The following Strategic Priorities were adopted at the 40th World Scout Conference in Ljubljana, Slovenia in 2014.
Scouting should give young people the opportunity to develop the skills and knowledge,empowering them to take an active part in the Movement and in their communities. Involvement, recognition and intergenerational exchange are key in providing a framework for our youth members.
The Youth Programme should provide a non-formal learning environment, strengthening the capacity of young people to face the challenges of tomorrow. Scouting should attract, train and retain quality adult volunteers to deliver the Youth Programme.
Diversity & Inclusion
Scouting should reflect the societies in which it exists and actively work to welcome all individuals without distinction. This diversity should not only be reflected in the membership, but also the methods and programmes used within the Movement.
Every Scout should be involved in community service and share their experiences to inspire others. Through activities and projects, Scouts contribute to their communities and become leaders of positive change.
Communications & External Relations
Scouting’s profile should accurately portray what we do and why we do it, reflecting our shared values. By using the most impactful methods of communication, and engaging in strategically relevant partnerships, Scouting should be recognised as the world’s leading youth movement.
The governance of WOSM should be transparent, accountable, efficient and clearly linked to its overall strategy, and focused on achieving the mission and vision of the Movement. The roles and responsibilities of the different levels in the organisation should be clearly defined and understood, ensuring a customer-focused approach. In doing so, we ensure high synergy across all levels of WOSM with a high “return on investment”.