Action for Growth. A resource to enable Scout Associations to develop a growth strategy


Scouting in Europe is facing challenges in membership growth and development. These challenges reflect the diversity of Scouting in Europe. Some Associations have to work on strengthening their work on recruitment of new members or adults. Some need to strengthen the quality of their programmes. Some need to focus on reaching out to groups of Young People who are not currently accessing Scouting. Some need to develop their adult resources. Some have other challenges entirely. There are too many challenges being faced by associations around Europe to list all of them here. However, common to all is the need to focus on growth and development.

World Scout Bureau. European Regional Office on behalf of the European Scout Committee, Geneva 2007