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Swords into Plowshares is the blog of the Peacemaking Program and the Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations of the Presbyterian Mission Agency of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).

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January 13, 2013

Scouts say "No Child Soldiers"

Scouts make red handsOn 18 December, Boy Scout Troop 351 from Shawnee, Kansas, joined the effort to end the use of children as soldiers around the world.

Each member of the "Purple Chicken" Troop made a red hand print on purple (it is their color!) paper. They added a message of hope and peace.

Thanks to the scouts and their leaders for joining the international Red Hands advocacy effort to build the consensus that will lead to the day when children are children, not soldiers. Troop 351's red hands will be sent to UN missions of member states that have yet to ratify the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on Children in Situations of Armed Conflict. You, too, can join the effort.

The photo is courtesy of Boy Scout Troop 351, Shawnee, KS.

Categories: Advocacy, Child soldiers , Human Trafficking

Tags: boy scouts, purple chicken, red hands, troop 351

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