Peace Scouts are teams of boys and girls in search of the “Powers of Peace.” Partnering with caring adults, children explore what peace means to them and how they can contribute to a peaceful world. Children learn how active peace is by studying the lives of people who have dedicated themselves to peace and by completing hands-on projects to share with their communities. Peace Scouts makes peace active, alive and fun!
In Olympia Washington, Peace Scouts started Lincoln Peace Circle in January 2003 by six parents and continues to supplementing the alternative schools curriculum by taking the scouts out into the community to perform field work. For information about Lincoln, please call Mary Coacher at (360) 357-9220.
In 2004, Garfield Peace Circle started as an extension of the school’s afterschool program where children choose from a variety of enrichment activities. Garfield Peace Scouts enjoy experiential learning that is orientated toward service learning and the performing arts.
Roosevelt Peace Circle is a parent cooperative — each year as new parents become a member of the co-op, they share jobs and offer multiple peace circles during January to March. For information about Roosevelt, call Jill Johnson at (360) 481-4071.