Young People and Communities

Young people are at the heart of Scouting. With over 57 million members worldwide, Scouting is set to become the world’s largest educational youth movement, empowering young people to become active citizens and leaders.

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Scouting welcomes young people of all backgrounds, belief, ethnicities, genders and abilities. We are an inclusive, values-based Movement that celebrates our diversity. 

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Two Scouts water a tree in Burundi
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In a world facing climate crises and alarming rates of wildlife and nature loss, Scouts are leaders in sustainable advocacy, lifestyle, and climate action and helping restore our planet.

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scouts collecting life jackets from the sea shore of greece
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Humanitarian efforts and values are pivotal to Scouting, which is why Scouts are often among the first to respond in times of crisis.

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A closeup of a blue and white Messengers of Peace scout scarf worn by a scout girl
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Scouting promotes peace and mutual understanding through the principles of dialogue.

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Young people and adults sit on the grass making a circle.
World Tour of the Scout Movement
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Mali Scouts
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From left to right, Dr. Mohamed Omar, Chairman of the World Scout Conference Executive Committee; Ahmad Alhendawi, Secretary-General, World Organization of the Scout Movement; Dr. Ashraf Sobhy, Minister of Youth and Sport of Egypt; 3 Scouts holding a cup
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