Scouting's Sunrise: Who, what, why?
The day is a unique opportunity to show the social force and enormity of Scouting in the world. It will be a very special moment when Scouts join together on 1 August 2007 in a spirit of friendship and peace, proud of their heritage, showcasing modern Scouting and, most importantly, looking forward to a second century of Scouting to benefit more young people and communities.
On this day, it is hoped that former Scouts and Guides will be warmly encouraged to join in the celebrations, renewing their support and commitment to Scouting. It is estimated that by 2007, over 500,000,000 individuals will have made the Scout Promise! Scouting’s Sunrise provides a wonderful occasion to re-establish contact with former Scouts and re-introduce them to Scouting, either in an active or supportive capacity.
The day is also a great opportunity to introduce the local community to Scouting. Parents of Scouts, brothers and sisters, should be invited to participate in the activities, as well as those not yet involved in Scouting. The celebrations can support the development and growth at local and national level, encouraging young people to join, and motivating adults to give their time and support to Scouting.
Scouting’s Sunrise is a day to reinforce our strategic priorities, of the worldwide Movement, and also at local and national levels. It is a day to demonstrate our commitment to youth involvement, equal opportunities, volunteering and our image of a Movement working to create a better world. In particular, our anniversary provides significant opportunities to work on our profile and communications.