In order to raise awareness about solar energy amongst the young, SHAAMS supported scouts activities
during a national Rally that took place in Lebanon on May 3, 2015, and organized by Les Scouts du
Liban. In a move to help kids become responsible leaders and citizens in the future, the Rally introduced
educational games about solar energy, with the support of the Chamber of Commerce, Industry and
Agriculture of Beirut and Mount Lebanon.
More than 3,000 scouts, coming from all over the country, played active games that introduced them to
ways of using the sun to produce electricity. Scouts played as well puzzles and received hints on good
habits for energy saving, on other forms of renewable energies, and on the problems faced when relying
on fossil fuels. The activities were animated by “Taqa” and “Shams” characters, which have the meaning
of “Energy” and “Sun” in Arabic.