Youth a force for development
The World Scouting Report
As World Scouting prepares to celebrate its centenary in 2007, it is important that the Organization reflect on the contribution it has made thus far, in order for it to develop a successful future and achieve its mission of creating a better world.
In response to this, the first edition of the World Scouting Report was written to identify and explore the problems that young people face in today’s world, and to create a desire for debate, so as to find answers to them. Development needs actors who are aware that this is a permanent challenge. Scouting’s contribution to meeting this challenge is to educate young people, male and female, of each generation entrusted to it so that they can become responsible and committed citizens.
This 100-page publication focuses on youth and development, in particular expressing World Scouting’s response to the situation of youth today and their needs for the future.
The Report also makes extensive references to World Scouting’s various partnerships with other organisations in order to demonstrate that we are conscious of the need to work with others to accomplish our Mission and to have a stronger impact worldwide.
Through analysing the issues affecting youth, by thinking ahead as to how to provide appropriate educational proposals and by discussing these openly with its partners, Scouting seeks to define a fair alternative. Its success lies in its capacity to translate young people’s needs into ever-changing political and socio-economic scenarios, as its primary concern is to adapt to local and national realities. This is why Scouting invites young people to play an active role in responding to the issues within their communities, where the impact is likely to be the greatest. By offering young people a framework to analyse issues, the Scout Movement can help them to open their minds.
Publication Type : Report
Publication Format : Printed Material
Target Audience : Young Adults, Adults
Topics : Communication
Copyright InformationAuthor : WSB/CO
Copyright : WSB / 2006
Publishing InformationPublisher : WSB/CO
Publish Date : 2006
Publish Location : Geneva / Switzerland
Other InformationOriginal Language : English
Available Translation : French
Number of pages : 100