As Scouts and Guides worldwide celebrate Thinking Day on 22 Feb the trustees of the Eric Frank Trust will be considering a fresh batch of applications for funding to develop qualities of active citizenship in young people. What qualities would you like to see the supported to make a better world ?

Leadership in Today’s Society

I suggest that in today’s society when considering ‘leadership’ with young people Scouting should always couple that with the need for leadership with ‘values’ – Integrity, Respect, Care, Belief, Cooperation.

Leadership + values = Citizenship = Scouting

But it’s got to be an ACTIVE part of our work wiht young people and not just talk.

Refugees in the UK

The UK Scout Association has published a new Refugee Response Resource pack as guidance for UK Scouting on ways by which Scout Groups can welcome young refugees funded by The Eric Frank Trust.  You can find it at scouts.org.uk/refugeeresponse.  How appropriate is that given the Eric Frank himself was a refugee in the UK.

Messengers of Peace

A comment on the Messengers of Peace website reads:
Every Scout who runs a service project is a Messenger of Peace. Together we create a network of Messengers of Peace all over the world. How great is that in today’s troubled world.

EFT Trustee Honoured

Anne Whiteford – a member of the Board of Trustees of The Eric Frank Trust was presented with the Silver Elephant at  a reception at Baden-Powell House of the Friends of Scouting in Europe on Saturday 18 March for her practical and financial support to The Africa Region of the World Scout Movement   Congratulations Anne !!