Virtual Youth Forum and Conference

We are currently faced with the realities of the impact the pandemic has had on large-scale international events and how to deliver the Conference and Youth Forum in an engaging and inclusive way to support the health and well-being of participants, meet constitutional requirements, and reflect feedback from National Scout Organizations.

Research was carefully considered by the World Scout Committee on different modalities of delivering the events, concluding that it is foreseen to not be viable to organise any in-person international events in August 2021. The decision has now been taken by Member Organizations to deliver these events through virtual means to ensure that good governance of World Scouting can continue and to unify our Movement during this unprecedented times, strengthening our motivation to continue growing stronger together towards Vision 2023.

Approval of Referendum

Please read the Circular for full details on the approval to convene the events virtually.

For reference you can find below the original referendum put forward to National Scout Organizations in January 2021 on the modality of the events.

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Rules of Procedure

The virtual meeting of the 42nd World Scout Conference will observe the agreed Rules of Procedure.

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Experiencing the events virtually

A positive and engaging participant experience is at the forefront of envisioning and planning the virtual events. Supported by a virtual conferencing platform, participants will be provided technical support, engage in decision-making for the future of World Scouting, learn from educational workshops, have fun during social activities and network with Scouts from around the world to gain new insights and inspiration.

Draft agenda overview

Get an insight into the structure and content being planned for the virtual events and submit your input.
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Participant experience

Explore this interactive journey for more details on the participant experience envisioned for the virtual events.
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Questions and Answers

Check out the Questions & Answers to understand important information on the decision taken to convene the events virtually.

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