Strategy for Scouting

With Vision 2023 coming to an end, World Scouting has dedicated over a year to developing the next Strategy for Scouting, an ambitious project that captures the long-term ambitions and direction of Scouting for the next decade. This forward-looking roadmap will enable us to bring Scouting to more young people and reach more communities by building on past successes and setting bold new goals that will drive Scouting forward, ensuring its continued relevance and positive impact on millions of young people across the world.

Strategy development journey

The draft strategy was developed in several phases that focused on research, prioritisation, and validationThe draft strategy is now presented for approval of the 43rd World Scout Conference. A wide range of stakeholders representing the diversity of the Movement have provided key input to the strategy, ensuring that it remains relevant, enhances impact, and fosters growth. To discover more about the development journey, visit the strategy website and read Conference Doc 5A.

Share your feedback

Delegations can learn about and contribute to the strategy in several ways: 


Explore the next Strategy for Scouting and its supporting information in the formal Conference Documents, which are available in WOSM’s official and working languages with further translations available over the coming period.
  • Conference Document 4A: Draft Resolution 2024-C is the proposal to the Conference to approve the next Strategy for Scouting. It can be considered for amendment following the guidelines.
  • Conference Document 5A: Provides an overview of the development of the next Strategy for Scouting, explaining the elements of how the strategy is structured and key considerations. This document provides supporting information and cannot be amended.
  • Conference Document 5B: Contains the proposed Strategy for Scouting. It can be considered for amendment following the guidelines.
  • Conference Document 5C: Contains background information explaining each element of the strategy to help build a common understanding on the aims and definitions behind each of the impact statements and strategic priorities. This information cannot be amended, but will form the basis of discussions where feedback can be taken for consideration during the implementation phase of the strategy.


Delegations can click on the links below and use collaborative tools to share their thoughts, ideas, and feedback on the draft of the next Strategy for Scouting with the World Scout Committee and other participants. This is also an opportunity to build connections with other Member Organizations considering to formally propose an amendment. 


Connect with us through [email protected] if you have a question or want to share with us your feedback.


How to submit an Amendment

Thousands of young people, key stakeholders from Member Organizations in all regions, and partners have been involved in the development of this strategy, strengthening this key document as a cornerstone for the future of Scouting over the next nine years. Any proposed changes to the text must be submitted as an amendment, however, before doing so, we ask that you carefully consider the necessity of any changes and follow the guidelines.
Member Organizations have the opportunity to consider amendments to the following in relation to the strategy. 

Read the Resolution and Amendment Guidelines (Conference Document 2B) for all the details on how to prepare an amendment

Be sure to follow all considerations found in the Resolution and Amendment Guidelines, including the checklist at the end of the document. 
As the strategy will provide a high–level road map for the direction of the Scout Movement, any detailed or operational feedback can be shared as input during the pre-engagement webinars or breakout sessions at Conference. All inputs will be consolidated and considered by the World Scout Committee and World Scout Bureau during the implementation phase of the Strategy.
All amendments:
  • Must be related to the topic raised in the proposal being amended.
  • Must not completely change the subject matter of the proposal being amended.
  • Must not only correct spelling or grammatical errors.
Include the proposing and seconding Member Organization(s) name, country, and signature of the Official Contact recorded in the World Scouting Directory.
Send to [email protected] by the deadline (exact time to be confirmed during the Conference Opening Session).
Amendments will be reviewed by the Resolutions Committee. Any feedback will be shared with the proposer.
The Resolutions Committee’s report on the proposals will be shared ahead of the voting session during the Conference.
Proposals will be discussed and voted on during the relevant voting sessions at the Conference.

Get support

Resolution and Amendment Guidelines

Provides information developing proposals, including a checklist to ensure all key considerations have been followed.

Regional Support

Regional staff and volunteers are available to support or direct support to the right person throughout the drafting process of a resolution.

Conference Resolutions Index

Contains all business Resolutions adopted by the World Scout Conference since 1920.

Resolutions Committee

Composed of experienced and diverse members, the Resolutions Committee is available to support Member Organizations.