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.
Discovering the SDGs Action Kit
This action kit provides hands-on educational activities and practical exercises for young Scouts and leaders to increase their understanding of the SDGs. Specially designed for young people to engage in peer-to-peer development, it offers interactive tools to introduce the SDGs and competencies for sustainable development in a Scout meeting setting. Comprising an activity kit and an activity sheet, the contents, may also be adapted for a two-day training workshop.
Download the Discovering the SDGs Action Kit - available in English, French, Spanish and Arabic
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.
Download the Scouts for SDGs Reference Resource - available in English, French, and Arabic
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.
Download the Scouts for SDGs Guidelines - available in English and French
Scouts for SDGs in the Community
Scouts for SDGs in the Community outlines the updated Better World Framework as a portfolio of world initiatives categorized in four thematic areas of education. The thematic areas focus on global issues and trends affecting young people and diverse communities for the next decade. The educational initiatives and their challenges inspire young people to participate in their local communities and strengthen their active citizenship while collaborating with different partner organizations. Learn how your National Scout Organization can incorporate this and other resources alining them with SDGs
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Download the Scouts for SDGs in the Community document (English)
Scouts for SDGs and the Better World Framework e-learning course
Be inspired to get hands-on for the 17 SDGs and discover how you can contribute to sustainable development through this e-learning course. Learn about the link between Scouts and the SDGs, fundamental concepts related to education for sustainable development, and ways to empower young people to achieve the SDGs.
Take the e-learning course - available in English, French, Arabic, and Spanish
Scout Donation Platform
Your Scout and community members are ready to take joint action for the SDGs. Now, all you need are the funds to make your project a reality. Crowdfund through the Scout Donation Platform, an online platform dedicated to Scouts, and raise money for your project.