“Our World – Our Challenge” is the title of this year’s Annual Action of troops, units and districts of the Deutsche Pfadfinderschaft St. Georg (DPSG), one of the National Scout Organisations in Germany.

After the Rights of the Child and a number of successful partnership projects with the Asociación de Scouts de Bolivia (ASB) in 2010, this year, activities and projects of Scouts and Guides of DPSG will deal with the climate situation of our planet. The project’s partner is the Scout Association of South Africa (SASA).

Again, a project team has put together a comprehensive activities’ handbook, which presents a range of ideas for projects as well as in-depth background knowledge on the subject. A professionally design web site (www.ourworld-ourchallenge.de) facilitates the thematic approach to the Annual Action while at the same time providing a platform for exchange of ideas and targeted public relations.

Following the legacy of the founder of the Scout Movement, Robert Baden-Powell, to do our best to leave the world a little better than we have found it, a bet was placed in the centre of the Annual Action: “We bet, Scouts of DPSG, can – together with the Scouts in South Africa – positively influence the climate situation. Together, we aim at contributing to considerably lowering the CO2 emissions.”

The project’s web site includes a betting barometer: for each activity run in the framework of the Annual Action, so-called “Climate Action Points” are given away. After one hundred points the Scouts will earn the unique “Climate Champion Badge” as visible sign of their efforts (the badge cannot be bought or obtained otherwise).

Bet, that this will be a very successful Annual Action!

More information about the DPSG Annual Action 2011:

Deutsche Pfadfinderschaft St. Georg: www.dpsg.de/aktionen/jahresaktion2011/
Scout African Scout Association: www.scouting.org.za/climatechange/


Rupert Schildböck
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Rupert Schildböck

Rupert comes from Austria and is the Executive Assistant to the Regional Director. His responsibilities include internal and external communications and administrative assistance in Regional events.

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