Messengers of Peace Heroes Award

The Messengers of Peace Heroes Award was created in 2012 to recognize exceptional Scouts, volunteers and professionals for their outstanding work in creating a better world. Each year, heroes are highlighted with a prize and ceremony to inspire other Scouts to pursue great community service.

A call for nominations is now open for this year’s Messengers of Peace Heroes. Individuals, Scouts, non-Scouts, and National Scout Organizations (NSOs) are invited to nominate exceptional grassroots level Scouts to be recognized for their outstanding services to local communities.

The purpose of the award is to:

  • To acknowledge and recognise grassroots level Scouting efforts and contributions to community development, the promotion of dialogue, in providing relief in times of need, and in the promotion of a culture of peace as active citizens through service actions.
  • To recognise youth engagement and cooperation with community actors in the solution of local issues.
  • To raise awareness of the role of young people in creating a better community.
  • To strengthen the sense of belonging to a global network of service among Scouts and community actors for sustainable development.
  • Grassroots Scouts between the ages of 16 and 26 at the time of nomination.
  • Scouts who have made a significant contribution to the culture of peace or community development at the local or national level
  • 1 male and 1 female per Region
  • Nominees can have completed service actions individually or as one member of a project team
  • Nominees can be selected to represent an individual or a group effort
  • Must be endorsed by their NSO/NSA

Who can Nominate?

  • Anyone is eligible to nominate a Messenger of Peace Hero until 27 July 2018 through this form (click here) found at
  • The final selection of the Messengers of Peace Heroes is subject to the endorsement of the NSOs.

Heroes are selected based on the following criteria

  • Projects and actions inspired by Messengers of Peace, Scouts of the World, World Scout Environment Programme, Dialogue for Peace and any other regional or national Scout initiative.
  • Projects must have taken place (or be currently ongoing) in the last 24 months.
  • Demonstrated impact of their service project or action in the community.
  • Demonstrated participation of the Scout or Scout group in the development and implementation of the project or action.

Final decision by a selection committee comprised of Scouts, former MoP Heroes, WSB staff from the Regional and Global level.

The call for nominations is open from 27 June to 27 July 2018. Submit a nomination here!