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Scouting and the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award – A framework for the future
26/08 @ 09:00 - 10:00 GMT
Are you looking to gain internationally recognised accreditation for your Scouts aged 14-24 and your volunteer Scout leaders who support them? Then please join us to find out how the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award can support your National Scout Organization (NSO) to sustainably grow and be more competitive in non-formal education and youth development by offering endless opportunities to your Scouts.
The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award (the Award) and The World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM) have worked together in partnership for many years. The Award is the largest global framework for recognising young people’s achievements in non-formal education and adds another form of global recognition for young people undertaking their Scout Awards.
The Award is not a separate youth movement but works in partnership on a global level with many youth organisations and schools to recognise and celebrate the achievements of young people. Many NSOs consider it a perfect fit for their existing youth programmes and have integrated it within their recognition frameworks for young people and young leaders.
For NSOs that do not yet have their own national scouting awards, the Award offers a framework of accreditation for young people undertaking their scouting activities that can contribute to their achievement of this internationally recognised programme. For NSOs with established award programmes (such as the Queen’s Scout Award, the Eagle Scout Award, Venturers Award, or its equivalent) the Award offers additional recognition and accreditation for the achievements of scouts in your NSO that is recognised in over 130 countries. To see how NSOs around the world have already been utilising the Award to their benefit please click here [link to https://intaward.org/deliver/operating-partners/scouts/].
This event will provide you with an understanding of the Award and the benefits that it can bring to your Scouts, volunteer leaders and the communities around them. It will also demonstrate how the Award has supported young people during the pandemic to continue their development through non-formal education despite the ongoing lockdowns and restrictions in place. Finally it will show you how your NSO can begin offering the Award to young scouts in your country/territory to achieve additional internationally recognised accreditation for their scouting achievements.