Apr 19, 2014
First Training of Scout Solar Ambassadors at Kandersteg International Scout Centre (KISC)The Scouts Go Solar project (SGS) is an environmental partnership between the World Organization of the Scout Movement, Greenpeace and Solafrica, a Swiss NGO, working in close collaboration with the Kandersteg International Scout Centre (KISC) in Switzerland. The partnership started in July 2013 as Scouts from all over the world were trained at KISC to become Scout Solar Ambassadors. There they gained practical experience on how to organize and run solar energy activities with children and young people and on basic solar energy principles, including self-assembling of a solar torch for Scouts, a do-it-yourself solar suitcase for camps and a solar campfire. They were then encouraged to bring the projects back to their own organizations.
May 13, 2014
The Scouts go Solar programme is introduced into two official pilot national scout organizationsSolar Ambassadors introduced the Scouts Go Solar programme in their national scout organization (NSO), which resulted in two official Pilot NSOs in 2014: One in Manila with the Boy Scouts of the Philippines and a second in Islamabad with the Pakistan Boy Scouts Association.
Aug 05, 2014
Kandersteg International Scout Centre goes solarKandersteg International Scout Centre (KISC) installs a set of solar panels for the top of one their lodges in cooperation with Greenpeace and Solafrica. The solar panels help to power the Kander-Lodge, and KISC started implemented Scouts go Solar activities within their programming. See more at: http://www.kisc.ch/media-centre/latest-news/scouts-go-solar/
Sep 16, 2015
Official Launch of the Scouts go Solar Programme and Solar BadgeThe Official Launch of the Global Scouts Go Solar Programme and the Solar Badge took place on the 16th Sep 2015 on the occasion of the APR Workshop on Environment Education in Scouting (see http://scout.org/node/105276).
Jan 10, 2016
Global Scouts Go Solar Coordinator is installed to coordinate solar energy projectsA Global Scouts Go Solar Coordinator was installed in January 2016, based in Islamabad. The goal is to connect and support Solar Ambassadors world wide and to Implement the Scouts Go Solar programme on a national level in the two pilot countries (Pakistan and Philippines) as a model for other national scouts organisations to adapt.
Apr 19, 2018
Scouts go Solar training of trainers events are held across the globeTo test the activities on ground, training of trainers events for Scout Leaders and workshops for Scouts held during national jamborees have been introduced to Scout groups in Philippines, Pakistan, Brazil, Kenya, Mexico, Peru, Ivory Coast, Namibia, Indonesia and many other countries.
Nov 16, 2018
Scouts Go Solar starts its alignment with SDGsScouts for SDGs is a mobilisation of 50 million Scouts that leverages the Scout Youth Programme and the Movement’s initiatives under the Better World Framework, including the flagship Messengers of Peace initiative, to raise awareness and take action towards the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The World Scout Environment Programme will provide education for sustainable development, which will contribute to the development of key competencies in young people and the achievement of SDG7 Affordable and clean energy, SDG11 Sustainable Cities and Communities, and SDG12 Responsible Consumption and Production.
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