• Lyndsey Lipson

Israel Scouts leading the way in co-existence

The Israel Boy & Girl Scouts Federation works hard to promote joint activities, with the aim of bringing about mutual acquaintance that will lead to relationships of friendship and respect among members of all the ethnic groups and religions that are members of the Federation: Jews, Arabs and Druze.

The flagship project of the Federation is the coexistence circles project. The project, which runs annually from November until June, aims to connect between Scout groups from at least two communities, through 4-5 meetings hosted by different groups.

Every coexistence circle includes between 50 and 200 participants, aged 15 to 16-years-old.

Other activities include shared visits and joint activities of Arabs and Jews in summer camps and hikes as well as joint representation of the State of Israel at international conferences abroad, and when hosting overseas delegations in Israel.

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