THE BETTER WORLD FRAMEWORK
The Better World Framework is a portfolio of world initiatives addressing four thematic areas of education focusing on global issues and trends affecting young people and diverse communities in the next 10 years. Each initiative contains challenges for young people that inspire them to participate in their local communities and become active citizens. The thematic areas of education are as follows:
• Environment and Sustainability
• Peace and Community Engagement
• Health and Wellbeing
• Skills for Life
There is one Better World initiative for each thematic area of education. Each initiative offers a set of defined paths and learning objectives relevant to its theme. These learning objectives are the basis for integrating the initiatives and its challenges into your Youth Programme. Each initiative’s learning objectives align with the principles of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD), the World Scout Youth Programme Policy, and the Essential Characteristics of Scouting.
Scouts For SDGs
Learning opportunities that support education for sustainable development
Messengers of Peace
A flagship educational
programme that engages Scouts in building a global culture of peace and justice through millions of individual and community service actions. Developed in partnership with Alwaleed Philanthropies.
Scouts of the World Award
A voluntary service award programme that engages Scouts aged 15 to 26 years old in a local project to explore and take action around a social, environmental or economic issue impacting their community.
The Earth Tribe is a global movement of young people who are passionate about the environment and actively engaged as global citizens to preserve and protect our planet. Whether young people are involved in Scouting or not, they are able to become members of Earth Tribe and contribute to conservation and environmental action.