The Better World Framework seeks to synergise and have a collaborative effort across all our Flagship Initiatives and other secondary international programmes. The Singapore Scout Association has taken a step further by synchronising the criteria of the Flagship Initiatives and match it to the sectional programmes across all the echelons.
The Scout Movement has a commitment towards “Creating a Better World”. This is literally about community involvement through Scouting. Hence, society stands to benefit from the Scout Movement by empowering young people to become responsible and committed citizens. Scouting identifies opportunities, both within the Scout Movement and externally, for young people and adult volunteers to be active in society.
This resulted in the birth of the Better World Flagship Initiatives: the Scouts of the World Award, the World Scout Environment Programme, the Messengers of Peace Initiative, the Scouts Go Solar Programme, the Patrimonito badge, the Dialogue for Peace Programme.
The Better World Flagship Initiatives, which forms the Better World Framework, aim to motivate the active citizen mind-set within all young people, Scouts or non-Scouts, and inspire them to take action – to create a better world with a Global Network of Service.
Flagship Initiatives Eligibility By Section
To demonstrate how the Better World Flagship Initiatives are benefiting from each other, you could do one single project that jointly recognises one or more of the initiatives.
For example: an environmental project that has a sustained engagement of at least 80 hours would satisfy the criteria of the Scouts of the World Award Voluntary Service component, the Environment Project component of World Scout Environment Programme and also recognised as a Messengers of Peace project.
Furthermore, the Better World Framework has been synchronised with the sectional progress and proficiency badge schemes. The completion of certain sectional progress schemes or proficiency badges will allow you to complete components of the World Scout Programmes.