Messengers of Peace project "Peace Platform: Scouting unites the Ukraine" has started in Ukraine. Thus All-Ukrainian Youth Public Organization "National Organization of the Scouts of Ukraine" (NOSU) has joined the global movement of scouts aimed at making our world a better place.
Today there are up to 50,000 scouts in Ukraine. However they operate separately within four national scout organizations and more than 30 separate regional scout groups which have no common program of action or a single educational proposal for the society. Ukrainian scouts at the moment are not so eager to unite their efforts in education of the young generation of Ukrainian citizens.
The main objective of the project - promotion of the Scout Movement under the auspices of the WOSM through trainings and roundtables on preparing adult scout leaders as well as PR-activities in all the regions of Ukraine.
The project is planned to develop friendly cooperation between the scouts from all regions of Ukraine under the framework of NOSU. As the scout leaders in Ukraine have traditionally been active citizens and have a great impact on public opinion the project will help to unite Ukrainian people, overcoming stereotypes and prejudices of residents of different regions of Ukraine.
The official start of the project will be given on April 28, 2012 in the framework of Ukrainian Centennial Scout Forum, which will bring together participants from all regions of Ukraine, as well as scouts from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Lithuania, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Russia and other countries.