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UNESCO Biosphere badge launched

Scouts earn badge for environmental work

A new programme is encouraging Scouts to become more aware of the environment.

The UNESCO Biosphere badge was launched earlier this week, by the Scout Association of the Isle of Man.

It's the first one to be introduced in the British Isles, and includes a series of challenges relating to the UN's Sustainable Development Goals.   

Scout Commissioner for the South of the Island Gil Costain-Salway says there are shared values:

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