Circular No. GLB-C19-2022

Dear friends,

As mentioned in Circular 13/2022, World Scouting has initiated work on the development of a new Strategy for Scouting to succeed “Vision 2023”. To ensure that the Movement is fully represented and an integral part of the process, focus groups will be established over the coming months to gather feedback and input at different phases of the Strategy’s development.

Emphasising the diversity of our Movement, the focus groups will represent different Regions, genders, ages, roles, and levels at World Scouting.

Three of these focus groups will consist of young Scouts, Adult Leaders, and Leaders in national roles. As active members of the Scout Movement, these individuals will be tasked with representing their peers. To support the recruitment process, we invite National Scout Organizations (NSOs) to nominate:

  • One young person.
  • And/or one Adult Leader.
  • And/or a leader in a national role in your NSO.

More information on the required profile of nominees and how to apply can be found in Annex 1.

NSOs are encouraged to share their recommendations by Monday, 19 September 2022 through the online application form.

Focus groups are one of the many engagement opportunities for the Movement that will be presented throughout our Strategy’s development process. More information will be regularly shared through WOSM’s official communication channels.

If you have any questions about this open call, please contact Milly Siebrits, staff support for the Strategy Group at 

Yours in Scouting,


Ahmad Alhendawi

Secretary General

World Organization of the Scout Movement


Annex 1: Open call for Strategy for Scouting focus groups