Data from within and outside Scouting will be gathered and analysed to better understand the current status of our Movement. This stage will capture the new trends, needs, and challenges facing young people, as well as society today and in the future. Through surveys, focus groups, and academic analysis, the research will provide a solid foundation to develop our new vision and next Strategy for Scouting.
Key strategic priorities for the Movement will be identified and a prioritisation workshop held with stakeholders groups and representatives of National Scout Organizations to reflect on the results of the previous stage and start building a draft of our next Vision and Strategy for Scouting.
Validate and receive feedback on the drafts from WOSM’s stakeholders, including young people, local adults in Scouting, NSO leadership, WOSM structures and external partners. We will leverage existing large events for this, such as the World Scout Jamboree, JOTA-JOTI and Regional Events. This phase will also see a resource assessment of the proposed strategy, and the start of the development of the first Triennial Plan (2024-2027) that will implement the new proposed Strategy
Following validation and finetuning of the draft proposed Strategy, the approval phase will ensure WOSM’s formal democratic procedures and structures are engaged in reviewing the proposal, including endorsement by the Regional Committees and the World Scout Committee prior to it being brought for formal approval at the World Scout Conference in August 2024. This will also be the moment where we will celebrate the achievements of our then completed Strategy, Vision 2023 and turn to the future.
Following approval of the Strategy at the World Scout Conference, support assets will be rolled out to NSOs to help the adapt their strategic plan to the new Strategy for Scouting. An internal process in the WOSM structures will also be initiated to assist a focused effort of all levels of WOSM to help us move forward towards achieving the new Strategy.