The European Scout Committee is pleased to share with you the initial elaboration of the Regional Scout Plan 2016-2019. Following the European Scout Conference in June 2016 the Committee has been engaged in a number of training opportunities, and was in particular guided by best NGO practice to allow the regional working groups to determine their own Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and to measure them on a regular basis.

To ensure that the parameters are set, the Committee has indicated the outcomes that it expects from each area. This will enable the groups to decide on actions and outputs, thus ensuring that the groups have effective ownership of their work in fulfilling the Plan.

What leads and motivates us

The overall Mission Scouting, as agreed in 1999.

The Mission of Scouting is to contribute to the education of young people, through a value system based of the Scout Promise and Law, to help build a better world where people are self fulfilled as individuals and play a constructive role in society.

The European Regional Vision embedded in the WOSM Vision 2023:

By 2023 Scouting:

Will be the world’s leading educational youth movement                 Influence
Enabling 100 million young people to be active citizens                    Growth
Creating positive change in their communities and in the world    Social Impact
Based on shared values.                                                                             Unity

As a Region we subscribe wholeheartedly to the Vision and we will make this real by contributing, inter alia, in the following ways:

Influence – we will continue our interactions at all levels and with all possible partners, from National Scout Associations through to the European institutions, improving the standing of Scouting as a valued and important partner at all levels through building the strength and capacity of Scouting’s profile.

Growth through quality– we will actively contribute to the development of World campaigns and initiatives to propose a growth of 5% year on year in each and every National Scout Organisation in Europe.

Social Impact – We will support associations in increasing their social impact and strengthen their capacity to measure it.

Unity – we will actively participate in all fora where the essence of Scouting is debated and exchanged, looking for ways in which our members can respect and be respected by others as members of the same, diverse family.

Our acceptance of the Vision 2023 is encapsulated in the actions of the Regional Scout Plan 2016-2019.

The Regional Scout Plan 2016-2019 is based on:

  • Proposed Regional Scout Plan 2016-2019 (Conference Resolution 22ESC/6)
  • Conference Resolutions 22ESC/7, 22ESC/8, 22ESC/9 and 22ESC/10
  • Memorandum of Understanding with the Europe Region WAGGGS
  • Recommendations from the 15th European Guide and Scout Confernece (June 2016)
  • Memorandum of Understanding with the Kandersteg International Scout Centre (KISC)

How we are going to work

The European Regional Scout Plan is structured under the three general groupings agreed by the European Scout Conference 2016, referred to as Areas of Operation, which are complemented by two further areas:

  • Education for All
  • Strengthening our Organisation
  • Spreading our Message
  • Continuous Improvement
  • Supporting our Finances

Each Area of Operation will be strategically overseen by a member of the European Scout Committee assisted by another Committee “buddy” to ensure effective back-up, operationally lead by a Regional Coordinator and supported by regional staff.

Within the areas of operation Priorities have been identified. Each priority will be implemented by a Regional Working Group, headed by a Team Leader. For more details, check the respective Areas of Operations.

What we want to achieve

For more details, check the respective Areas of Operations and the related Priority Areas.



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