The Messengers of Peace (MoP) is an initiative to promote dialogue, peace and social entrepreneurship which impacts both at the local and national level.

This initiative is also one of Baden Powell’s vision of scouting to be a global network of service to all walks of life, thus the MoP is able to yarn supports from scout organizations which in turns enable scouts to strengthen the youth programs in their own country.

Background

The Messengers of Peace Initiative was launched by the World Scout Committee in 2011. This was also with the support of the King of Saudi Arabia, King Abdullah and the King of Sweden, King Carl Gustaf, who came together to recognize Scouts as “Messengers of Peace”.

The Messengers of Peace Global Network is also started to allow scouts around the world to showcase their idea of community involvement through the social media, therefore telling their stories and working together to inspire each other.

3 Dimensions To Build A Culture of Peace And Create Positive Change

The MoP revolves around 3 educative objectives:

Personal Change – Starts with me

Develop of peace culture and altitude which incorporates into my daily life. To commit in positive change through my action and promote a peace culture

Community Based Change – In my community

Taking up active roles in the community and joining efforts with others to address local issue.

Collective Result – When working together

To promote international cooperation, friendship and understanding thru sharing ideas with others.

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The Messengers of Peace Aims to

Your Journey to the Messengers of Peace Badge

Cub Scouts
(7-12)
Scouts
(12-16)
Venture / Rover
(16-26)
Adult Leaders
(27 Years Old and Above)
InspireBe inspired to get into action and tackle subject matter in the local community.
  • You can be inspired through participating in events/activities, attending talks by subject matter experts, watching an inspirational film or documentary, or even through resources and videos found on social media
  • Think about the kind of impact and outcomes of those materials, and why/how it inspires you
Mentor and supervise TWO (2) different individual(s) or group(s)^ through the completion of their Messenger of Peace programme. Do note that the leader would need to monitor and supervise the mentee through the 4 stages of the MoP (Inspire, Learn & Decide, Do, Share)
EEE should be practiced at this stage.
Encourage individuals or groups to
Explore on activities / events / outreach in the local community that can
Engage in, together with a beneficiary or community partner Gather your support and resources for the project.
Learn & DecideWith the inspirations in mind, think of the possible project that you would like to be involved in. The subject matter should be in relation to your experience that inspired you.
  • You should identify your purpose, beneficiary, your skills/knowledge and your desire outcomes or learning points.
  • Explore and prepare for the project by proposing/discussing with the beneficiary their needs and what you can offer
  • Gather your support and resources for the project
Do*Participate in a service-related project with an organisation/ beneficiary, spending no less than EIGHT (8) service hours in total.Organise in a service-related project with an organisation/ beneficiary, spending no less than SIXTEEN (16) service hours in total.Organise in a service-related project with an organisation/ beneficiary, spending no less than TWENTY FOUR (24) service hours in total.
The project can be done over a few sessions.
Share Share your story with others by letting others know what your project is all about and its impact/ outcomes. You can recount on your experiences, challenges and your reflection so that others can learn from your story.

This can be done in many ways: social media, presentations, displays or even by talking to your friends, family and your community.
Share your experience of mentoring the two individual(s)/group(s) with others by letting others know what your project is all about, the mentoring process, your experience with engaging the beneficiary, and your mentee.

# - Subject matter should be a similar topic throughout the process to encourage a strong learning experience in the desired subject matter

* - The service rendered should be with one single organisation or beneficiary beyond the Scouting community (with the exception of special needs Scouts) to encourage long term engagements and sustainable projects.

^ - The two individual(s) and/or group(s) should be pursuing the programme separately.

Inspire

Be inspired to get into action and tackle subject matter in the local community.

  • You can be inspired through participating in events/activities, attending talks by subject matter experts, watching an inspirational film or documentary, or even through resources and videos found on social media
  • Think about the kind of impact and outcomes of those materials, and why/how it inspires you

Learn & Decide

With the inspirations in mind, think of the possible project that you would like to be involved in. The subject matter should be in relation to your experience that inspired you.

  • You should identify your purpose, beneficiary, your skills/knowledge and your desire outcomes or learning points.
  • Explore and prepare for the project by proposing/discussing with the beneficiary their needs and what you can offer
  • Gather your support and resources for the project

Do*

Participate in a service-related project with an organisation/ beneficiary, spending no less than EIGHT (8) service hours in total.
*The project can be done over a few sessions.

Share

Share your story with others by letting others know what your project is all about and its impact/ outcomes. You can recount on your experiences, challenges and your reflection so that others can learn from your story.

This can be done in many ways: social media, presentations, displays or even by talking to your friends, family and your community.

Inspire

Be inspired to get into action and tackle subject matter in the local community.

  • You can be inspired through participating in events/activities, attending talks by subject matter experts, watching an inspirational film or documentary, or even through resources and videos found on social media
  • Think about the kind of impact and outcomes of those materials, and why/how it inspires you

Learn & Decide

With the inspirations in mind, think of the possible project that you would like to be involved in. The subject matter should be in relation to your experience that inspired you.

