Why is ICT a strategic tool for Scouts & Guides?

Why is ICT a strategic tool for Scouts & Guides?

Information and Communication Technology (ICT) is a vital tool for all the Scout and Guides Organisations in order to improve the general management of all the working areas, such as operations, membership management system, training, internal and external communication and marketing.

The introduction and integration of ICTs in the Organisations represents huge opportunities, as well as challenges, in the process of transforming and strengthening the Scout and Guide Movements and its respective Organisations and Associations.

These tools provide an efficient way to channel the information about our activities and engage with followers, members, volunteers, including donors, government, the private sector, general public and community partners.

The ICT enables us to deliver services effectively and efficiently, as well as to raise our profiles, keep abreast of current developments and legislation in our field, manage and organize information more easily, accurately monitor our finances, securely maintain our member’s contact details, enable service users to support one another through online communities, save costs and operate more effectively allowing staff to work remotely and flexibly, etc.

Scouts & Guides I/O 2017

Scouts & Guides I/0 is an event that will take place in London on February 9th, 2017, held by the European Scouts and Guides ICT Network, an informal network of the Regional WOSM and WAGGGS organizations.

What you will find in the Scouts & Guides I/0

  • Expert speakers will help the participants in understanding new trends and opportunities for technology and communication within scouting and guiding.
  • Ideas on how you can build a successful social media strategy.
  • You will learn how to use information, communication technology and related topics, based on your needs, in a more efficient way.
  • There will be learning opportunities about ICT based on your specific needs.
  • And of course, you will meet Scouts and Guides from all over Europe and you will share your experiences and best practices among all of you.


The event will take place in the Gilwell Park Scout Activity Centre in Chingford, London. For more information, you can contact us and we will get back as soon as we can.