Gifts for Peace
Gifts for Peace is a key programme for all Scouts to tackle local issues and make a difference in our local communities - a fitting way to celebrate our Centenary.
Scouts worldwide are managing conflict without violence, challenging prejudice and encouraging greater solidarity.
The projects are being coordinated at a national level and cover a wide range of social issues including bullying; child soldiers; child labour; marginalised groups; religious intolerance; street violence and gangs; peace conflict resolution; health awareness and working in support of human rights.
What are you doing to make the world a little better?
Here are some ideas:
Contact your National Scout Organisation
Take a look at the ScoutPAX toolkit
Discuss this at your local Scout meetings
Millions of Scouts are working for Peace, taking action within their communities through Gifts for Peace projects and speaking out, sharing their thoughts and wishes through multi-media peace messages.
At the 21st World Scout Jamboree, Scouts recorded their messages for peace through open source software, working to spread tolerance and understanding whilst helping to reduce the digital divide. These were recorded as video clips, audio clips, photographs and computer graphics.
You can design your own messages to share with others. Click here to access the Open Source Peace Messages activity (Pack 4 of the Join-in-Centenary resource) for ideas and useful links.
Discover the peace messages
ScoutPAX is a tool to help plan and implement the Gifts for Peace projects.
It is full of information, planning guides, activities, web-links, stories from National Scout Organizations and examples of projects for Scouts of all ages.
By participating in the Gifts for Peace projects, Scouts will be making an enormous contribution towards building a more peaceful world - what better way to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Scouting in 2007?
Use ScoutPAX at local and national level.
Find and use the parts that are relevant to your community and projects.
Translate useful sections into local languages.
Distribute copies of the kit to your Scout leaders.
Navigate the website and explore the links.