In the Gaddafi years, there was little to divert Libyan youth, or for us to get involved in. For me the Scouts was the only place that I could release my energy, and where I could spend time doing something that was both fun and at the same time mattered.
Post-revolutionary Libya brings a very difficult and important time for young people. An over-abundance of weapons, easily obtainable drugs, and tribal conflicts are tearing the country apart. I feel that it is up to Libya’s youth to save the country, or not allow it to be destroyed.
My story is about a Cub Scout leader who is trying to create some normality and order in a place that is still suffering from the scars of the war. I wanted to show the small things that I think are important in life, and which have a great impact on the life of a child. Things that are especially important at this moment in Libya’s history. I wanted to show that there is always hope in a new generation, and that if we take care to protect the young, they could save Libya.