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Global programme ideas

Learning about the world, its environment and our society is an integral part of Scouting. We call this collection of topics the global programme. It's woven throughout the 6-25 programme to support young people to become global citizens but it can mostly be found in the international badge, global issues badge, world challenge award and the top-awards.

Elements of the Global Programme include:

International – learning about Scouting in other countries and as a global movement. Exploring and celebrating other cultures through travel and in our own communities.

Global – engaging with the world around us: exploring the nature on our doorstep, discovering issues that societies tackle around the world and meeting the people that provide vital services in our communities. Learning how both as Scouts and citizens, we can positively impact and leave the world a better place
Below are some useful links to fun resources which may help you to complete elements of the Global Programme with your section in a relevant, challenging and rewarding way. Hundreds of activity ideas can also be found on Programmes Online.

Beaver Global Issues Activity Badge

Beaver International Badge

Cub Global Issue Badge Resource

Cub International Badge Resource

Scout Global Issue Badge Resource

Scout International Badge Resource

Additional support resources

Programmes Online

Global Issues Badge Support Blog

Refugee Response resource

Global Programme Timeline


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