Trends in the world today. How they affect young people. Questions and challenges for Scouting
The present paper is a supporting document for the implementation of the “Strategy for Scouting”. As a non-formal educational movement, Scouting cannot be envisaged outside the national, regional and world reality that surrounds it. It is a living part of the political, social, cultural and economic context with which it is in constant interaction. To know the world surrounding us is, therefore, vital to our role as educators of youth.
We are therefore going to examine this world which is in a state of profound change. Sections 2 (Population) and 3 (World Geopolitical Context) constitute the first part of the document, providing the background for the second part in which the various institutions involved in the socialization (in its wide sense) of children and young people are presented in an attempt to answer the questions: How can young people fit into today’s world? What has it to offer them now and what does the future hold for them?