Better World Framework

Better World Framework

The Better World Framework was developed by the World Organization of the Scout Movement in partnership with the United Nations as part of the Sustainable Development Goals initiative. It allows Scouts to become global citizens and take action to create a better world.

The Better World Framework portfolio includes challenges aimed at inspiring young people to participate in their local communities and to become active citizens, in the following four areas:

  • Environment and Sustainability
  • Peace and Community Engagement
  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Skills for Life

Various global Scouting programmes are incorporated into the Better World Framework, including Messengers of Peace, EarthTribe (Champions for Nature, Scouts Go Solar, Plastic Tide Turners), and Dialogue for Peace. These programmes are often used as the basis for National Challenges in the branches, but can also be used by Scouters to develop and run regular programmes and projects at Group level.




You can find out more on the SCOUTS South Africa Better World Framework page, or contact the Gauteng Regional Coordinator for the Better World Framework, Rochelle Booyens,

2023 SDG National Challenge – Champions for Nature

This year the SCOUTS South Africa SDG National Challenge is “Champions for Nature”.

You can find full details here: