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… on the environment, in recognition of the enormous challenges facing our planet, and the important role of young people in creating a more sustainable world. World Scouting’s focus on the environment not only reflects the Movement’s own values and its goal of creating active citizens, but also its commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and to strengthening our World Scout Environment Programme to create a bigger impact. As the centrepiece of its environment programme, Scouting has established a network of 28 Scout Centres of Excellence for Nature and the Environment (SCENES) around the world (cf. FNEL’s Misaershaff:, with some achieving international recognition for excellence in environmental education and management. The centres enable Scouts, the local community and other visitors to connect and engage with the natural world, by providing a range of hands-on activities designed to nurture a passion for nature – a key value of Scouting – and a determination to do something positive for the environment.

Claudine SCHEECK