Scouting's Sunrise at National Level
Scouting’s Sunrise is a fantastic opportunity for National Scout Organizations to raise the profile of Scouting in their country. It is strongly hoped that each National Scout Organization will be able to organise one key event for their country on this day, where Scouts, former Scouts and members of the public can take part in the celebrations. This will provide a key focus for the media and the general public.
This focal event could be held in a prominent place in the capital city, or in a place of specific interest to a particular country. It is hoped to see Scouts on this day in places such as the Pyramids in Egypt, the Taj Mahal in India, in the centre of Rome at the Colosseum or at Nyeri in Kenya.
Scout Centres may wish to mark this day with their guests. Some centres are organising special celebrations on 1 August 2007, for example Kandersteg International Scout Centre (KISC) in the Swiss Alps is hosting ' KanderJam'.
National Scout Organizations are asked to each send a small delegation of Scouts, to include youth members (girls and boys) of the Movement, to their National Governments and authorities on 1 August 2007, or as near as possible to this date. These delegations should present the work of the Gifts for Peace - the work of the particular Organization, as well as an overview of the worldwide Gifts for Peace. Support materials will be provided in advance, which should include a special publication detailing all of the national Gifts for Peace projects. National Scout Organizations can use this opportunity to gain support for their work and strategic priorities.
National Scout Organizations may wish to also organise regional or district events. This may be possible in larger countries where effective communications and logistics are possible, and where sufficient resources are available to coordinate a series of Scouting’s Sunrise events. These regional events could link up with a centrally coordinated event through modern technology.