Ahmed, here is your new scarf: may it remind you of the one you left back home!

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Scouts and Guides contributing to refugee support activities in their local communities in Europe (16): a story from the island of Kos, Greece:

“Yesterday, two groups of Scouts from Ελληνικός Προσκοπισμός left for the islands of ‪#‎Λέσβος and ‪#‎Κως where they spend the weekend and joined volunteers from other civil society organisations engaged in refugee support activities.

For a couple of hours, children, young people and their families will be able to leave behind their hardship and boredom and the children can do what other children would do on a sunny afternoon: have fund and play games!

One of them boys who joined the activities in Kos is Ahmed. He is from Syria, where he and his family had to leave everything behind when they fled the atrocities of war. No time to pack the scarf, though. Because Ahmed is a Scout and was a member of the local group of the Scouts of Syria back home in his village in Syria.

All children went back to the refugee centre tired but with smiles and laughter. They will certainly be back for another day of games and fun activities tomorrow with the Scouts of Greece. And Ahmed will proudly wear his new scarf, which he received from his Greek friends!”

This activity is made possible thanks to support received from the World Scout Foundation.

If you are involved in a similar refugee support activity, let us know and we will share it, too!