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Scouts Canada Supports the Scouts of Ukraine

March 11, 2022

As a movement and lifestyle, Scouting empowers youth with core values and skills that nurture their personal development, inspiring them to make meaningful contributions to their communities, the environment and the world at large.

The needs of our time are vast and span the globe. As an organization built on local ties across the country, Scouts Canada is woven into the fabric of Canadian communities and joins a larger quilt of National Scout Organizations to form the World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM). We are uniquely positioned to instill goodwill, appreciation and acts of kindness; when we live our values and work together to make a positive difference, we can widen our impact.

Ukrainians are receiving in an influx of solidarity and support from Scouts around the world and in neighbouring countries as the ongoing humanitarian crisis unfolds in the country. Through acts of solidarity and generous donations to the ongoing fundraising appeal, the Scout Movement has united in a show of strength and compassion for those being impacted by the conflict in Ukraine. 

In only a few days, WOSM exceeded their $100,000 fundraising goal for the Scouts of Ukraine, so that they may provide food, medicine, sleeping equipment, necessary supplies and psychological support to people and communities impacted by the conflict.

Now, WOSM has raised the funding target to $250,000 to generate even more support and direct additional funds toward neighbouring National Scout Organizations providing essential services and assistance to those displaced by the conflict in Ukraine.

Scouting has a long and proud history of promoting peace, dialogue and human rights, including the rights of children all around the world, particularly in areas where conflict arises.

Your generous support and solidarity is needed by the National Organization of Scouts of Ukraine to coordinate emergency humanitarian relief efforts in Ukraine and the surrounding region.

 

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WOSM SERVICES

How to talk to children about war

As the conflict in Ukraine unfolds, National Scout Organizations and Scout Leaders can play an important role in educating children and youth about peace, and talking about the effects of war.

 

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How To Talk To Kids About What’s Happening In Ukraine Right Now

Talking to kids about the war in Ukraine

How to talk to children about the conflict in Ukraine

MESSENGERS OF PEACE

Around the world Scouts are engaged in local efforts to build a lasting culture of peace and dialogue. From small actions to large community service projects, young people are tackling local issues, responding to natural disasters, leading peace-building activities, standing up for gender equality, working to make refugees feel welcome and driving meaningful progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals.

To design your own project in support of those impacted by the conflict in Ukraine, visit the Messengers of Peace for guidelines and more information. 

SCOUTS IN CANADA MAKING A DIFFERENCE

Xavier Pitman — 27th Guelph

For his Chief Scout Award project, he's collecting sleeping bags and donations for buying sleeping bags, to support Ukrainian refugees in Poland.

His goal is to collect 5,000 sleeping bags!

To support Ukrainian refugees through Xavier's project contact sleepingbags5000@hotmail.com.

1st Southfields

In addition to writing, drawing and mailing messages of support and hope for the Scouts of Ukraine, 1st Southfields are also Messengers of Peace.

The Troop is raising funds by selling Wicked Shortbread cookies (in the Caledon, ON area) to support humanitarian aid efforts and displaced people in the Ukraine conflict zone. Deadline to order is noon on Sunday March 13th.

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Baloo’s Badge Bin

Want to support efforts toward Ukraine humanitarian aid?

Baloo’s Badge Bin is using the “Stand with Ukraine” badge to raise funds, with all profits being donated to the World Scout Foundation/WOSM fundraiser.

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20th Scarborough West

20th Scarborough West 

20th Scarborough West walked a combined 132km in 2 hours in a morning to help raise funds to support humanitarian aid efforts in and around Ukraine.

Ukrainian Easter eggs

1st  Conception Bay South

The 1st Scouts in Conception Bay created Pysanky last weekend, Ukrainian Easter eggs they are auctioning off to raise money for support efforts in Ukraine.

SCOUTS CANADA PROGRAM ACTIVITIES

If you want to introduce youth to conversations around allyship, belonging and appreciating diverse cultures, we invite you to try one of these!

Being an Ally

What does it mean to be an ally, and wow can we help others—beyond simply saying we support them?

A Feeling of Belonging

What is it like to be included and excluded from a group? How can we help people in our Section and community feel welcome?

Where Do We Stand?

It can be hard to talk about conflicts in the world. Start small by speaking about different topics impacting our world and share your thoughts.

Get that Lingo!

It’s challenging to learn a new language, but it can make a big difference in making someone feel welcome! Can you learn to say ‘hello’, ‘goodbye’ and ‘welcome’ in Ukrainian?