In an exciting development for the Scouting community, the World Organization of the Scout Movement has partnered with the Learning Economy Foundation to launch ScoutPass, a groundbreaking digital wallet designed for Scouts. This innovative platform marks a significant step into the future for Scouting, offering a modern way for Scouts to earn, manage, and share their achievements.
More Than Just a Digital Wallet
ScoutPass is not just a digital wallet; it is a comprehensive platform that empowers Scouts to document their learning journey and recognize each other's achievements. Its key features include:
- Badges: A digital version of the traditional scouts badges, representing the skills and achievements earned by Scouts.
- Boosts: Social badges designed to acknowledge fellow Scouts for shared experiences and intended for community building
- Troops: Enhances the efficiency and flexibility of National Scout Organizations by providing data-based tools for better troop organization.
- Journeys: A digital and persistence narrative of a Scout's life-long learning experiences and growth within the movement.
In its first week alone, ScoutPass saw an impressive issuance of over 70,000 badges, indicating its immediate impact and acceptance within the Scouting community.
A Skills Passport for a Better World
The introduction of ScoutPass is more than just a technological advancement; it's a step towards creating a better world. By digitizing credentials, ScoutPass not only modernizes the Scouting experience but also helps Scouts showcase their skills and achievements in a globally recognized format. This digital transformation aligns with the core values of Scouting, promoting education, skill development, and global citizenship.
Global Recognition for ScoutPass at the World Scout Education Congress
In a significant moment for ScoutPass, the Learning Economy Foundation presented at the 4th World Scout Education Congress, held from December 1-3, 2023, in Paris, France. Here, the Secretary-General of World Scouting, Ahmad Alhendawi, introduced ScoutPass to National Scout Organizations from 172 countries, representing a global community of 57 million Scouts.
Scouts for Sustainability: A Global Mission for SDGs
In 2024, the ScoutPass will introduce scouting journeys for many of the UN Sustainable Development Goals, allowing Scouts to contribute to a more responsible world through various initiatives and activities. This collaboration aims to inspire and mobilize millions of Scouts globally to take meaningful action towards achieving the SDGs. The work will culminate next year at the 43rd World Scout Conference in Cairo, Egypt, scheduled for August 17-23, 2024.