Better World Framework


The Better World Framework is a set of coordinated programmes, campaigns, calls to action, partnerships and events designed to develop the competencies of young people to become global active citizens by taking action around issues related to sustainable development.


The Better World Framework helps National Scout Organizations(NSOs)align their educational objectives related to active global citizenship and community development with the 17 Sustainable Development Goals(SDGs). 


NSOs can use the Better World Framework to connect community development initiatives with specific SDGs and competencies for sustainable development. In doing so, NSOs will be part of a common monitoring and evaluation system to measure Scouting’s total contribution to the SDGs. 


Together the programmes, campaigns, calls to action, partnerships, and events under the Better World Framework are learning opportunities within the Scout Youth Programme, and offer a platform to develop new resources and support partners to engage young people around education for sustainable development.



Initiatives under the Better World Framework




Messengers of Peace

A flagship educational programme that engages Scouts in building a global culture of peace and justice through millions of individual and community service actions. Developed in partnership with Alwaleed Philanthropies.



World Scout Environment Programme

An educational programme that connects young people with nature and enables them to take action to protect the environment, tackle climate change, and provide support following natural disasters. Developed in partnership with the World Wildlife Fund.



Scouts of the World Award

A voluntary service award programmethat engages Scouts aged 15 to 26 years old in a local project to explore and take action around a social, environmental or economic issue impacting their community. 



Dialogue for Peace

A educational program that invites Scouts to become ambassadors and advocates for peace through intercultural, interreligious, intergenerational, intergender and social dialogue. Developed in partnership with KAICIID.



Scouts Go Solar

An educational programme to raise awareness about affordable and clean energy, and equip Scouts with the skills to build a more solar-powered world. Developed in partnership with SOLAFRICAand Greenpeace.




A campaign that invites Scouts to become advocates for gender equality and make the HeForShe commitment to take action against gender bias, discrimination and violence. Developed in partnership with UN Women.


Patrimonito Scout Badge

A programme designed to raise awareness and mobilise young people around World Heritage preservation and promotion, challenging young people between the ages of 15 and 26 to carry out their voluntary service at a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Developed in partnership with UNESCO.



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