Bridging cultures and celebrating our diversity
We all know that the International Day is an important part of every international Scout event, and one that we all look forward to. This virtual event is no different! Participants reflected on how diverse our global Scouting family is, and how Scouting can act as a bridge to learn about different cultures and bring us together.
A fun bingo game helped us look forward to when we can meet in person again and experience each other’s traditions and countries. During the cultural hour, we welcomed special guest AY Young, a sustainable musician and Eagle Scout, who captured our attention with his energy as he performed.
Developing Personal Action Plans and the Youth Forum Declaration
Participants joined breakout sessions to work on their Personal Action Plans – a major innovation of this year’s event. The Personal Action Plan challenges participants to build bridges between the Youth Forum and their local communities, transforming the outcomes of the event into local and national actions. These plans will help you develop a service project idea that you implement back in your community or your National Scout Organization.
You also had the chance to voice your opinions and aspirations as part of the creation of the Youth Forum Declaration, and soon be able to vote on its final adoption in the plenary session. The Declaration puts forward a strong agenda for Scouting in the next triennium, including a particular focus on climate action and neutrality, meaningful youth engagement, global citizenship education, promoting diversity and inclusion, and supporting communities to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Finally, through a series of workshops, participants were able to learn about and engage on the Draft Resolutions and Constitutional Amendment to propose Amendments to consider at the Youth Forum. Member Organizations can then decide to put forward during the 42nd World Scout Conference. The session topics ranged from environmental sustainability to Safe from Harm to youth engagement.
Virtual exhibitions at the Youth Forum
We hope you have had an opportunity to visit the virtual exhibition space accessible on the digital participation platform to learn more about future World Scout Events and WOSM initiatives, as well as good practices from other National Scout Organizations in the “Scouting Around the World” area.
Don’t forget to take part in the gamification challenges on the digital participation platform to earn points and badges as you rise up the leaderboard.
Your feedback is important as it helps us offer you the best experience. Don’t forget to rate the Youth Forum sessions and fill out the surveys!