The European YMCA Scouting and Jungschar Group (ESG) is a working group dedicated to promoting scouting and Jungschar programs for young people. The YMCA believes that scouting and Jungschar can help young people develop important life skills, such as leadership, teamwork, and self-reliance, while also promoting personal growth and social inclusion.
ESG works with YMCA associations across Europe to develop and implement scouting and Jungschar programs that meet the needs and interests of young people. The network also organizes training programs, workshops, and exchange programs for scouting and Jungschar leaders, providing them with the tools and knowledge needed to design and deliver high-quality programs. Through its activities, ESG aims to create a safe and supportive environment where young people can learn, grow, and develop through scouting and Jungschar.
In addition to its work with YMCA associations, ESG also collaborates with other scouting organizations, policymakers, and funders to promote the value of scouting and Jungschar for youth development and social inclusion. The organization advocates for policies and programs that support scouting and Jungschar for young people, and provides expertise and guidance to other organizations working in the field of scouting and youth development. Through its advocacy and networking activities, ESG aims to build a stronger and more connected scouting community in Europe.