BSA Transatlantic Council Sustainability Challenge 2021.

TAC Sustainability Challenge Whiteboard animated video explains challenge requirements for Sea Scouts, Venturers, and Explorers in less than 5 minutes. First 12 requirements are the same for Scouts BSA and adults.

Take the TAC Sustainability Challenge 2021. We challenge you, your unit, and your families and friends to take the TAC Sustainability Challenge 2021, and join the movement to improve human impacts upon the planet.

  • Cub Challenge (5-10-year-olds)

  • Scout and Adult Challenge (11-18-year-olds, and all adults)

  • Venturer / Sea Scout / Explorer Challenge (14-21-year-olds)

  • Unit Challenge (groups)

Finish the Challenges before the end of 2021! Earn and purchase a cool limited-edition patch!

To change the world and ensure that a healthy planet is there for the next generations, we need two things: Education & Action. In order for us to measure the action created by the Sustainability Challenge and the impact it has on improving Sustainability around the world, we need to know what you did!

We will be updating the webpage on (at least) a monthly basis to show the impact we have achieved by working together on Sustainability.

Don’t belong to Boy Scouts of America? Or TAC? No problem! Take the Challenge and share it with your friends and family! All Scouts, Guides, humans, and others are invited to take the Sustainability Challenge! Together we can ensure the future of our planet for the generations to come!

Visit our TAC website:

Scouts Canada

Scouts Canada. Scouts for Sustainability. Discover our new Scouts for Sustainability program that integrates the Sustainable Development Goals with the Canadian Path.

Scouts Canada. Scouts for Sustainability and the Sustainable Development Goals. A PDF presentation.

Scouts South Africa

Scout Wiki. Scouts for SDGS. SCOUTS South Africa is introducing an "SDG Champion badge" for Scouts, Rovers and Adults, which can be achieved over two or more years. The Cubs will be challenged annually through their Cub National Challenges.

Scouts Scotland

Sustainable Development Goals. Activities and Resources. Scouts Scotland has worked with Edinburgh-based global learning centre Scotdec to create activities and resources to help Leaders explore the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) with young people.

Scouts UK

Scouts UK for SDGs. In November 2018 World Chief Ambassador Bear Grylls launched Scouts for SDGs at the United Nations. The largest youth contribution to the SDGs worldwide: it’s an all-hands-on-deck commitment to mobilise the helping hands of 50 million Scouts from around the world to make a shared impact. Through the project, we’re aiming to deliver two million local projects linked to the SDGs, and to provide an additional three billion hours of service for them by 2030.

Scouts USA

Scouts BSA. Scouting Magazine. A leader’s guide to the new Sustainability merit badge.

Scouts BSA. Sustainability Merit Badge Pamphlet. Official BSA pamphlet.

Scouts BSA. Sustainability Merit Badge Requirements. A website with the requirements.

Scouts BSA. Sustainability Merit Badge Workbook. This workbook can help you but you still need to read the merit badge pamphlet.This Workbook can help you organize your thoughts as you prepare to meet with your merit badge counselor.

Scouts BSA. Sustainability and Scouting. Sustainability is a consideration in both design and day-to-day actions. It means thinking about people, the environment, and systems, and how they’re all interdependent. It means not shortchanging tomorrow by just thinking about today.

Scouts BSA. Tell Me More About Sustainability. The Summit Bechtel Reserve.

Scouts BSA. The Summit Bechtel Reserve and Sustainability. Situated in the wilds of West Virginia, The Summit Bechtel Reserve is a training, Scouting, and adventure center for the millions of youth and adults involved in the Boy Scouts of America and anyone who loves the outdoors.

Environmental Scouts. Mission is to help us all see that we humans did not inherit this planet from our ancestors, but in fact are borrowing it from our children.

Sustainability Scout. It’s a jungle out there: a flood of information and misinformation, a wilderness of rants and conflicting claims. I love to explore it––do the research so you don’t have to. Besides what I’ve published on Sustainability Scout, here are some books I’ve written.

Scouts 4 SDGs

My 4 SDGs in Scouting sustainability in one minute. #My4SDGs #Scouts4SDGs. How to connect specific Sustainable Development Goals (#My4SDGs) to specific Management courses and community activities. How to add sustainability topics to our outdoors learning opportunities. My 4 SDGs in Scouting sustainability are: #SDG6 Clean Water and Sanitation, #SDG13 Climate Action, #SDG14 Life below water, and #SDG15 Life on land. Pick your specific SDGs and add them to your sustainability activities

Scouts for SDGs Document. Scouts. for SDGs is an unprecedented mobilization of our Movement that will see 50 million Scouts make the world’s largest coordinated youth contribution to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030.

Scouts for SDGs website. Scouts have been active in our communities for over a century, but with the adoption of the 2030 Agenda, we let out a renewed commitment towards grassroots youth-led action for sustainable development through a Scouts for SDGs mobilization initiative. Launched in 2018, Scouts for SDGs is World Scouting’s commitment to make the largest youth-led contribution to the SDGs by mobilizing our 54 million members to complete 4 billion hours of community service for the Goals by 2030. Home page.

Scouts at KISC

Scouting for Sustainable Development. A study of some young people’s environmental views within the Scout Movement by Lovisa Lönegren. Lund University Center for Sustainability Studies.

WOSM and Sustainability Scouting and the Sustainable Development Goals. Scouting, as one of the world’s leading educational youth movements, contributes most effectively towards (the SDG) ‘Goal 4: Quality education’ through its non-formal education that empowers young people to develop their full potential.

World Organization of the Scout Movement. Sustainability is a consideration in both design and day-to-day actions. It means thinking about people, the environment, and systems, and how they're all interdependent. It means not shortchanging tomorrow by just thinking about today.

World Scout Jamboree 2019. Sustainability and Recycling. Sustainability was one of the pillars of the 24th World Scout Jamboree and one of the top priority challenges of world Scouting as well as the world in general.

More Sustainability resources coming soon. always under construction.