Continue to live out the Scout Promise and Law in challenging times
The World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM) is deeply saddened by the news on the bomb blasts that took place in Brussels yesterday. Our deepest condolences and sympathies go to the family and relatives of those affected by the attacks. We pray that they will remain strong and calm during this difficult time.
We would like to thank the World Scout Bureau Europe Support Centre for the effort made in confirming that our employees and Scouting and Guiding friends in Brussels are safe.
News of the blasts in Brussels remind us of the senseless terrors that have pervaded the world we live in. In recent months, terrorist attacks have taken place in various parts of the world -- Istanbul and Ankara in Turkey; Côte d’Ivoire, Burkina Faso and Nigeria in Africa; Kiev in Ukraine; Paris in France; and the list goes on. Our thoughts and prayers are with all the victims and their families, and we hope that they will find comfort and solace in their faith.
Our message to all 40 million plus Scouts in the world is: Don’t stop doing what you are doing. Continue to believe and live out the Scout Promise and Law. Continue to do good in your community. Continue to be Messengers of Peace, embracing diversity and practising inclusion. Show your community and the world that together we can help stop this senseless terror and create a better world where everyone lives in peace and harmony.
|João Armando G.
Chairperson, World Scout Committee
|Scott A. Teare
Secretary General, WOSM