Better World Framework
About our Flagship Initiatives
Change through actions
Our aim is 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.

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.

Flagship Initiatives

SCOUTS OF THE WORLD AWARD

This programme helps participants understand and act on global issues, so that they may bring about social change at local or international level, in order to create a more open, just and peaceful society.
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World Scout Environment Programme

The programme provides support for Scouts to engage in environmental education activities, to learn about nature and the environment and to make informed choices about the environment, people and society.
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Messengers of Peace

The Messengers of Peace (MoP) is an initiative to promote dialogue, peace and social entrepreneurship which impacts both at the local and national level.
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PATRIMONITO

With a similar vision to protect our World Heritage, WOSM and UNESCO collaborated and that gave birth to the World Scouting UNESCO World Heritage Recognition Programme (Patrimonito Scout Badge).
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SCOUTS GO SOLAR

The Global Scouts Go Solar Project The Scouts Go Solar project (SGS) is an environmental partnership between the World Organization of the Scout Movement, Greenpeace and Solafrica, a Swiss NGO, working in close collaboration with the Kandersteg International Scout Centre (KISC) in Switzerland.
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DIALOGUE FOR PEACE

The programme is about how to instil dialogue in our hearts and minds as a value, rather than just a skill. It builds a foundation for dialogue in our Movement and strengthens the Scouting value system.
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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.