World Organization of the Scout Movement

For more than a century, the World Scouting Organization has been a leader in conservation. In the next 100 years, Scouting is taking the initiative to a new level — from stewardship to sustainability, and from “leave no trace” to leaving the world a better place.

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World Organization of the Scout Movement

Sustainability is a consideration in both design and day-to-day actions. It means thinking about people, the environment, and systems, and how they're all interdependent. It means not shortchanging tomorrow by just thinking about today.

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New World Scout Ambassador Bear Grylls Launches the Largest Global Youth Mobilisation for the SDGs
New World Scout Ambassador Bear Grylls Launches the Largest Global Youth Mobilisation for the SDGs

11 months ago - Millions of young people around the world know Bear Grylls as a Global adventurer, TV host and best-selling author with a passion for Scouting. Now, as the new Chief Ambassador for the entire global Scout Movement, Bear is getting behind an unprecedented mobilisation of 50 million Scouts to improve the sustainability of our planet.

Boothster proud to work with the Boy Scouts of America on their latest sustainable tradeshow booth design
Boothster proud to work with the Boy Scouts of America on their latest sustainable tradeshow booth design

1 year ago - The Boy Scouts of America is one of the nation's largest and most prominent values-based youth development organizations, providing programs for young people that build character.

How STEM Scouts Creates a Learning Culture Beyond the Classroom
How STEM Scouts Creates a Learning Culture Beyond the Classroom

1 year ago - A group of scientifically-inclined 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students in Northern New Jersey Council are learning lessons beyond just science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). Through team work, experiments, and exciting topics, the STEM Scouts program is helping these young geniuses develop character, leadership, and academic strengths they’ll use long after their school days are behind them.

Sustainable Brands Gathers Global Brand Innovation Leaders at SB’18 Vancouver
Sustainable Brands Gathers Global Brand Innovation Leaders at SB’18 Vancouver

1 year ago - Sustainable Brands kicks off its largest community gathering today with Sustainable Brands '18 Vancouver at the Vancouver Convention Centre West in Vancouver, British Columbia.

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The BSA Launches Historic ‘Scout Me In’ Campaign Inviting Girls and Boys to Experience Adventures Through a Cub Scout’s Point of View
The BSA Launches Historic ‘Scout Me In’ Campaign Inviting Girls and Boys to Experience Adventures Through a Cub Scout’s Point of View

1 year ago - The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) made history today by unveiling the new Scout Me In campaign that features girls, as well as boys, in its iconic Cub Scout program for the first time. Starting this summer, all kids are invited to say, “Scout Me In,” as they join the fun, adventure and character-building opportunities found in Cub Scouts. The campaign presents an energizing Scouting experience that speaks to kids by putting them in the middle of the action. It also engages parents who are looking for ways to make the most of the time they have with their kids and help them to be Prepared. For Life.

Global Leaders Convene to Identify Multi-Stakeholder Approach to Address the SDGs
Global Leaders Convene to Identify Multi-Stakeholder Approach to Address the SDGs

1 year ago - Sustainability is at risk. And whilst the risks that go beyond climate change may be less well-understood, they are just as pressing. That was the message at the first meeting of the European Union’s Multi-Stakeholder Platform on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) on 10 January in Brussels.

Sustainable Brands Allures Global Brand Leaders to Copenhagen Conference
Sustainable Brands Allures Global Brand Leaders to Copenhagen Conference

1 year ago - BASF, Danone, SC Johnson, UPS and others share research, tools and insights at SB’17 Copenhagen  

The BSA Expands Programs to Welcome Girls
The BSA Expands Programs to Welcome Girls

2 years ago - Today, the Boy Scouts of America Board of Directors unanimously approved to welcome girls into its iconic Cub Scout program and to deliver a Scouting program for older girls that will enable them to advance and earn the highest rank of Eagle Scout. The historic decision comes after years of receiving requests from families and girls, the organization evaluated the results of numerous research efforts, gaining input from current members and leaders, as well as parents and girls who’ve never been involved in Scouting – to understand how to offer families an important additional choice in meeting the character development needs of all their children.

How the Scouts' 2017 National Jamboree Will Spotlight Local Agriculture
How the Scouts' 2017 National Jamboree Will Spotlight Local Agriculture

2 years ago - Those attending the 2017 National Jamboree are in for a delicious treat! As part of a new partnership with the Boy Scouts of America, the West Virginia Department of Agriculture will bring locally sourced food to campers at the Summit Bechtel Reserve during next month’s national event. This dynamic relationship will benefit not only the organizations, but also surrounding communities.

