Scouting’s action-oriented approach to education is uniquely designed to equip young people with the competenciesto be active citizens and contribute to 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 one billion hours towards sustainable development through initiatives under the Better World Framework.
Now, as a global Movement, we are taking that commitment one step further with Scouts for SDGs – an unprecedented mobilization that aims to engage 50 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 two million local projects and an additional three billion hours of service for the SDGs.
Importantly, Scouts for SDGs is more than just a campaign or promise, it’s a systematic effort to leverage the Scout 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 newly launched online SDG hub and a range of educational tools, training and resourcesdeveloped 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.