The Scouts of the World Award is an initiative to help National Scout Organisations revitalise the programme of Senior Sections (15-26 age range) by giving young people more opportunities to face the challenges of the future as identified by the Millennium Declaration unanimously adopted by the 189 member countries of the United Nations in 2000:
Peace, security and disarmament;
Development and the eradication of poverty;
The protection of our common environment.
It is proposed to young people from 15 to 26 years old, Scouts (Senior-Scouts and Rover sections) or non-Scouts, willing to contribute to make the world a better place. It should help to improve the programme of the senior sections (over 15). This is why National Scout Organisations are invited to integrate the Scouts of the World Award within the programme of their Senior-Scout or Rover sections.
The Scouts of the World Award has been developed in the framework of the Strategic priorities “Youth Involvement” and “Adolescents” approved by the World Scout Conference in Thessaloniki 2002.
This Guidelines comprises a number of very simple and concrete sections covering the following topics:
Scouts of the World in brief
How to implement the SW Award
Propose the SW Award to all young people
How to develop the SW Partnership
How to set up a SW Base
How to organise and evaluate a SW Voluntary Service
How to deliver the SW Award
How to develop the SW Network
The SW Discovery
SW Visual Guidelines