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Scouts of the World Award


The Scouts of the World Award challenges all young people aged 15-26, Scouts and non-Scouts, to reflect upon global issues and act upon them on a local level. It is the only award for youths provided by World Scouting.

In 2014, the Scouts of the World Award celebrates its 10th Anniversary! World Scouting seizes this opportunity to relaunch the programme. You will soon find on this page an updated version of the Programme Guidelines.

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  • UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)

    Viernes, Septiembre 1, 2000

    In September 2000, building upon a decade of major United Nations conferences and summits, world leaders came together to the United Nations Headquarters in New York to adopt the United Nations Millennium Declaration. This declaration committed their nations to a new global partnership meant to reduce extreme poverty and set out a series of time-bound targets with a deadline of 2015. These have become known as the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The 8 MDGs form a blueprint agreed by all the world’s countries and all the world’s leading development institutions.

  • World Scout Conference

    Lunes, Julio 15, 2002

    The SW Programme begins development within the framework of the Strategic priorities “Youth Involvement” and “Adolescents” approved by the World Scout Conference in Thessaloniki, Greece in 2002. The purpose of the programme fundamentally remains educational. However, it does not mean that it does not seek an impact on society too.

  • Scouts of the World Award Launch

    Miércoles, Septiembre 1, 2004

    In 2004, appreciative of its partnership with the United Nations (UN), the World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM) has signed an agreement with the UN to contribute actively to the campaign on MDGs. The SW Programme - meant to educate thousands of Scouts and non-Scouts to world citizenship - was launched.

  • Guidelines

    Domingo, Enero 1, 2006

    In January 2006 the first Scouts of the World Award Guidelines were published.
    This document gives guidelines on how NSO’s can implement the Scouts of the World Award, as an element of their Senior Section programme, and open it to all young people, members or not of the Scout Movement.
    The production of this publication was possible thanks to the help of the Scouts of the World Technical Commission, the participation of Kandersteg International Scout Centre and hundreds of Scouts and experts around the world.

  • Second Edition Guidelines

    Martes, Abril 1, 2008

    After four years of running the Scouts of the World Award it was decided that there needed to be some updates the the guidelines to make it more relevant.
    The production of this publication has been possible by the work of Dominique Bénard and Andrés Morales from the World Scout Bureau, with the help and support of: Hakki Camur, Matt Franzke, Claire Petithomme, Daniela Rivera, Mark Shepheard, the Kandersteg International Scout Centre and participants in WONDERforums.

  • Scouts of the World Award 10th Anniversary

    Lunes, Agosto 4, 2014

    The Scouts of the World Award celebrates its 10th Anniversary this year.During the 40th World Scout Conference in Ljubljana, Sloveneia Scouts of the Wold Award celebrated it 10th Birthday, with a party and cake.
    Over the last decade, thousands of Scouts and non-Scouts, from more than 40 countries around the world, have committed to “think globally, act locally” in making their communities a better place. #ScoutForum #SWAward

  • Scouts of the World Award and UNESCO World Heritage

    Miércoles, Diciembre 3, 2014

    On 3 December 2014, WOSM and UNESCO signed an agreement to promote the World Heritage Education programme that encourages young people to take part in projects related to heritage conservation and protection.

    Through this agreement, WOSM and UNESCO World Heritage will recognize projects undertaken by young people through the Scouts of the World Award programme at any of the UNESCO World Heritage locations. Detailed information will be sent to all National Scout Organizations early next year.

    The partnership demonstrates WOSM's commitment to heritage conservation and protection worldwide, a commitment that is parallel to our mission of creating a better world.


Scouts of the World Award

Subido 27. Ago 2015

Exciting Scouts of the World Award Project - Portugal

SW Award Project – Peace Traducir

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Subido 22. Ago 2015

Save Our Shores (S.O.S) Outreach and Mangrove Exhibition in conjunction with Earth Hour

An exhibition conducted by Scout of The World Voluntary Service Team with cooperation from Penang Traducir

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Scouts of the World Award

Subido 21. Ago 2015

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UNESCO and WOSM agreed to co-operate accordingly to achieve common goals through World Scouting – Traducir

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Subido 21. Ago 2015

500 Mangrove Trees Planting in-conjunction with World Forestry Day

In-conjunction with World Forestry Day, this week activities focused on another 500 Mangrove Tree Traducir

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Tay Chih Hern

Subido 20. Ago 2015

100 Mangrove Trees Planting and Embellish PIFWA Small Mangrove Education Centre

This week activities focused on to plant 100 mangrove forest trees and to clearing the rubbish ou Traducir

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