Violence amongst young people is a serious problem in many places. Often it is driven by distinctions of race, religion, social class, and wealth.
Street fights, rape and murder were on the increase, and the community was shocked when bombs started to be thrown into school-yards. The educational authorities reacted by trying to punish those involved in each incident, but had little sucess in preventing the problems. You see something is wrong and you step forward and offer the hand of friendship - it’s what scouts do!! Scouts in El Salvador realized that young people had been robbed of their childhood and set up a programme to give them back their childhood.
World Scout Foundation