New global citizenship resources

New global citizenship resources

01 September 2017

Scouts Scotland has worked with Edinburgh-based global learning centre Scotdec to create an activity pack to help leaders explore the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) with young people.

Scout leaders from all over Scotland worked with Scotdec to create 17 activities designed to be practical, engaging and easy to deliver.

These activities have been developed to align with the Scout programme, with guidance provided on how each activity can be adapted to suit different Sections.

The activity pack has already been distributed to some leaders during global goals workshops for young people at AJ17.

“We received very positive feedback about the resources. Workshop participants actively engaged with discussions around what it means to be an active and responsible global citizen,” said Kate Allen, Education Adviser, Scotdec.

Sustainable Development Goals

In September 2015, 193 world leaders agreed to the 17 Global Goals for Sustainable Development. Achieving these goals by 2030 would mean eradicating extreme poverty, reducing inequality, and fixing climate change.

The World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) and the World Organisation of the Scout Movement (WOSM) have both committed to supporting the SDGs. Ahmad Alhendawi, Secretary General of WOSM, said:

“The Scouts can be the organisation that mobilises the largest number of young people towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. I hope that all Scouts and young people taking positive steps to create a positive impact in their communities recognise that they are contributing towards achieving the SDGs.”

How to get the resources

Two copies of each activity pack will be sent to every district within the next week.

One copy will also be sent to every Assistant Regional Commissioner (Training) to help with the International Training Module.

You can also download the resources from our website

Download the resources