Join over 130,000 scouts in Germany and South Africa by doing something for your environment
A central element of this year's annual campaign is our bet. A bet always has something to do with a challenge. And we, the members of the Deutsche Pfadfinderschaft St. Georg and South African Scout Association, will rise to the challenge this year. For we bet that we can manage to collect as many climate action points (CAPs) as possible and, in doing so, help counteract man-made climate change.
For each action which the DPSG groups select from a list, they are collecting CAPs. Even if each group only performs one action, we will have saved a huge amount of energy by the end of the year! The actions range from refusing to buy bottled water and cycling to the scout meetings, to switching household power over to green electricity. There is something for everyone! And we must not forget - each individual watt saved is important! The aim of the actions is to make our lives more environmentally friendly. Whether it be at home, in the group meeting, with the local group or at scout camps.
For climate change affects us all. As scouts, we have a particular awareness of this, for even Lord Baden Powell requested that you: "Leave the world a bit better than you found it." And this is exactly what we intend to do. Let us collect CAPs, let us show that we, as scouts, take our environment seriously and let us provide proof of this. Together with famous betting partners, we intend to reach our goal and thus make our environment a bit better for our successors.
1.1.2011 - Start of the annual campaign
The 2011 annual campaign starts at the beginning of January. Local scout groups throughout the whole of Germany start projects, work on the subject of climate change and learn about South Africa. At the same time, our friends from the South Africa Scout Association start working on their annual campaign.
The bet's online counter goes online. Climate action points are entered and collected here!
10.6.2011 - 13.6.2011 (Pentecost)
The 2011 annual campaign "Our World - Our Challenge" is presented to approximately 4000 Scouts during Pentecost. They experience directly just what they can do to counteract climate change. A representative of the Federal Minister for the Environment, our patron, will be talking to the young climate protectors.
24th September 2011: International Day of Climate Action
This is the day on which we draw the attention of committed people all over the world to the issue of climate protection. On the International Day of Climate Action, environmentally friendly mobility and a commitment to global climate consciousness are dealt with under the motto "Moving Planet". DPSG groups will hopefully also be active at the places where they live. The main objective is that groups show initiative!
In the autumn, the collected climate action points can be traded in for climate action badges. Anyone who has managed to collect at least 100 points will have shown that he/she is a true climate-conscious scout.
The 17th COP (the "United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change") is taking place in Durban, South Africa. In the World Organisation of Scouting Movement's delegation, scouts from the Deutsche Pfadfinderschaft St. Georg and the South Africa Scout Association will also be present during the negotiations. On the sidelines of the conference, scout groups from Germany and South Africa will be drawing attention to their work and the annual campaign.