The resolutions adopted by the World Scout Conferences are important references for future decision-making of an NSO. Here we highlight the most important ones regarding the position of AiS in order from the last one.
CURITIBA, BRAZIL, 2011
2011-11 World Adults in Scouting Policy
- Reaffirming previous World Scout Conference Resolutions 1993-04, 2005-10, 2008-12 and 2008-13 focusing on Adults in Scouting.
- Considering the necessity to integrate major recent policies and other key approaches adopted by WOSM such as Gender policy, Child protection, and Reaching out, etc.
- Emphasising the key role played by adults to support the growth of the Scout Movement
- Welcoming the celebration in 2011 by the United Nations of the 10th Anniversary of the International Year of Volunteers.
- Welcomes the work done by the World Scout Committee and World Scout Bureau to update the World Adult Resources Policy.
- Recognises that the Adults in Scouting framework adopted in 1990 can be used to manage both volunteers and professionals in Scouting.
- Adopts the World Adults in Scouting Policy as representing WOSM’s policy on the acquisition, retention, training, personal development and management of adults within the Scout Movement.
- Resolves that the policies and procedures on adult recruitment, appointment, support, training and retention as established by previous resolutions are now modified by the adoption of the provisions of the World Adults in Scouting Policy.
- Invites National Scout Organizations to implement the provisions of the World Adults in Scouting Policy.
- Requests the World Scout Committee to develop and distribute guidelines which support the implementation of the World Adults in Scouting Policy including the Wood Badge scheme and the application of the Policy.
JEJU-DO, SOUTH KOREA, 2008
2008-12 Volunteers in Scouting
- Appreciating that a vibrant and managed approach to Volunteers in Scouting is essential to achieve the Mission of Scouting and to enable membership development and growth.
- Recognising that many National Scout Organizations need practical tools and active support in this area and welcoming the recent production of the Volunteers in Scouting Toolkit.
- Conscious that the principles of the Adults in Scouting strategy were defined at the World Scout Conference in Paris in 1990 and the World Adult Resources Policy was adopted at the World Scout Conference in Bangkok in July 1993.
- Noting that the United Nations are planning to celebrate a decade of volunteering in 2011, ten years after the International Year of the Volunteer in 2001.
- Requests the World Scout Committee to prioritise within Strategic Priority No. 5 of the Strategy for Scouting.
- Maintaining continued resourcing for this strategic priority.
- Providing support for the sharing of good practice and practical tools to support National Scout Organizations in this area.
- Providing, when requested, appropriate targeted support, to help National Scout Organizations attract and retain sufficient adult volunteers to deliver the Mission of Scouting.
- Reviewing the impact, effectiveness and continuing relevance of the Adult Resources Policy, and developing a comprehensive plan for future work concerning adult volunteers.
- Making a strong effort to maximise the positive impact of a Decade of Volunteering in 2011 on the Scout Movement at world, regional and national levels.
2008-13 Adult Resources
- Noting the results achieved in the matter of adult resources since the adoption of the World Adult Resources Policy in 1993.
- Underlining the importance of training in the management of Adult Resources and in the accomplishment of our mission.
- Highlighting the issues of the recognition of our training systems by external bodies and actors outside Scouting.
Recommends to the World Scout Committee and the World Scout Bureau to:
- Engage in a process of evaluation of training systems in place in the Movement.
- Using the symbolism of the Wood Badge, draw up a framework for the official recognition of national training systems, which will remain optional for National Scout Organizations in accordance with the World Adult Resources Policy.
- Submit the results of this work to the next World Scout Conference.
BANGKOK, THAILAND, 1993
1993-04 Adults in Scouting
- Having recognized the need for an overall policy for adults at all levels and in all functions in Scouting.
- Having adopted the principles of Adults in Scouting as applying to all adult resources in the Scout Movement.
- Welcomes the work done by the World Scout Committee on the development of a policy in implementation of Resolution 1990-05.
- Adopts the World Adult Resources Policy statement as representing WOSM’s policy on the acquisition, training and personal development, and management of adult resources within the Scout Movement.
- Resolves that the policies and procedures on Adult Leader Training as established by previous resolutions are now modiﬁed by the adoption of the provisions of the World Adult Resources Policy.
- Requests the World Committee to take the necessary steps to ensure the full implementation of the provisions of the World Adult Resources Policy.
- Invites National Scout Organizations to implement the provisions of the World Adult Resources Policy.
PARIS, FRANCE, 1990
1990-05 Adults in Scouting
- Recognising the need for an overall policy for adults supporting young people in the Scout Movement, and as an integral part of the Strategy for Scouting.
- Adopts the principles of Adults in Scouting stated in Conference Document Nº 7 relating to the management of adult human resources.
- Requests National Scout Organizations to consider how the principles of Adults in Scouting could be reﬂected in policies and procedures at their own level.
- Invites the Regional Conferences to include the subject of Adults in Scouting on their agendas and to report regularly thereon to the World Committee.
- Requests the World Committee to take the necessary steps to enable the practical implementation of these principles at all levels and report back on progress at the next Conference.
- Invites National Scout Organizations to contribute to the task of the World Committee by volunteering to ﬁeld-test speciﬁc elements of the principles of Adults in Scouting.