WSC's Report on Youth Engagement in Decision-Making 2023
In the past decade, there have been significant advancements in youth engagement at National, Regional, and World levels. World Scouting, in particular, has made a commitment to prioritise work on youth engagement by adopting a nine-year strategy focused on this important area.
Following this commitment of the 2021 Conference, a Task Force on Youth Engagement in Decision Making consulted a wide range of stakeholders to gather inputs and insights on how to address the challenges facing youth engagement in WOSM's decision-making processes. These stakeholders included National Scout Organizations (NSOs), former delegates of the World Scout Youth Forums and World Scout Conferences, former and current Youth Advisors to the World Scout Committee, former and current members of the World Scout Committee, and the Educational Methods team of the World Scout Bureau.
This report reflects the findings of the research process, related conclusions and decisions taken by the World Scout Committee between March and September 2023, based on the recommendations of the Youth Engagement in Decision-Making Task Force (Task Force).
You can learn more about Youth Leadership in Decision-Making of Scouting on this dedicated page.