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Declaration of Climate Emergency

Declaration of Climate Emergency

The science is clear, we are facing an unprecedented global emergency and we must act now. As Scouts, we’re committed to finding a global solution because we’re led by young people – and they know whose future is at stake.

The UK Government announced a climate emergency on 1st May 2019, Worcester City Council, Herefordshire Council have declared climate and ecological emergencies & as of 5th June 2021 we Scouts Hereford & Worcester are joining them.  We hope from this we can support, inspire & lead both Scouts and our local communities to work towards taking action to save our planet.

But this isn’t about us as a County just declaring climate and ecological emergency & leaving it at that.  We want to involve all of our members & local communities to join us, working together to create long lasting changes to help protect the planet for everyone.  Over the next few months we will releasing lots of different resources to help us all come together & make a real difference.

The first step is getting our sections, groups & units to declare your own climate and ecological emergencies showing your local communities the role we can play.  To help you do this we have put together a toolkit showing everything you need to think about & do to declare you own emergencies.

We would absolutely love to celebrate and recognise all our sections & groups that make a climate announcement! So please send us a copy of your declaration and a photo of your ‘Prepare, Declare, Do’ activities to heretohelp@scoutshw.org.uk.  We can recognise your efforts on social media and send your section/group a Certificate of Declaration for display in your HQ/meeting place.

Once you have done this head over to The Scouts website as well and as part of Promise to the Planet record your actions showing everyone what you have been up to:

www.scouts.org.uk/about-us/help-others/promise-to-the-planet/

We will be providing more resources and support over the coming weeks and months to keep up the momentum with you amazing work. We will post them here, social media and in the County’s monthly emails, so keep your eyes peeled!

Nature and the outdoors are languages that can be learned. Once you identify a beech tree, tie a clove hitch or cook a simple meal over a fire that you’ve built yourself, you’ll never forget it.'
Bear Grylls, Chief Scout Bear Grylls