About Scouts for SDGs
Scouting’s action-oriented approach to education is uniquely designed to equip young people with the competencies to become active global citizens and contribute to peace and sustainable development.
Over the years Scouting has made any extraordinary contribution to improve the sustainability of our planet, promote peace, and tackle inequality. Already Scouts have contributed more than two billion hours towards sustainable development through World Scouting's flagship intiatives. Now, as a global Movement, we are taking that commitment one step further with Scouts for SDGs - an unprecedented mobilization is engaging 54 million Scouts to make the world’s largest coordinated youth contribution to the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. Along the way we plan to deliver a total of 4 billion hours of community service towards the SDGs. Scouts for SDGs is more than just a campaign or promise, it’s a systematic effort to leverage Scouting's Youth Programme and initiatives under the Better World Framework, including Messengers of Peace, to raise awareness and take action for the SDGs.
Scouts for SDGs features this online SDGs hub and a range of educational tools, training and resources developed to support National Scout Organizations in aligning their Youth Programme and other activities with the SDGs.
This initiative also leverages financial and in-kind contributions from the World Scout Foundation and a wide network of partners, including United Nations agencies and non-governmental organizations, to support local projects led by Scouts.