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WELCOME TO THE SCARF CIRCLE!

The Scarf Circle is the monthly giving programme of the World Scout Foundation offering new ways to support Scouting worldwide. 

Your monthly gift will allow us to provide more resources to support long-term projects and will also assist projects on the Scout Donation Platform which have nearly reached their funding goal, but are running out of campaign time.

Give your support to the projects and Scout regions you care about

Are you concerned about the health conditions in Africa? Want to support Scouts to be ready to take action in case an emergency strikes tomorrow? You’re concerned about climate change and want to support environmental projects worldwide? Or you believe it is important to prepare Scouts to be the leaders of tomorrow? These are just some of the many areas you can support. 

Think about what is needed to make the world a better place and help the Scouts that are working to achieve this, sometimes with very limited resources. They are doing fantastic work around the world and with your help the impact on their communities could be even bigger! 


Get involved!

You can start by making a monthly donation to the Food for Life Fund, the Ticket to Life Fund and/or the Emergency Fund. In the next phase, we will open a Leadership Fund as well. You can also make a one-time donation, but your impact will be much greater when you start making monthly donations!

The Scarf Circle has five different levels of membership, which will allow you to select the monthly gift amount that best suits you, starting with only $1.00 per month on the Junior level for our young members under the age of 25.

 

 

  • Cyclone Kenneth Relief: Scout solidarity with the Comoros

    On 24 April, the Tropical Cyclone Kenneth impacted in the Indian Ocean off the coast of Africa between Madagascar and Mozambique killing at least seven people and injuring more than 200 others in the sovereign archipelago nation of Comoros. Wezombeli–The Scout Association of Comoros–mobilised their members to assist the population when the cyclone warning was issued.



    Before the impact of the cyclone

    The General Commissioner and his colleagues joined the National Crisis Management Unit under the guidance of the Comorian Ministry of the Interior where they shared their expertise working shoulder to shoulder with the authorities and the most relevant national NGOs and coordinating many of the actions carried out before, during and after Cyclone Kenneth made landfall.

     

    The Preventive actions


    The Scout leaders participated in the think tank for the response strategy to prepare for the eventuality of Cyclone Kenneth. Scouts contributed to raising awareness among the population of the cyclone warning and organised preventive actions to strengthen the security of houses across the country.

    The cyclone made landfall with all its power in the North-East of the island where there are 4 active Scout groups. One of them is Scout Ngoulou located in Mbeni, a small city of 6500 inhabitants. Before the impact of Kenneth, about 40 of its members worked on the ground supported by elements of the National Development Army and the Red Crescent of the Hamahamet region.

    Following instructions given by the Civil Security of Comoros (COSEP­­), they cut down more than 40 trees to avoid possible damage, especially those near houses–and reinforced around 70 of the very fragile sheet metal houses by laying bags of sand and stones on the roofs to withstand the power of the wind. Thanksfully, they held, saving a total of one hundred homes and families. However, the Scout group regretted that they did not have sufficient resources to do more, as they were able to cover the entire area of Hamahamet Mboinkou.


    During the impact of Cyclone Kenneth


    The Scouts of Comoros helped the Comorian Red Crescent and other rescue groups to evacuate victims to secure areas. After the impact, they worked on the decluttering of streets and assisting the poorest families with reconstruction so they could return to their houses in this period of the holy month of Ramadan. The Scouts were everywhere, but they had a challenge with visibility because most of them have no uniform. Some of them only had a scarf and others had nothing more than their Scout attitude and goodwill to help their neighbours with a big smile on their faces.


    After the impact


    On the morning of 25 April, after reconnaissance and assessment of the damage on the ground in the region of Itsandra, the Ngome Scout Group organised a gathering of Scouts and non-Scouts to form teams of volunteers on the West side of the main island, leading the operations to repair roofs and clear the roads, helping families to move to safer places and distributing food to the poorest families, in addition to the preventive actions they took before the hit.


    The damages


    The cyclone destroyed 3818 houses and severely damaged another 7013 leaving 45,000 people in need of assistance and shelter, including 20,000 people internally displaced, many of which are children.



    Kenneth's winds and rains destroyed almost 80% of farms, more than 35% of the fruit trees and approximately 60–80% of the staple food crops, which will have a significant impact as agriculture is the main economic sector in the Comoros. With the start of Ramadan this week, the loss of staple food crops will cause food shortages and price inflation for other foodstuffs.


