NEW MESSENGERS OF PEACE HEROES AWARDED IN SAUDI ARABIA
Scouts, Scout leaders as well as National Scout Organizations from different parts of the world were awarded with the Messengers of Peace Hero Award 2014 during the recent Saudi National Day celebration in Ha’il, Saudi Arabia.
The Award, conceived in 2012, is a special recognition from the Saudi Arabia Government to individual Scouts or National Scout Organizations (NSOs) for all the outstanding work they have been doing to create a better and more peaceful world.
During this third presentation, awardees from all the six regions - Africa, Arab, Asia-Pacific, Eurasia, Europe and Interamerica - were distinguished for their remarkable peace initiatives at local, national and regional levels. From relief operations after devastating floods to sustainable environmental activities in 33 countries all over the world, their projects have contributed to raise awareness and foster areas such as peace culture, social entrepreneurship, environment and emergency relief. These Scouts are true examples of active citizens working for positive changes in their communities.
Since 2012, Scouts have already registered over 584 million service hours inspired by World Scouting’s initiatives such as Messengers of Peace, Scouts of The World and the World Scout Environment Programme. All the efforts have helped create a global network of service envisioned by Baden-Powell as a place “where young citizens, male and female in all countries, are brought up to look upon their neighbours as brothers and sisters in the human family allied together with the common aim of service and sympathetic helpfulness towards each other”.
For more information about the Messengers of Peace Heroes 2014 and Messengers of Peace Hero Award, please read in SCOUT MESSENGERS OF PEACE pdf