The Outbreak of the Corona Virus known as well as COVID 19, brought with a lot of challenges and novel realities for a lot of people around the globe. Thousands have had their life cut short, others served and lost their lives on the front line in the fight against the Virus. Many others served in the battlefield supporting all those on the front. Many tried to make a difference in one way or another. How they did it is of little importance, but how they managed to acheive the same objective is a marvellous act.
Humanbeings when faced with a common enemy join forces and forget the differences that they have between themselves. The rainbow has paid a good part to ensure that there is hope, hope of better futur, hope that there is light at the end of the tunnel and hope to be part of the new normal after the Covid 19 is defeated one the vaccine is found.
This was a time to stop and think. It was a time to think deeply into a number of things. The Covid 19 gave us the opportunity to step on the breaks to slow down the speed at which many of us are spending our lives. Mother Nature as always, was the first to show us that there is another way, and soon engulfed itself into a manifestation of its beauty for all to see. Silence is golden, the proverb goes, and mother nature in its substile and queit ways showed us the clear waters of water canals in Venice, animals of all sorts started to be seen more frequently, when the world of industry changed to a lower gear.
In Scouting we have so far seen all this or most of it. Scouts have found ways to keep the continuity of everyday scouting alive and healthy, We have been there for our younger brothers and sisters in Scouting, and to an extent also are part of bringing HOPE for others not so much involved in the Scout Movement. Apart from the everyday challenges we meet because of the Covid 19, Scouts have found ways to adapt the programs into digital representation and have made huge efforts to make it as execiting and attractive as when scouts meet in groups during their weekly meetings or outdoor activities. It has been so far, an interesting learning curve for many of the Scout Leaders, and their invaluable involvement in these difficult times are the pinnacle of giving service to others, which translate into better days ahead with a lot of HOPE.