The Strategic Plan of the Scout Association of Trinidad and Tobago
For the years 2017–2020
What do we want to have our Association look like in the next four to five years and beyond? Can you picture what we SHOULD look like? How do we become the premier youth organisation in Trinidad and Tobago?
The Strategy for Scouting starts from the Mission of Scouting. The mission is a statement of what scouting seeks to achieve and provides a common starting point for the adoption and implementation of the Strategy. A vision has been agreed, and from this shared vision seven strategic priorities have been identified. It is through scouting responding to these seven priorities that the vision will be realized.
For Scouting to be seen as the pre-eminent youth organisation in Trinidad and Tobago
- The vision of the SATT is to be the premier, youth-serving organisation for character development, citizenship and leadership training and physical fitness for area children and their families.
- The National Council will recruit and retain professional staff and volunteer leaders who share a deep personal commitment to serving youth by offering training, recognition and fellowship.
- The National Council will build and grow a secure and well-managed financial base to drive its programs and priorities.
- The Council's ongoing goal is to reach the greatest number of youth in diverse communities with excellent quality activities that engage, educate and enrich with a foundation of life skills, practical ethics and personal development.
- Our Zones and Districts will meet or exceed the established National Performance requirements throughout its organisation and programs.
- The Council will be an active member of the community by fostering and nurturing partnerships with civic and business organisations that complement Scouting values.
The involvement and participation of young people in the decisions which affect the Movement is an important part of the Scouting experience. Their input will be sought and considered at all levels of the organization.
Our Youth Program should be exciting, culturally relevant and appealing to today's youth, attracting them at an extraordinary rate and retaining them longer.
Every Scout deserves to have a good leader. ScoutsTT is committed to ensuring that the best possible leadership and adult resources are provided so that our young people get the best quality experience that can be provided.
It is our aspiration that Scouting's youth, volunteer leaders and employees exmeplify leadership excellence across all aspects of the movement.
Our aim is to become the leading NGO in the area of youth advocacy - specifically in the areas of youth leadership and development, education, health and wellness, citizenship, workplace preparation and community building.
By expanding its role as a leading advocate for youth issues, ScoutsTT creates an environment in which Districts and Groups can success and grow.
Our vision is that the visibility of the movement is not simply seen at the national level but felt by the community at the local level. Scouting must developan approach that truly impacts the communities in which we operate.
Establishing realtionsips with key leaders and alliances with other organisations is critical to creating the impact that we will like to have. At all levels we should develop networking opportunites with other NGOs, business community, churches, community groups etc. to not only be opportunities for growth but for program enrichment, leveraging resources and real partnerships in development.
A critical issue for the movement is the challenge it faces with regards to its communications and national image. There is a clear requirement for us to engage our stakeholders so as to fully undersand how the movement is perceived. This will enable the development of a marketing and communications strategy to communicate how ScoutsTT meets the needs and interests of multiple audiences - youth, parents, donors, business and professional leaders, and the general public.
Building the organisation's capacity and strengthening our institutional management structures is a key pillar of moving the organisation forward. It is the foundation for delivering on many, if not all, of the other strategic objectives. Institutional strengthening can be defined simply as:
The creation or reinforcement of a network of organisations to effectively generate, allocate and use human, material and financial resources to attain specific objectives on a sustainable basis.