Messengers of Peace Heroes

The Messengers of Peace Heroes Award was created in 2012 to recognise exceptional Scouts, volunteers and professionals for their outstanding work in creating a better world. The award acknowledges and recognises the extraordinary service of young people and their contributions towards community development, the promotion of dialogue and peace, and relief in times of need. Each year, Messengers of Peace Heroes are honoured with a prize at a ceremony that is designed to inspire other Scouts around the world to pursue community service that has a lasting and meaningful impact. Who is eligible to be a Messengers of Peace Hero?

  • Scouts between the ages of 16 and 26
  • Scouts who have made a significant contribution to the culture of peace or community development at the local or national level
  • Nominees can have completed their project either on their own or as part of a team
  • Nominees can be selected to represent an individual or a group effort
  • Nominees must be endorsed by their NSO/NSA

Heroes are selected based on the following criteria

  • Projects and actions inspired by Messengers of Peace, Scouts of the World, the World Scout Environment Programme, Dialogue for Peace and any other regional or national Scout initiative
  • Projects must have taken place in the last 24 months, or be ongoing
  • Service actions or projects must have had a demonstrable impact in the community
  • Demonstrated participation of the Scout or Scout group in the development and implementation of the project or action

The final decision on the award is made by a selection committee including Scouts, previous MoP Heroes, and World Scout Bureau staff from the Regional and Global level


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