SCENES has formed partnerships with organisations such as Alcoa Foundation, Clean Up the World, Greenpeace, The Jane Goodall Institute, The Web of Hope, UNEP, Volvo Adventure, WWF and National Scout Organizations.

  • Environment Education Task Team created

    Sunday, January 1, 2006

    Environment Education Task Team has been established.

  • WSJ 2007 as test ground for environmental programmes

    Monday, July 23, 2007

    World Scout Jamboree was chosen as the test ground for environmental ideas and activities.

  • World Scout Environment Programme launched

    Tuesday, January 1, 2008

    World Scout Environment Badge under its programme replaced the World Conservation Badge. The World Conservation Badge was limited to the conservation of the environment, compared to the World Scout Environment Badge which has a holistic focus on Environmental Education in Scouting, which is related but not limited to environmental conservation, protection, preservation, promotion and sustainability.

  • 1st SCENES Seminar

    Saturday, March 1, 2008

    1st SCENES Seminar held in Kandersteg International Scout Center

  • 1st Experiential Environment Education Seminars

    Tuesday, September 1, 2009

    Experiential Education Seminars held in Germany and Czech Republic

  • 2nd SCENES Seminar

    Monday, May 10, 2010

    2nd SCENES Seminar held in Kandersteg, Switzerland

  • 3rd SCENE Seminar

    Tuesday, September 10, 2013

    3rd SCENE Seminar held in Costa Rica

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