    Cyclone Kenneth left great damage in a country where almost 50% of the population is under the age of 15 and half of the population lives below the international poverty line of $1.25 USD per day.


    The World Scout Solidarity


    Wezombeli, the Scout Association of Comoros, has launched an appeal to the international Scout community for urgent funding to support its relief and recovery efforts on the island. Can we count on you?

    Donate now!
    The funds to be collected here will mainly be used for:

    • The purchase of building materials like metal sheets, rafters, cement, paint, etc.
      to support the reconstruction of Scout houses affected by the cyclone.

    • Equip the Comoros Scouts with basic tools
      to face these kind of catastrophes in the future.

    • Provide the Scouts working in affected areas with a Scout uniform
      to increase their visibility and help them stand out from other NGOs.

    How your donations will help the Scouts during an emergency?

    For the first 3 months, all monthly donations made through this appeal will support the relief efforts of Wezombeli, the Scout Association of the Comoros, related to Cyclone Kenneth. After this, they will go to the Emergency Fund of the World Scout Foundation so we can continue our work helping other Scouts whenever disaster strikes. In the unlikely event that the funds raised exceed funding requirements for this appeal, your gift will also go to our Emergency Fund. 

    Follow the post-cyclone actions of Wezombeli, the Scout Association of the Comoros on the blog Emergency Fund Stories

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  • BP-Coins

    The BP-Coin is the virtual currency of The Scarf Circle that rewards you for every action you take to keep the Circle active and growing.

    BP-Coins will help you to measure your engagement and leadership, challenge your networks and reward you for taking part in online and offline activities reserved only for members. BP-Coins will also assist you to get free level upgrades within the Scout Scarf Circle. More options will be released in the coming months.

    You will also collect BP-Coins every time you recruit a new member or a donor as well as when the friends you recruit get involved. 

    Visit the public profiles of our members to discover how they earned BP-Coins. There are plenty of opportunities to earn BP-Coins! If you decide to keep your member profile private, you will still collect BP-Coins, but they will not be displayed publicly. You are free to change your privacy preferences at any time in your account settings.

    Get engaged by reaching out to your networks, by inviting your friends to sign up, by engaging new donors, by spreading the word, etc. Pay special attention to the pages whith the BP-Coin and hints explaining how to earn more BP-Coins.

    Challenge your friends to take the next step, after all, this is part of the magic of Scouting and as with everything we do in Scouting, it’s much more fun to do it together with friends!

     

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  • Featured project



    Being Prepared to
    assist Scouts in emergencies

    When disaster strikes, Scouts are always amongst the first-responders. As trusted and skilled members of their communities, they are uniquely placed to assist relief efforts following earthquakes, typhoons and manmade catastrophes.

    Donate to the Emergency Fund before disaster occurs to equip Scouts with the necessary resources to immediately take action.



  • Featured project

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    Every successful project starts with a dream

    Scouts work hard raising funds for their projects on the Scout Donation Platform. Thanks to the many contributions (smaller and larger) made by a large number of people, already 69 projects have been fully funded in the past 12 months, but this number can be greatly increased with your help!

    Donate now to help us top up the last 20% of projects that are reaching the end of their campaign deadlines and are not yet fully funded, to ensure that the project leader gets the full amount needed so their dream project can become a reality.

     

  • Featured project

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    Tackling food security in Sub-Saharan Africa

    The Food for Life project enables Scouts to help their families and communities achieve household food security by growing their own food in home and commercial gardens, predominantly in countries in Africa.

    Donate monthly to Food for Life to
    provide long-term support tackle food insecurity and feed hungry Scouts and their families.


     

  • Featured project


    The hope of a better future for street children

    The Ticket to Life project transforms the lives of street children and young people living in extremely difficult circumstances. Through Scouting, they obtain nurturing, mentoring, food and skills and are supported to continue their education.

    Donate monthly to Ticket to Life to sustain this project and change the course of these young people’s lives for the better.

      

  • Level upgrades

    If you are a member of The Scarf Circle, all your donations will be taken into account to your future upgrade including monthly and one-time donations.

    Get a free upgrade collecting BP-Coins

    The Scarf Circle recognizes your for the time you invest helping us to get our community of donors active growing giving you BP-Coins every time you take an action. 

    Ones you collected enough BP-Coins to level up your membership they will be automatically deducted from your account in
    exchanged for a free level upgrade that recognizes you for a higher level of support given to World Scouting throught The Scarf Circle. You will keep the remaining BP-Coins.

