Scouts for SDGs that aims to engage our Movement is a mobilisation of 50 million Scouts in making the world’s largest coordinated youth contribution to the SDGs that will deliver two million local actions and an additional three billion hours of community service by 2030.
Scouting’s grassroots contribution to the SDGs takes place everyday and therefore, Scouts for SDGs is not a new World programme or award. Rather, it is a systematic effort to leverage the Scout Youth Programme and the initiatives under the Better World Framework, including the Scout Movement’s flagship Messengers of Peace initiative, to raise awareness and take action for the SDGs.By aligning the Better World Framework initiatives with the 17 Goals as well as offering additional resources, Scouts for SDGs will promote, monitor, and evaluate the vast contribution to sustainable development happening through Scouting activities worldwide under our non-formal education approach.
How will Scouts for SDGs work?
To make the Scouts for SDGs vision a reality, the Scout Movement will offer a series of resources to complement the initiatives under the revamped Better World Framework, including a central SDG hub, training, funding, partnerships, toolkits, and online campaigns to:
inspire young people to become active global citizens by offering them education, training, and learning opportunities through Scouting to explore and advocate for sustainable development.
enable young people with the tools and information to develop key sustainable development competencies, while also building the capacity of National Scout Organizations to offer quality non-formal educational experiences to 50 million Scouts.
deliver young people with competencies for the SDGs that create local actions connected to the SDGs through community service and development projects that are implemented as part of the Scout Youth Programme and Scout initiatives within the Better World Framework.
AS PART OF THE SCOUTS FOR SDGS MOBILISATION, WE WILL DEVELOP AN ENHANCED MONITORING AND EVALUATION SYSTEM FOR SCOUT INITIATIVES UNDER THE BETTER WORLD FRAMEWORK, COMBINED WITH A DEDICATED ONLINE SDG HUB THAT WILL HELP TRACK SCOUTS’ CONTRIBUTION TO THE 17 GOALS.
Our network of partnerships around the SDGs
We know that achieving the world’s largest coordinated youth contribution of 50 million Scouts towards the SDGs requires us to work together with a wide range of partners. Thanks to the generous financial support of the Messengers of Peace initiative and Alwaleed Philanthropies, alongside key multilateral, private, and philanthropic partners, we are ready to mobilise our Movement around a bold commitment for sustainable development.
Together, these partnerships help to produce and distribute engaging programme content that is relevant for National Scout Organizations, and we in turn support those partners to reach an extended network of active young people the world.