News and stories
The International Scout Peace Camp (ISPC) opened in fanfare, reinforced with the dancing of hundreds of participants and guests attending the opening ceremony at the Cibubur Scout Camping Ground, east of Jakarta, on 25th March 2013. The peace camp is one of the Messengers of Peace initiatives and the first of its kind held in Indonesia.
MoP Coordinators from 22 National Scout Organizations are gathering for four days from 23rd to 26th February 2013 at the National Training Center in Mt. Makiling in Laguna, Philippines to share their experiences on the actions taken under the global initiative Messenger of Peace and to plan for future projects. Boy Scouts of the Philippines (BSP) is hosting the gathering.
Being a good friend to all regardless of origin and belief, Scouts in Thailand are taking care of their Muslim brothers and sisters from Arakan, Myanmar who fled their country due to the unrest that started since last year.
Around 350 Rover Scouts from Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka are camping from 17th to 21st October 2012 in Islamabad, Pakistan for the 2nd SAARC Scouts Friendship Camp hosted under the Messenger of Peace.
Bhutan Scout Association (BSA) reiterates its commitment to enhance Adults in Scouting as the consultancy meeting continues in Thimphu from 11th to 17th October 2012.
World Scout Foundation Director John Geoghegan visited one of the Messengers of Peace (MoP) projects at the Mashudi Scout Campsite, West Java, around 150 kilometers from Jakarta, on 11th July 2012.
Regardless of age, every Scout is actually a Messenger of Peace (MoP).
Over the years, Gerakan Pramuka Indonesia and other national scout organizations have been playing this role. Through MoP projects, some completed, others are ongoing, World Scouting is creating a network of all Scouting community projects worldwide.
Gerakan Pramuka mobilised Scouts in different locations as it launched three environmental projects under the Messengers of Peace aimed at restoring coral reef, saving rivers and coastal areas.
Rovers and leaders of Indonesia led a small village of Kukusan, Beji district, Depok, West Java to a healthy lifestyle and clean environment as their peace initiative in the Asia-Pacific under the banner of Messengers of Peace.
Two prominent personalities – His Majesty the King of Sweden and the President of the Republic of Indonesia are meeting in Jakarta, for the benefit of young people in Indonesia. Both personalities are strong advocates of Scouting.