Emerson said that there is no history, only biography. Peace Scouts educates children about the lives of peacemakers. Many of these peacemakers had humble beginnings before they make a significant mark toward human progress. Children learn about the peacemaker and the attributes that characterize this peacemaker on an individual level, as well as collectively in the group. Adult facilitators draw upon many different types of activities to expand the groups understanding, through the following activities: trust-building games, interactive group discussions, service projects, or community guest speakers.
Peace Scouts started as an idea after 9/11. I kept hearing how 9/11 would forever change the world. And I thought does it have to change the world only in a negative way? Later that day, as I watched the overall exuberance of South Sound children playing together during swim lesson, I felt a great relief in the children’s ability to express joy and laughter. And that’s when the idea came over me, like a big a-ha.
A small group of parents and community members are working to establish Peace Scouts into an incorporated organization working to provide peace education to children throughout the world. We have receive request for participation from individuals in Canada, Japan and Africa.
Please consider learning more about peace scouts by contacting me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call me at (360) 628-6050.
Mary Coacher (Founder of Peace Scouts)