Social Impact


Scouting plays a pivotal role in the fabric of society. By nurturing personal development, Scouting enables young people to gain essential life skills, such as leadership, teamwork, time management, problem-solving, and effective communication. Each skill is a cornerstone for an individual's successful navigation through life, fostering self-confidence and resilience. 

Throughout Scouting’s history, its positive impact has been showcased through compelling narratives, success stories, humanitarian actions, community development accounts, and much more. While each narrative highlights the immense value of our work, to fully grasp the extent of Scouting’s contributions and enhance our programmes for even greater effect, we must also measure and understand this impact.

Main service requests

   Support NSOs to measure Scouting’s impact on the personal development of young people
  Guide NSOs to consider different levels of impact and options for impact measurement
  Help NSOs to determine the resources needed and readiness for impact measurement

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Only International Commissioners and officially appointed NSO contacts can request WOSM Services

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Consultant shoutout

Srna Majstorovic, Klara Smejkal, Marek Bula and Monika Spasovska
for their dedication and high quality support provided to complete the impact measurement pilots.


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Measuring social impact


The Social Impact Service provides an opportunity for National Scout Organizations (NSOs) to be supported by trained WOSM consultants to plan, organise, and implement the measurement of Scouting’s impact on their members. The insight gained from impact measurement can help NSOs in many areas, from enhancing their youth programme to strengthening their advocacy and external relations. 

Some of the things we can support you with:

  • measure Scouting’s impact on the personal development of young people 
  • guide you to consider different levels of impact and options for impact measurement
  • determine the resources needed and readiness to conduct successful impact measurement

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