The world scout and guide movements have just released this statement
Scouts and Guides call for peace in the Middle East
The World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM) and the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) have released the following statement regarding the conflict in the Middle East:
‘It is with increasing concern that we see conflict and tension flaring up in the Middle East. Both WOSM and WAGGGS have many members in Israel, Lebanon and Palestine and we are worried about their safety and that of their families.
When we became a Scout or a Guide we all made a lifelong Promise to 'help other people at all times' and to be a 'friend to all and a sister/brother to every other Scout/Guide'. One of the most important and fundamental principles of our great Movement is to work towards a peaceful world. Both within the countries now involved, and on the outside, we all have a commitment to try our best to bring peace, understanding and security where there is conflict, misunderstanding and fear. We reach out to all our members, past and present, to do their utmost as Scouts and Guides to bring this misery to a swift end and to rebuild the communities in the region that have already suffered too much.’