The Messengers of Peace Heroes Award was created in 2012 to recognize exceptional Scouts, volunteers and professionals for their outstanding work in creating a better world. Each year, heroes are highlighted with a prize and ceremony to inspire other Scouts to pursue great community service.
A call for nominations is now open for this year’s Messengers of Peace Heroes. Individuals, Scouts, non-Scouts, and National Scout Organizations (NSOs) are invited to nominate exceptional grassroots level Scouts to be recognized for their outstanding services to local communities.
The purpose of the award is to:
- To acknowledge and recognise grassroots level Scouting efforts and contributions to community development, the promotion of dialogue, in providing relief in times of need, and in the promotion of a culture of peace as active citizens through service actions.
- To recognise youth engagement and cooperation with community actors in the solution of local issues.
- To raise awareness of the role of young people in creating a better community.
- To strengthen the sense of belonging to a global network of service among Scouts and community actors for sustainable development.
Who can be a Messengers of Peace Hero / Nominee?
- Grassroots Scouts between the ages of 16 and 26 at the time of nomination.
- Scouts who have made a significant contribution to the culture of peace or community development at the local or national level
- 1 male and 1 female per Region
- Nominees can have completed service actions individually or as one member of a project team
- Nominees can be selected to represent an individual or a group effort
- Must be endorsed by their NSO/NSA
Who can Nominate?
- Anyone is eligible to nominate a Messenger of Peace Hero until 27 July 2018 through this form (click here) found at scout.org/mop-heroes.
- The final selection of the Messengers of Peace Heroes is subject to the endorsement of the NSOs.
Heroes are selected based on the following criteria
- Projects and actions inspired by Messengers of Peace, Scouts of the World, World Scout Environment Programme, Dialogue for Peace and any other regional or national Scout initiative.
- Projects must have taken place (or be currently ongoing) in the last 24 months.
- Demonstrated impact of their service project or action in the community.
- Demonstrated participation of the Scout or Scout group in the development and implementation of the project or action.
Final decision by a selection committee comprised of Scouts, former MoP Heroes, WSB staff from the Regional and Global level.
The call for nominations is open from 27 June to 27 July 2018. Submit a nomination here!