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Declaration of Climate Emergency

The science is clear and we are facing an unprecedented global emergency. We must act now.

Scouts are led by young people and they know whose future is at stake. As a result, we are committed to finding a global solution.

Worcester City Council and Herefordshire Council, alongside the UK government, have declared climate and ecological emergencies. As of 5th June 2021, we, Scouts Hereford & Worcester, joined them.  Through this, we hope 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 just declaring climate and ecological emergency & leaving it at that.  We want to involve all our members & invite local communities to join us as we work together to create long-lasting changes that will help protect our planet for everyone.  Below, you will find lots of links to activities and resources to help us make a real difference.

UPDATE: Join our Climate Assembly & Workshop Day on Sunday June 12th – more information HERE

Step 1

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 love to celebrate and recognise all 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’ll recognise your declaration on social media and send you a Certificate of Declaration for display in your HQ/meeting place.

Step 2

Next, head over to The Scouts website and record your actions as part of Promise to the Planet. Share what you have been up to.

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

Step 3

Here are some quick links for activities you can run in your sections. Keep your eyes peeled for updates!

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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