World Scout Education Congress

The World Scout Education Congress is an international platform for passionate educators, partners, and National Scout Organizations to share and discuss their experiences and expertise in youth programmes and adult resources with the aim of shaping the direction of Scouting education over the coming years. 

Held every few years, the Congress is open to National Adult Resources Commissioners, Youth Programme Commissioners, International Commissioners, Chief Commissioners and other key decision makers at National Scout Organizations, as well as experts in education theory and from representatives of other youth organisations offering educational programmes.

The upcoming 4th World Scout Education Congress will see more than 350 leaders from National Scout Organizations gather to connect and share knowledge on range of key topics, including membership growth, post-pandemic recovery, and ways to improve educational programmes to meet the needs of the upcoming generations.

4th World Scout Education Congress

Our last Congress was held on 1-3 December 2023 at the Cité Internationale Universitaire de Paris in France.

Past Congresses

Find out more about past events by reading the reports below:


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World Non-Formal Education Forum

The World Non-Formal Education Forum is an international platform designed to gather together the world’s leading organisations in non-formal education and youth development.

The first forum event, held in Brazil in 2019, was convened by World Scouting in partnership with more than 70 international groups, youth sector leaders, and United Nations entities with the aim of exploring how organisations can keep pace with the latest trends in non-formal education and take action for sustainable development.

The  3rd World Scout Education Congress was held under the banner of the World Non-Formal Education Forum.