Gifts for Peace on 1 August 2007
Scouting’s Sunrise is a day to show the contribution Scouting makes to society and education, specifically peace education. There will therefore be a clear focus on the Gifts for Peace projects and Scouting as a social force on 1 August 2007.
To date, over 120 projects have been shared by Scouts at local and national level in over 100 countries. These projects are highlighted on specially dedicated webpages at: www.scout.org/giftsforpeace
An educational kit, ScoutPAX, has been developed to support Scouts to plan and implement projects. This is linked from the Gifts for Peace pages in the Fun and Games section, along with other useful resources.
During the 21st World Scout Jamboree, the Gifts for Peace will be displayed in the World Scout Centre. On Scouting's Sunrise, there will be a special evening concert which will highlight the work of the Gifts for Peace around the world.
It is hoped that every National Scout Organization will present their Gifts for Peace to national authorities on 1 August 2007, as well as to the general public. Scouts at local level should also be encouraged to showcase their contributions to the Gifts for Peace, as well as their key community projects, sharing these with local authorities and communities.