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Scouts to Embark on Worldwide Service Project Leading Up to 2019 World Scout Jamboree
Scouts to Embark on Worldwide Service Project Leading Up to 2019 World Scout Jamboree

2 years ago - Imagine the impact of the world’s 50 million Scouts each spending 10 hours to better their communities over the course of 50 days in 2019. This is the vision of the first-ever “Season of Service” announced today as a worldwide service project leading up to the 2019 World Scout Jamboree, a celebration of Scouting attended by youths from more than 165 countries. Supported by the World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM) for the 2019 World Scout Jamboree, the Season of Service effort will give every Scout the opportunity to be involved in community service and to share their experiences with others. In hosting such an effort, we hope to inspire a global movement of volunteerism and leadership by example.

Sustainable Brands Hosts Influential Brand Leaders at SB’17 Detroit
Sustainable Brands Hosts Influential Brand Leaders at SB’17 Detroit

2 years ago - SAN FRANCISO, May 22, 2017 – Sustainable Brands® kicks off its largest community gathering today with Sustainable Brands’17 Detroit at the Cobo Center in downtown Detroit. Over 2,000 business executives along with their teams from 35+ countries across the globe are attending the conference and Activation Hub. In addition, there is anticipated record breaking livestream viewership in collaboration with Detroit Public Television (DPTV).

Sustainable Brands Unveils Programming for Activation Hub at SB’17 Detroit
Sustainable Brands Unveils Programming for Activation Hub at SB’17 Detroit

2 years ago - SAN FRANCISCO, May 17, 2017 – Sustainable Brands® recently unveiled the session schedule for the Activation Hub at SB’17 Detroit, running May 22-25th at the Cobo Center in downtown Detroit. The Activation Hub is the action-centered space within the conference program that allows attendees to collaborate on new tools, resources and ideas to accelerate sustainability-led innovation.

Boy Scouts of America Opens Its Doors to Transgender Boys
Boy Scouts of America Opens Its Doors to Transgender Boys

2 years ago - The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) made history on Monday, announcing that it will begin accepting members based not on the gender listed on their birth certificates, but by the gender indicated on their application. The new policy, which is effective immediately, opens the door for transgender boys to join both the Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts programs. With communities and state laws interpreting gender identity differently, BSA felt the practice of determining eligibility based on an individual’s birth certificate — which they have done for more than a century — was no longer sufficient.

Boy Scouts of America Partners with Mother Nature Network to launch Earth Badge Initiative at 2016 Sustainable Brands Conference
Boy Scouts of America Partners with Mother Nature Network to launch Earth Badge Initiative at 2016 Sustainable Brands Conference

3 years ago - At the 2016 Sustainable Brands conference in San Diego, the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) announced a new environmental initiative – Earth Badge – to help more families and communities become actively engaged in outdoor activities and environmental projects. Developed by the Boy Scouts of America in partnership with Mother Nature Network, Earth Badge is a historic journey into BSA’s iconic heritage and unparalleled library of environmental and outdoor knowledge combined with new, innovative and relevant content that will be accessible to a new and broader population of youth and families.

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Boy Scouts of America Votes to Allow Gay Scout Leaders
Boy Scouts of America Votes to Allow Gay Scout Leaders

4 years ago - The governing body of the Boy Scouts of America voted Monday to end its decades-long ban on gay scout leaders. The organization's national executive board, meeting in Texas, concluded that the policy of excluding gay adults "was no longer legally defensible." The decision was approved by 79 percent of the board. While the national ban is gone, effective immediately, local scouting units retain the ability to reject gay applicants for leadership positions if hiring them would violate the unit's religious beliefs. The Boy Scouts national organization said it would defend any local scouting group's "good faith refusal" to admit a scouting leader based upon the group's religious principles.

More Than a Badge: What We Can Learn About Sustainability From the Boy Scouts
More Than a Badge: What We Can Learn About Sustainability From the Boy Scouts

4 years ago - My recent meeting with the Boy Scouts of America and their suppliers radically shifted my view of what the Scouts are about. My impression of the Boy Scouts was stuck in my experience as a Scout back in the ‘70s. As a middle schooler, I joined the Scouts to hang out with my friends. I loved the outdoor activities and the pursuit of merit badges.

Earth Day Network, World Organization Of The Scout Movement, Boy Scouts Of America Commit To One Billion Service Hours Around The World Over Next Five Years
Earth Day Network, World Organization Of The Scout Movement, Boy Scouts Of America Commit To One Billion Service Hours Around The World Over Next Five Years

4 years ago - WASHINGTON, April 17, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In commemoration of Earth Day's 45th anniversary, the World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM) commits to Earth Day Network to donate one billion service hours to local service projects over the next five years, including - planting millions of trees that will capture carbon, reduce soil erosion, provide and protect natural habitat and improve the quality of life for people.  

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