5 December - International Volunteer Day is an opportunity to thank the volunteers from around the world that support World Scouting through donating their time and talents in a whole variety of ways.
Hundreds of thousands of volunteers strive to help young people around the world with their Scouting programmes and activities on a daily basis. And on behalf of 28 million Scouts worldwide - each and every one of you is an asset to the Movement.
In addition, Mr. Rick Cronk, Chairman of the World Scout Committee wishes to send a special message:
On December 5th each year, we celebrate the "International Day of Volunteers" in Scouting.
The most powerful force in our efforts to deliver an exciting Scout programme to as many young people as we can possibly reach, are the skills, enthusiasm and care of our volunteers.
Volunteers are passionate Mums, Dads, neighbours, men and women, adults old and young who are deeply concerned for the safety, character and feelings of self worth in the lives of children.
To all volunteers in every corner of the world, we thank you.
Without you there would be no Scouting.
Peace be with you,
To read about how others benefit from volunteering in Scouting click here.
**Please share this message with your network of volunteers in Scouting by clicking on the "Tip a friend" link in the right-hand column. If you wish to send it in another language other than this one, you may choose your language in the top navigation bar.
Image 1: World Scouting volunteers run an activity in the World Scout Centre at this year's Jamboree.
© WSB / J.Inostroza