APR joins Scout Jamboree in the Philippines, puts up Better World Tent
Over fifteen thousand Scouts experienced fun, learning and adventure at the APR Better World Tent during the Boy Scouts of the Philippine’s 17th National Scout Jamboree held early in December 2019.
The APR Better World Tent, an all-in-one dynamic place showcasing World Scouting’s programmes, services and initiatives, provided a space to discover how Scouts are creating positive change around the world with local projects and international networks. The tent showcased variety of initiatives, programmes and calls to action inspired National Scout Organizations and Scout groups/units to align the community service element of their Scout projects with the SDGs and education for sustainable development.
An average of 3,000 visitors enter the exhibit each day, exploring and learning about World Scouting’s programmes on the sustainable development goals, environment, development, spreading awareness on gender equality, creating a culture of peace through dialogue, and much more. It also included a station for Scouts to know more about Scouting in the Asia-Pacific Region.
As active citizens, Scouts worldwide contribute every day to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through community service. This is possible because of the exciting opportunities our NSOs’ Youth Programmes offer young people to learn about the needs of their local communities and take their first steps to creating a better world.
Inspired by TEDx Talks, Scout Talks were also conducted at the exhibit, featuring speakers carefully selected to discuss specific topics and/or programmes of World Scouting, including inspiring projects and insights from young Scouts.
Scouts who completed all stations and attended a Scout Talk were given Better World badges, courtesy of the Asia-Pacific Region.