As requested in 21st European Scout Conference resolution, the Committee has been compiling the Regional Scout Plan, the Operational Framework and the make up of our resultant working groups. This Regional Scout Plan (RSP) has been prepared on the basis of:

  • the inputs received during and after the 5th European Scout Symposium in Dublin, Ireland;
  • the decisions made at the 21st European Scout Conference in Berlin, Germany;
  • the inputs received between September and December 2013 from the European Regional Office members and the Coordinators of the Project and Core Groups.

Following the requests to have a longer horizon, the vision statement that has been developed presents a view towards 2019.

Strategic Objectives

The two themes of Diversity and Inclusion and Youth Empowerment are the Strategic Objectives for the RSP.
The two Strategic Objective are underpinned by our three core service areas; Educational Methods, Organisational Development and External Relations and Funding, which ensure the continuity and permanence of the support to National Scout Organisations (NSOs) and National Scout Associations (NSAs) over successive triennia.

Other transversal elements

Collaboration with our close partners, including the Europe Region WAGGGS, Kandersteg International Scout Centre (KISC) and others as well as all five other Regions of WOSM is seen as being important in enriching our work. These partnerships need to go beyond institutional relations so that they deliver meaningful support to NSOs and NSAs across Europe.

In parallel to the implementation of this Regional Scout Plan 2013-2016, the Region will be looking into the longer-term future of Scouting in the light of scenarios about the development of society and young people in Europe. This forward-looking exercise will provide an input for future Regional Plans.

There will be a continued emphasis on growth in all that we do so that by 30 September 2016 we will, through the actions of the Committee and its Strategic

Objectives and Core Groups:

  • Provided support to NSOs and NSAs for actively working towards quantitative membership growth in the Region.
  • Strengthened the organisational capacity in NSOs and NSAs in order to grow and reach more young people in Europe.
  • Seen an increase of total membership number in the Region over the coming triennium seen as a whole.

Mission, Vision and Values


The Mission of the European Scout Committee as it seeks to implement the Regional Scout Plan is: Developing Scouting. Supporting Growth.


Our vision for the European Scout Region in 2019 is that we should be: Youth led, with increasingly diverse and growing memberships.

We see the European Scout Region as…
Reflecting and valuing the societies in which we operate by becoming more accessible and open to all
Empowering youth members to take an increasing role in our, and their own development and growth
Collaborating with partners in the world around us
Increasingly interconnected with improved opportunities for networking


In the European Scout Region we value…
Transparency, Collaboration, Networking, Flexibility, Responsiveness and Creativity

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Regional Scout Plan 2013-2016


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Mihajlo Atanackovic

Mihajlo comes from Serbia and is a Digital Engagement Officer at European Scout Office.

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