Send us your feedback on Draft 1 in English, French, Spanish & Arabic by 1 November!
Scouts from Algeria and Mauritania play tug of war during the outdoor activity day

Developing our next strategy

Based on stakeholder input, we developed a first draft of the next Strategy for Scouting, known as “Draft 1”, which outlines the key building blocks of our new strategy. Inspired by Scouting’s mission, it aims to guide the Scout Movement and WOSM over the next decade, defining its aspirations and desired impact as we continue to create a better world.

We are on track to release “Draft 2” in early January 2024, with a final draft expected to be presented for approval at the 43rd World Scout Conference in August 2024.

Our Draft 1 strategy

3 impact statements for the world around us

highlighting the change we want to
see and contribute to in the world around us.

Scouting acts towards… creating a peaceful and inclusive world, free from discrimination, ensuring safe and equal opportunities for everyone.

Scouting acts towards shaping a world where youth are barrierbreakers and bridgebuilders, decision-makers and active citizens, empowered by core competences and values developed through Scouting. 

Scouting acts towards… building resilient communities, where people are conscious and empowered to adapt, mitigate, and take on climate change, leading the way for environmental sustainability, climate resilience, and positive impact, locally, and globally.

4 strategic priorities for the Scout Movement

to strengthen the delivery of our educational programme to achieve our impact

Scouting will continuously innovate its educational programme, delivering a transformative and competency-driven learning experience serving the needs and interests of young people worldwide. 
We will implement these programmes through the Scout Method, embracing the diversity of our Movement and amplifying it through accessible digital solutions that are fun, rewarding, and engaging. 
Scouting will enable young people to feel free and confident to be themselves by ensuring an environment where everyone is safe, well, protected, and supported
We will train responsible volunteers to be ready to prevent and respond to harmful situations and empower young people to keep themselves and others safe and well
We will adopt a global mindset across the Scout Movement that recognises safeguarding and all forms of well-being as essential to achieving our mission. 
Scouting’s membership will reflect the diversity of the societies it serves and will lead the way to increase and broaden our reach into new communities. 
We will remove barriers, reimagine our programme, attract more diverse volunteers, and reshape our organisations to actively provide every young person with the opportunity to join Scouting.
Scouting will actively recruit, train, and retain a growing and more diverse group of committed and motivated volunteers to deliver quality programmes through fun, meaningful, and rewarding experiences
We will offer flexible and accessible volunteering opportunities, providing learning experiences and recognition that strengthens an individual’s development, inside and outside Scouting.

3 strategic priorities for Scout Organizations

to strengthen our national, regional and world structures

Good Governance, Financial Sustainability
Scouting will champion efficient, transparent, and accountable governance structures that are simple, innovative, aligned, and united, reflecting the diversity of our membership and our commitment to youth leadership.
We will be financially sustainable, enabling the Scout Movement to expand and serve its growing range of local communities worldwide. Our income sources will be ethical, diversified, and innovative, built on strong financial management and resource mobilisation strategies with partners and donors.

Impact Measurement & Digital Transformation

Scouting will be an adaptable and responsive organisation, in tune with the needs of Scout Movement. We will foster innovation and accelerate digital transformation across all levels of our organisation.
We will make informed decisions that strengthen our impact, using rich data collection, evidencebased reporting and learning platforms to develop a clear and systematic understanding of our work. 

Communications, Partnerships & Advocacy

Scouting will be a united, vocal, and influential actor, defined by our values and clearly positioned as a safe, impactful, and trusted global youth Movement. 
We will be a leading actor for non-formal education, working with a strong network of partners who share our vision to empower young people to take on the world’s greatest challenges.
Download Draft 1 in Arabic, English, French, and Spanish by clicking here.

Developing a new Vision Statement

Exciting developments are on the way! A new vision statement (succeeding Vision 2023) is coming in the fourth quarter of 2023. Until then, you have the opportunity to give feedback on the draft of the next Strategy for Scouting as this will provide the building blocks for the final vision statement. Get a better understand of the thinking behind this latest draft by reading the background information.
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Strategy for Scouting workshop in Germany

More than 60 representatives from 30 National Scout Organizations and WOSM structures gathered in Pforzheim, Germany for a workshop as part of the development of the next Strategy for Scouting. Three days of intense discussions built on extensive research to further evaluate the current and future context of Scouting and identify necessary changes. It also explored how WOSM’s brand refresh and the implementation of the strategy can be strengthened among the network’s 174 Member Organizations.
"I am so grateful for the opportunity to take part in building the next Strategy for Scouting. It was an unforgettable experience and gave me a better understanding of the challenges and opportunities our young people are facing and, in turn, what we are facing as NSO leadership"
Vicki Hawkins
WOSM Operational Framework Volunteer
"The workshop ... will definitely lead to an amazing plan and path for the future of Scouting to reach more and more young people. It fostered collaboration, learning, and networking, leaving me inspired and equipped to contribute even more effectively to the growth and development of our beloved Scouting Movement"
Ram Prasad Bhattarai
Chief Executive Officer, Nepal Scouts

Photos from the workshop