• Jan 25, 1975

    Creation of the First World Scout Conservation Badge

    The first world scout conservation badge - also known as the panda badge - was created in conjunction with the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) in 1975. It was meant to recognise Scouting's work towards protecting the environment, and featured the WWF's panda on top of the scout fleur-de-lys.
  • Jan 01, 1990

    Launch of the SCENES project

    SCENES was developed during the 1990’s as an initiative of the World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM). Nine Scout centres around the world developed environmental management practices and education programmes and became formally recognised as SCENES. Several of these centres have become internationally recognized for their excellence in environmental management and education. The SCENES concept has been tested worldwide and has been proven to be practical, relevant and important. Today, we count dozens of SCENES centres around the world and the numbers are still growing.
  • Jul 23, 2007

    The new environmental programme activities are tested at the 2007 World Scout Jamboree

    In the wake of launching the new World scout Environment Programme, the programme's activities were tested on the camp ground of the 2007 World Scout Jamboree. These tests helped inform the final document that was launched in 2008.
  • Jan 01, 2008

    World Scout Environment Programme launched

    The World Scout Environment Programme is launched at the 38th World Scout Conference in 2008 as a review of the World Conservation Badge. The World Scout Environment Programme (WSEP) offers tools, resources and initiatives for all ages to help Scouts all around the world work together for the good of the local and global environment. The programme is based on a set of environmental principles and aims that provide a foundation for environment education in Scouting.
  • Sep 10, 2013

    3rd SCENE Seminar

    3rd SCENE Seminar held in Costa Rica
  • May 19, 2016

    World Scout Seminar on Environmental Education

    The World Scout Seminar on Environmental Education is held at the the Kaprálův mlýn SCENES Centre in Brno, the Czech Republic. Thirty-seven participants representing 25 countries and 10 SCENES centres, four guests, six organising team members and international support staff have gathered to exchange ideas on environmental education, foster new working knowledge for the implementation of the World Scout Environmental Programme (WSEP) and to strengthen the SCENES Centres as well as Environmental Partnerships. The participants had a great time getting to know each other and exploring the beautiful venue before attending sessions on the Better World Framework and the history of Environmental Education in Scouting. The day ended with the Market Place where participants from National Scout Organisations and SCENES Centres shared about their environmental projects and programmes as well as the initiatives they have taken to promote environmental education.
  • Feb 08, 2018

    WOSM renews its partnership with UN Environment

    World Scouting and UN Environment renewed their partnership on the environment, in recognition of the enormous challenges facing our planet, and the important role of young people in creating a more sustainable world. The partnership comes as both parties mark 10 years since the launch of the World Scout Environment Programme (WSEP) in 2008. Scouts across the globe have completed thousands of environment-related projects under the WSEP, including coral reef conservation in Indonesia and raising awareness about hot environments in an era of climate change in Morocco, earning the World Scout Environment Badge in recognition of their learning and commitment to the natural world.
  • Mar 13, 2018

    Renewed partnership between WOSM and the WWF

    WWF and the World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM) deepened their collaboration to drive global awareness and action on nature and the environment, in recognition of the enormous challenges facing our planet and the important role of young people in creating a more sustainable world. A Memorandum of Understanding was signed and scouts committed to joining in on Earth Hour and a renewed version of the world conservation badge.
  • Nov 16, 2018

    World Scout Environment Programme starts alignment with SDGs

    Scouts for SDGs is a mobilisation of 50 million Scouts that leverages the Scout Youth Programme and the Movement’s initiatives under the Better World Framework, including the flagship Messengers of Peace initiative, to raise awareness and take action towards the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The World Scout Environment Programme will provide education for sustainable development, which will contribute to the development of key competencies in young people and the achievement of SDG6 Clean Water and Sanitation, SDG7 Affordable and clean energy, SDG12 Responsible consumption and production, SDG13 Climate Action, SDG14 Life Below Water and SDG15 Life on Land.
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