Saudi Arabia Donates $3 Million to the World Scout Foundation

Donation Supports Gifts for Peace Program to Promote Cultural Understanding

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - May 7, 2009) -

WHAT:  Saudi Arabia's Minister of Education and President of the Saudi
       Arabian Boy Scouts Association, HH Prince Faisal bin Abdullah bin
       Mohammed and HM King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden, Honorary Chairman
       of the World Scout Foundation, will announce on Friday, May 8, 2009
       a $3 million donation from Saudi Arabia to the World Scout
       Foundation peace initiative. The initiative is intended to inspire
       young people of all faiths, nationalities and cultures to build
       bridges of peace through projects emphasizing education,
       understanding, tolerance and respect for others. Gifts for Peace
       was created under the patronage of Custodian of the Two Holy
       Mosques Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz in November 2001 at a
       Scouting Conference in Riyadh.

WHY:   The World Scout Foundation has issued a challenge to youth across
       the globe to help build peace one community at a time and recently
       signed a historic agreement with Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Scouting
       Association to participate in youth and leader exchange program to
       further promote understanding of different cultures. Saudi Arabia's
       King Abdullah is supporting the global peace program, which already
       includes Scouts in 110 countries. The Gifts for Peace is the World
       Scout Foundation's key centennial program for all Scouts to tackle
       local issues and make a difference in their communities.  The Gifts
       for Peace are gifts of education, understanding, tolerance and
       respect for others, given by Scouts in the form of community
       projects to other young people and their communities in order to
       help to build a better world.

WHO:   HM King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden, Honorary Chairman of World
        Scouting Foundation
       HH Prince Faisal bin Abdullah bin Mohammed, Minister of Education,
        Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
       Bob Mazzuca, Chief Scout Executive, Boy Scouts of America
       Lars Kolind, Chairman, World Scouting Foundation

WHEN:  Friday, May 8, 2009
       3 p.m.-4 p.m.

WHERE: Boston Harbor Hotel
       John Foster Salon
       70 Rowes Wharf
       Boston, MA 02110

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Contact Information: CONTACT: Shereen Soghier 202-368-4192