Strategic Priority 6: An Organization For the 21st Century
This strategic priority aims at assisting National Scout Organizations (NSOs), as well as WOSM itself at world and regional levels, to adopt a strategic approach to reviewing their structures, systems and management to enable them to be sensitive to the changing needs of society and to respond quickly and effectively.
Many Scout Organisations are working to introduce new ways of working in their association and streamline their structures. Read stories, called Promising Practices, on what they have done and what has been achieved.
Strategy for growth in Scouts Musulmans Algérians - Scouting in Algeria has put a strategy in place to help it to build on its strengths and focus on achieving growth over the next 10 years. (pdf)
Scouting Ireland - two associations become one. (pdf)
Scouts Canada - reorganise their structures to achieve a slimmer organization with greater efficiency, economy, and accountability. (pdf)
Scouting in Croatia developed a strategic plan, based on "learning organisations" and "The fifth disipline". (pdf)
The Pakistan Boy Scouts Association - Karachi District use email networks to improve communication within Scouting and to provide services to the community. (pdf)
The Scout Association's Scout Information Centre (UK), improved services direct to leaders through a "one-stop shop" and providing a customer focussed approach. (pdf)
Presentation on An Organisation for the 21st Century. This presentation includes more detailed information on this strategic priority, an overview of the situation in NSOs in July 2002 and an example of an Information Centre run by The Scout Association in the UK.
WONDERforums - Background Papers and Reports
WONDERforums were on-line discussions for leaders, on topics of importance to Scouting, which took place during 2001-2002. Background papers were prepared, a set of questions identified, the questions were then discussed on-line over a two week period and then a report was prepared on the responses received.
This forum, number 6, explored and shared ideas and good practice on networking, through the experiences of leaders in a variety of settings.