Young people must be heard and empowered to make decisions about the world they are inheriting. Their voices are key towards sustainable development in environmental action, peace, social justice, humanitarian action, gender equality, and much more.
Scouts learn leadership skills through direct action and experiences in their groups and communities. We promote youth leadership at World Scouting's international events and through delegations at major global forums.
“As a youth representative, I have the challenge of making our young voices heard by many different types of people, but also the delight of being heard by those who can support and learn from us, inspiring others to multiply these efforts.”
The Unlock Declaration
Rio Declaration On Non-Formal Education
The Big 6 Youth Organizations Joint Position on Non-Formal Education
Find out more about our Youth Representatives and advocacy work