Already when I was a child, I learned that water is very precious. We should safe every drop of water. My mother for example is collecting the rainwater and use it for cleaning.
Well, I think that I had already a first contact in my childhood. Being a scout member was my “second” step on this long journey. I was sixteen when I became a member and that really opened my eyes and formed my attitude. I am learning so much for example about the trees and how we can protect the green area.
Our scout rule is “Always leave the place cleaner than you find it.” All in all we should leave this world a little better than we find it. This has been said already by Robert Baden-Powell, the founder of the world scout movement.
It has 80.000 members. Two times a year all leaders in Tunisia are meeting each other to discuss and plan activities together. Every year the citizenship daytakes place in three cities in Tunisia. This day is filled with lots of workshops about environment. In our local group we have lots of environmental projects, too. We start our activities with a knot in our scarfs and everybody who is performing a good deed, for example collecting waste or helping other people, is allowed to remove the knot at the end of the day.
I think that it should be much more protection in this field. That’s why I am so glad to be a scout member. For me the environment protection is still a big journey and I would like to advance this journey step by step.
To be honest at the moment not really, but we plan to do this.
At the beginning of 2018 there are elections in the municipality and it is our aim that there will be in every municipality two leaders of the scouts represent. There are special trainings for the candidates that they can do their own good canvass.
Yes I believe so! Our leaders are very active in their local communities. The people know that they are well informed and they can change something. They will vote for them.
More information about the Tunisian Scouts >>>Interviewed by Amelie Wirth, student of Management of Renewable Energy in Germany; photo author unknown
Awarded with the 1st prize for uniqueness and deepness in the project "Teaching Political Tools to Young People", 2017.published the 24th of Nov 17
Emna Fitouri, studying French, is a scout member since 2006.