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  • Haiti Scouts

    I know that it is very early after the earthquake but does anyone have any good ideas on what we could do later to help the Scout units in Haiti.
    They have a Cub Scouts - 8 to 11.
    Boy Scouts - 11 to 17.
    Rovers - 18 to 22.
    Besides the normal scouting program they also do alot in other areas to help others in their country.

  • #2
    All I know is from the Wikipedia article on Scouts d'Haiti.
    Scouts there work on developments projects.
    Complicating relief efforts in Haiti is how much disruption there is...
    As of last night our President hadn't been able to communicate with their President. The archbishop there passed away in the quake. The UN lost many and so it will take a while for information to come through.
    Donations ($) is a need and there are many respectable organizations there, like the Red Cross and Habitat for Humnaity.

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    • #3
      I tried to find a website or some sort of contact for Scouts of Haiti, with no success. I imagine it might be some time before they have much contact with the outside world.

      But I thought it might be a worthwhile service and friendship project for our Scouts to make contact with them. Perhaps there is some way we can help their Scouts get re-established.

      Any ideas?

      Ken

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      • #4
        THeres some information on the world organisation of the Scout movement website here
        http://scout.org/solidarite-haiti

        of which the text below is an extract:
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        Solidarity with Haiti : Call for international donations

        Geneva, January 14th 2010 After the violent quake which struck Haiti, World Scouting is mobilising in order to help the 30'000 Scouts of Hati so that they can come to the aid of the stricken population. In the name of World Scouting, a message of solidarity and compassion, was sent to Haitian Scouts, even though it is very difficult to get into contact with them for the moment. A volunteer cooperation specialist from Scouts et Guides de France (Scouts and Guides of France) is on site in Port-aux-Princes, to support the coordination of the international Scout aid.

        A precise indication of what the needs are of the stricken families in terms of goods of first necessity, has been made possible thanks to the contacts, although limited, that have been made at this time. In fact, the 30 000 Haitian Scouts are essential relays between the emergency NGOs and the local population. Their action during the hurricane of 2008, has shown their capacity to act efficiently in operations of clearing, cleaning, decontamination and also by taking care of children that have been left to their own devices, as well as by building emergency camps.
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        above text taken from http://scout.org/solidarite-haiti

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