  • You should identify your purpose, beneficiary, your skills/knowledge and your desire outcomes or learning points.
  • Explore and prepare for the project by proposing/discussing with the beneficiary their needs and what you can offer
  • Gather your support and resources for the project

Do*

Organise in a service-related project with an organisation/ beneficiary, spending no less than SIXTEEN (16) service hours in total.

*The project can be done over a few sessions.

Share

Share your story with others by letting others know what your project is all about and its impact/ outcomes. You can recount on your experiences, challenges and your reflection so that others can learn from your story.

This can be done in many ways: social media, presentations, displays or even by talking to your friends, family and your community.

Inspire

Be inspired to get into action and tackle subject matter in the local community.

  • You can be inspired through participating in events/activities, attending talks by subject matter experts, watching an inspirational film or documentary, or even through resources and videos found on social media
  • Think about the kind of impact and outcomes of those materials, and why/how it inspires you

Learn & Decide

With the inspirations in mind, think of the possible project that you would like to be involved in. The subject matter should be in relation to your experience that inspired you.

  • You should identify your purpose, beneficiary, your skills/knowledge and your desire outcomes or learning points.
  • Explore and prepare for the project by proposing/discussing with the beneficiary their needs and what you can offer
  • Gather your support and resources for the project

Do*

Organise in a service-related project with an organisation/ beneficiary, spending no less than TWENTY FOUR (24) service hours in total.

*The project can be done over a few sessions.

Share

Share your story with others by letting others know what your project is all about and its impact/ outcomes. You can recount on your experiences, challenges and your reflection so that others can learn from your story.

This can be done in many ways: social media, presentations, displays or even by talking to your friends, family and your community.

Inspire

Learn & Decide

Do*

Mentor and supervise TWO (2) different individual(s) or group(s)^ through the completion of their Messenger of Peace programme. Do note that the leader would need to monitor and supervise the mentee through the 4 stages of the MoP (Inspire, Learn & Decide, Do, Share)

EEE should be practiced at this stage.
Encourage individuals or groups to

Explore on activities / events / outreach in the local community that can

Engage in, together with a beneficiary or community partner
Gather your support and resources for the project.

Share

Share your experience of mentoring the two individual(s)/group(s) with others by letting others know what your project is all about, the mentoring process, your experience with engaging the beneficiary, and your mentee.

# – Subject matter should be a similar topic throughout the process to encourage a strong learning experience in the desired subject matter 

* – The service rendered should be with one single organisation or beneficiary beyond the Scouting community (with the exception of special needs Scouts) to encourage long term engagements and sustainable projects.

Parallel Programmes with Messengers of Peace

Getting Your Messengers of Peace Badge

For the Cub Scout section, please read the below modified submission process

Under the scout.org Terms of Use, only those above the age of THIRTEEN (13) are allowed to create a scout.org account. As such, for the Cub Scouts section, the Cub Scouts Leader are to compile the reflections (Inspire, Learn & Decide, Do, Share) from the Cubs and submit it on the scout.org portal. The reflection are to be clearly labeled with the Cub’s name as this would be used to cross validate with MSDS’s records.

Note: The post must contain each cub’s reflection and not a common reflection by the CSL.

The following instructions would then be applicable to the CSL.

If you are pursuing the MoP under the Adult Leader’s Scheme, please read the modified submission process

Please prepend your project title with “MoP for Leaders : ”

As the reflection is more about the project’s mentoring process and outcome, please make sure to uncheck ”Service Project” and leave the “Service Hours” blank.

Do also include “Adults in Scouting” under the Topics

1. To ensure eligibility, please register before starting the programme, through MSDS’s Youth Programme Registration portal:
http://intranet.scout.org.sg.
The accepted registration will be duly notified.
NOTE: This can be done outside the submission period.

2. Visit scout.org and create an account in the WOSM webpage. Log in if you already have an account.

4. Under the “Explore” menu select “Create”

4. Select “Project” as the category of writing

5. Ensure that the following is entered (This is to ensure the project correctly captures in WOSM’s systems and counts towards your project)

Language – English

Title – Your project’s title

Project Period – The start and end date of the Service Phase of your project

Description

  • Please write your detailed experience and reflection on your project/activity.
  • The description must include all experiences through the four steps in the MoP framework – Inspire, Learn & Decide, Do, and Share.

Pictures – Upload at least one picture of you in action (Ideally not a posed shot)

Project Period – Select the topic(s) that is relevant to your project

Tags – #MoP

Service Hours – Your own individual hours clocked for service (not including meal/ rest time etc)

Number of participants – 1 (as this is an individual post)

Location

  • If it is a local project, please set the venue of your activity/ project as the location.
  • If it is overseas, please set location at SSA HQ (The Singapore Scout Association, 1 Bishan Street 12, Singapore 579808).

SDG – Indicate which of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) your project falls under

6. Upon completion of creating your entry, you will see something similar as below.

6. Once the submission window is open, go to the Better World website at http://scout.sg/betterworld and follow the instructions to submit online.

7. Your submission will then be evaluated and you will be updated subsequently.