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11th World Scout Youth Forum

6th Jan 2011

The 11th World Scout Youth Forum took place in Brazil, from 3 - 6 January 2011, just prior to the 39th World Scout Conference.
União dos Escoteiros do Brasil (UEB), the National Scout Organization of Brazil, hosted the World Scout Youth Forum.

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Youth Forum Information

The 11th World Scout Youth Forum will take place in Brazil, from Monday 3 January to Thursday 6 January 2011. Find here more information about this important event!


The members of the 11th WSYF Planning Committee are:

Miss Milena Pecarski – Youth Advisor and Chairperson of the 11th World Scout Youth Forum
Miss Karin Ahlbäck – Youth Advisor
Mr. Jaemin Choi – Youth Advisor
Mr. Kevin Li – Youth Advisor
Miss Nadia S. Morrone – Youth Advisor
Miss Fernanda Santos Soares – Youth Advisor
Mr. Mario Diaz – Vice-Chairman, World Scout Committee
Mr. Ricardo Stuber – Host Committee


In the first meeting in Geneva, November 2008, the Planning Committee agreed on a number of topics that would be relevant to discuss. Both Scouting and non-Scouting topics were considered.

Theme: “ Paddle your own canoe”

“Empowering young adults”, including:

Youth involvement in society

  • active citizenship
  • youth empowerment
  • rights of young people

Skills for life

  • diversity
  • soft skills
  • leadership

Personal Commitment

“World Wide Movement – Scouting”, including:

Revitalizing Young Adults Programme

  • Quality of the programme (growth)
  • Scouting and technology
  • Guidelines for the Rover Scout Section

Impact on society

  • Millennium Development Goals
  • The Scouts of the World Award
  • Environment
  • Education for Peace

International Scouting

  • Values of Scouting
  • Items from the agenda of the 39th World Scout Conference, 2011
  • Strategy for Scouting
  • World Organization of the Scout Movement

A detailed programme of the 11th WSYF will be available at the Youth Forum documents area at the beginning of 2010.

For the different sessions, the Planning Committee will develop methodologies that provide the participants with opportunities for sharing ideas and developing skills. In general the methodology will be interactive, provocative, creative and flexible – in order to appeal to young people.

Various working methods will be used to share ideas among the participants, to develop discussion on the different topics and reach recommendations to be addressed to the World Scout Committee. ScoutPost is now in FaceBook where participants will have the opportunity to discuss and share before the event.

Our Brazilian hosts will also organise activities, close to nature and in a “Scout spirit”, to discover and enjoy their country and to develop closer relationships between participants and hopefully interact with Brazilian young people.

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