Messengers of Peace NSO Guidelines on Programme & Network
This document aims to support National Scout Organisations (NSOs) in the implementation of the Messengers of Peace Programme and in obtaining the Badge; it also describes how to activate the Messengers of Peace Network. The content also includes references to other programmes within and outside WOSM to support NSOs to understand the connection between the Messengers of Peace Programme with other local and world initiatives and external members with aims similar to those of WOSM.
The guidelines also seek to highlight elements of Scouting already fostering a Culture of Peace at different levels and to support the introduction of additional tools in any context that the NSOs and adult leaders find suitable. Within its pages, NSOs an adult leaders will find tools, practical steps, and best practices that would highlight reinforce, and foster the role of Scouting in constructing a Culture of Peace both within the Scouting context and extending beyond to local communities. To promote and foster the content of these guidelines among young people who
are beneficiaries of the Youth Programme, please refer to the How to Become a Messenger of Peace booklet which provides basic information on the process on how to get involved as a Messenger of Peace.
As stated in its name, this publication provides some orientation. Each NSO will develop its own approach on how to integrate the Messengers of Peace Educational aspect, badge, and Network in its own agenda and structures.