Vision 2023, our Strategy for Scouting, adopted at the 40th World Scout Conference in Slovenia, firmly places education at the centre of what we are doing. NSOs have an important role in our shared ambition as the world’s leading educational youth movement.

The 2nd World Scout Education Congress should assist NSOs in building capacity in the areas of Youth Programme and Adults in Scouting. It should also help shape the focus for Educational Methods around the world from 2017 onwards.

Registration is now closed, see you at the Scout Congress!

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The aims and objectives of the 2nd World Scout Education Congress, as agreed by the World Scout Committee, are as follows:

To build the capacity of NSOs to ensure that world policies, programmes and events are regarded as necessary contributors to realising the vision to become the world’s leading educational youth movement.


To raise awareness and improve understanding of world policies (World Scout Youth Programme Policy, World Scout Youth Involvement Policy and World Adults in Scouting Policy) so that they can be used effectively by NSOs.
To deliver high quality, informative and provocative sessions, designed to stimulate further exchange, debate and action, before, during and after the event.
To advocate for the improved integration of our ‘Better World’ programmes within the Youth Programmes of NSOs.
To examine how to strengthen NSO cooperation so that development of youth programmes and adult training is self-reinforcing.
To consider global, regional and other external trends affecting young people and how they might impact on NSOs.
To explore opportunities in which NSOs can build partnerships with other education actors, civil society and the private sector to deliver on Vision 2023.
To encourage discussion between NSOs on thematic issues and to identify the key challenges in the field of non-formal education to be addressed between 2017 and 2020.
The second round of registrations is now open for organisations wishing to send more than 2 participants.
You can learn more and see the fees for this event in Circular N° 14/2016, which is attached below.

We are sure that the Congress will, once again, make a significant difference to progressing our work, enable great networking and relationship building and be a great experience for everyone.

We look forward to welcoming you to Kandersteg in May 2017.

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