     

    From

    To

     You will get a free upgrade when you collect

    New member

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    120 BP-Coins

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    1080 BP-Coins

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    Gold

     1800 BP-Coins

    Gold

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    3000 BP-Coins

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    6000 BP-Coins

     

    All levels will be granted on January 1st and will remain valid until December 31st. In the case that the amount you donated where enough to level up before January 1st you will be instantly upgraded, and your membership will be valid until December 31st next year. Then you will have more than 12 months to keep your level or level up again.

    You can change the amount of your monthly donation, suspend it temporarily or cancel it at any time. In the case you would like to make any change please get in contact with us to find the solution that fits you the best. 

    Downgrades

    In the case, the accumulative donations you made along the year or the BP-Coins you collected were not enough to keep your level, it will be downgraded to the previous level for the next year.

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  • Donate Monthly and join The Scarf Circle

    The Scarf Circle is the monthly giving programme of the World Scout Foundation and a community of leaders committed to supporting World Scouting.

    Every day, Scouts are changing the world for the better in more than 169 countries. They are identifying issues in their communities, tackling them through life-changing projects and then these projects are being upscaled to have an even greater impact. Scouts can achieve a great deal with limited resources, relying on their phenomenal volunteer networks, advanced leadership skills and boundless passion to undertake lifesaving actions to respond to disasters and emergencies. You can rely on Scouts to keep their Promise to do their best to help other people when the unexpected happens.

    Imagine what Scouts could do with long-term funding and sustainable resources!

    Your monthly gift will allow us to provide long-lasting support and more resources to long-term projects and give an extra hand to specific projects seeking for funding through the Scout Donation Platform.

    The Scarf Circle has five different levels recognising you for all the donations made within the qualification period which runs from 1 January (or the date of your first donation or registration) until 31 December of the same year. You have uo to 12 months to fullfill your level or level up! You are free to select the amount of your monthly gift according to your possibilities starting by as little as $1.00 per month on the Junior level for our youth members under the age of 25.

    Join The Scarf Circle and support incredible Scout projects by donating regularly and/or motivating your networks to generate additional support.

    The Circle levels are based on the donations as follows:


    Level

    Accumulated donations per year

    Reach it with
    a monthly donation of:

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    $12

    $1

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    $120

    $10

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    $300

    $25

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    $600

    $50

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    $1200

    $100


    As soon as you have donated the amount linked to a level your level of membership will be upgraded.


    Scouts around the world are running extraordinary projects creating a better world.
    With your help, we can make their efforts go even further!

    Besides monthly donations, you can also collect BP-Coins—a virtual currency that rewards your contributions made by promoting the programme to get free level upgrades. Learn more about the BP-Coin.

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  • Latest from the blog

    Cyclone Kenneth Relief: Scout solidarity with the Comoros

    On 24 April, the Tropical Cyclone Kenneth impacted in the Indian Ocean off the coast of Africa between Madagascar and Mozambique killing at least seven people and injuring more than 200 others in the sovereign archipelago nation of Comoros.
    Continue reading

    Supporting Dreams one shoe at a time

    Ana, an 11 year old Scout, dared to dream of a way to recycle what she no longer needed as a gift for others. She asked her mother to help her to donate three pairs of shoes that were too small for her and together they established a project online to grow the number of donations. Others joined in and they were able to open 10 collection centres in the city.
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    Scout flood relief for over 250 families in Myanmar

      Last May, Scouts in Myanmar participated in a first five-day basic rescue training organized with Yangon Rescue Organisation. The training covered rescue techniques and healthcare services in emergency situations including CPR and first aid. At that time, Phyo Thura Win, National Disaster Management Coordinator of Myanmar Scouts, stressed the importance of rescue training saying “As Scouts is also about helping people, we need to know rescue techniques to save people’s lives.” As Scouts, they were keen to Be Prepared for any eventuality.  
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  • Supporting Projects

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    Donate monthly to ensure the long-term sustainability of World Scouting’s flagship projects and allow these successful models to be multiplied to meet the needs of even more communities worldwide.

    Your support to these projects will be used to give street children a brighter future, skills and education through Scouting; tackle food insecurity and malnutrition in young people and their communities; and to develop the leadership capacity of young people worldwide, better equipping them to lead impactful sustainable development projects in their communities.

     

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