Refugee Week takes place every year across the world in the week around World Refugee Day on the 20 June. In the UK, Refugee Week is a nationwide programme of arts, cultural and educational events that celebrate the contribution of refugees to the UK, and encourages a better understanding between communities. The Scouts decided to mark this special week by sharing the film of our Moving Connections: Scouting and displaced people project.
On Sunday 16 June The Scout Heritage Service was delighted to join other organisations for a day of activities at the V&A to engage visitors in the weeks theme of “you, me and those that came before”. Families explored the stories of Scouts work with refugees and displaced people and create word trees which were covered with empathetic words describing the experiences of those effected by displacement.