Promise to the Planet
Join us and take action for a brighter future
You don’t have to be a scientist to know that climate change is a big deal. As Scouts, we’re committed to finding a global solution because we’re led by young people – and they know whose future is at stake.
From June to November this year, 57 million Scouts from across the world will take a stand and work towards a better world by taking action to reduce climate change. They’ll get hands-on to make a difference wherever they live, use their voices to inspire decision makers, and record their actions for the planet.
This campaign will help us work towards a number of Sustainable Development Goals, including: Sustainable Cities and Communities, Responsible Consumption and Production, Climate Action, Life Below Water and Life On Land - to find out more, head over to the Scouts for SDGs website.
A message from Bear Grylls
1. Choose your action
Act now. Change tomorrow.
#PromiseToThePlanet covers four key areas: recover, recycle, reduce, and rethink. We’ve worked with the experts to suggest a ‘hands-on’ and a ‘use your voice’ action for each area, but it’s up to you what you do to fight climate change.
2. Record your action
Use your voice and join the fight by telling us what you did, so we can keep track of the impact we’re having together. We’ll use this to show world leaders that we’re not prepared to lose our future.
3. Tell the world
We’re not afraid to take a stand. However you want to do it – with a video, a poster, or even a Tweet – add your voice to our movement. A global problem needs a global solution – and it’s down to us to spread the word and get everyone else on board.
Use the Safety checklist to help you plan and risk assess your activity. Additional coronavirus-related controls to think about may include:
- Carry out the activity outside if possible – perhaps use a dining shelter or large tarpaulin if needed.
- Make sure appropriate social distancing is maintained between individuals throughout the activity.
- Ensure hands are cleaned before using any equipment and again straight afterward
- Clean equipment between different users where possible.
- Set up a hand cleaning station that you can use throughout the session.
- Consider how you manage activities requiring close supervision – e.g. increased instruction, face coverings and extra cleaning?
Take it further
If you enjoyed taking action, don’t stop there! You could try and complete all the actions for #PromiseToThePlanet and even come up with more of your own, don’t forget to log each time you do something new to track our impact.
A Million Hands is another great way to take action and provides 'off the shelf' programme resources, co-created by young people and expert charity partners.
The Climate Calculator is a tool developed by WWF and DEMOS that lets you choose climate policies you would like to see in place to help the UK hit its target for greenhouse gas emissions by 2030.