The time has come! 2011 means "Our World - Our Challenge". Join us while we give our total dedication to the climate issue!
Since 1.1.2011, our annual campaign "Our World - Our Challenge" has been up and running in both Germany and South Africa. This year, the Deutsche Pfadfinderschaft Sankt Georg and the South Africa Scout Association are working together to set an example on how to live and act in a climate-conscious manner.
For the DPSG, the focus of the campaign is the "climate bet". The aim is to have all of the groups use different actions to contribute to climate protection in their everyday life. Each action allows them to collect climate action points! These action points can then be traded in for a climate champion badge.
Furthermore, there will be a lot of activities involving climate protection and South Africa in our large Pentecost camp in Westernohe. We hope that our climate ambassadors, Sally and Mduduzi from Mpumalanga, will have the opportunity to greet many groups there.
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.