Chosen at random from among a group of Scouts during a WSF trip to evaluate a Messengers of Peace project in Honduras – one of hundreds of projects we could have chosen to evaluate - this young man, Benjamin, is for me a symbol of the millions of lives touched by Scouting.
I’ve seen for myself this year among the Syrian refugees many ‘Benjamins’ helped and supported by the Lebanese Scouts, or during our visits to Philippines and Ethiopia, Benjamin’s story is repeated again and again.
Quite simply, Scouting changes lives. It takes young people, inspires them to dream – to see a future – and to reach for it!
Siegfried Weiser, Chairman WSF