The Volvo Adventure - opportunities for Scouts
The Volvo Adventure is an educational programme that rewards environmental activities and the decision-makers of the future. Run in partnership with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) that has been recognising and rewarding practical actions (projects) undertaken by young people from all over the world to solve local environmental problems. This has been a golden opportunity for Scouts and NSO’s to receive help in preparing and delivering their environment projects and have them recognised internationally by environmental organizations.
Participants have the chance to compete and win financial donations towards the implementation of their projects. It is also an opportunity to become part of an international network which is actively engaged in solving environmental problems as well as participating in an adventure that offers a chance to meet and make new friends from all corners of the world and share best practices. This event is also a means to attract international recognition of the participants projects.
In order to participate interested parties can register by visiting the dedicated page on Scout.org and enter teams from their school, or community for either of the two awards below. Once registered, everyone will have access to download the free educational materials that draw on 10 years of running the competition and working with young people from around the world.
The Volvo Adventure: for students/Scouts between 13 and 16 years old who are working in teams of 2-5 and are actively involved in devising and managing an environmental project. Once registered they simply download the guidelines, go to the publishing tool and enter the project details online before 31st January 2011.
Bob the Bunny Cartoon competition: for those under 13 years of age working in teams of three. Once registered, they download the entry form and start on their cartoon. The best cartoons featuring Bob will be published on the website and the team producing the best entries will be invited to Sweden.
We look forward to seeing your projects. Good luck and remember – it could be your project in the 10th anniversary final!
Should you want further information or have questions, please feel free to contact Mr. Farouk Bouraoui –firstname.lastname@example.org, who is supporting Environment Education at the WSB.