Education is fundamental to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. Scouting’s unique Youth Programme is designed to enable young people to be active global citizens and take action around the most pressing social, environmental and economic challenges facing our communities.
Here you will find a range of educational tools, training and resources developed to support National Scouts Organizations. These materials explain the vision behind Scouts for SDGs, and provide practical guidance for how National Scout Organizations can align their Scout Youth Programme, and initiatives under the Better World Framework, to offer new learning opportunities that engage and educate young people about global issues.
For more great resources and best practices related to Scouting and the SDGs, please visit the Youth Programme service on the WOSM Services platform.
Scouts for SDGs Reference Resource
Scouts for SDGs is an unprecedented mobilisation of the Scout Movement that will see 50 million Scouts make the world's largest coordinated youth contribution to the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. This reference resource explains how Scouting and the SDGs are connected, and outlines how Scouts for SDGs will work.
Scouts for SDGs Guidelines
The Scouts for SDGs Guidelines provides guidance around how National Scout Organizations can incorporate education for sustainable development into their national Youth Programme. This comprehensive publication offers advice on how to adapt a Youth Programme to equip Scouts with competencies to take action for the SDGs. The guidelines also highlight how strategic and operational aspects of Scouting can be aligned with the SDGs, drawing on great practices from inside and outside the world of Scouting.
Scouts for SDGs Training
Coming soon in January 2019! This Scouts for SDGs trainingprovides hands-on educational activities and practical exercisesfor Scouts and leaders to increase their understanding about the Sustainable Development Goals.Designed for young people to engage in peer-to-peer development, the training resource offers educational activities and interactive tools to introduce the key competencies forsustainable development.