Growing Stronger Together – WOSM’s Plan for 2020-2021
Over the course of the last few months we have witnessed the exceptional work of National Scout Organizations (NSOs) to strengthen Scouting by supporting local communities and ensuring relevance for young people during these challenging times. Throughout this period, the World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM) has been delivering on its 100-day emergency response initiatives in an effort to support NSOs in this new reality.
Looking ahead and following the decision to postpone the 42nd World Scout Conference, the World Scout Committee initiated the development of a one-year plan of work. This plan looks at how to best support NSOs as the world starts to transition into the post-COVID-19 phase. The plan also aims to provide a direction for our Movement in these uncertain times and bridge the period between the end of the current 2017-2020 Triennial Plan and the World Scout Conference.
For Scouting to emerge from this period as a stronger Movement, more than ever we need to work closely together. Growing Stronger Together - WOSM’s Plan for 2020-2021 builds on the outcomes of the 2017-2020 Triennial Plan, the original planning work for the 2020-2023 Triennium, and the emerging priorities for NSOs and World Scouting in the post COVID-19 context.
The following five key priority clusters of the Growing Stronger Together plan will aim to help WOSM and NSOs adapt to the new reality and lay a strong foundation for the next Triennium.
- Supporting membership retention in a changing reality
- Support NSOs in their new financial reality
- Strengthen Scouting’s role and impact as a key actor in local communities
- Connecting the Movement
- Long term focuses and core business continuation
We invite you to discover the full objectives, background details and how we intend to deliver on the plan at scout.org/growing-stronger-together. A more in-depth presentation of the plan with opportunities for feedback and Q&A will be offered to NSO leadership during the closing session of the World Scout Academy on 15 August 2020. Closing session details and registration information for this online event will be available soon on the Academy platform.
If you have any questions regarding WOSM’s 2020-2021 “Growing Stronger Together” plan, please contact Karin Nolke Grubbström, Global Director, Organizational Development at the World Scout Bureau at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yours in Scouting,
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