Future Scouts (est. 2016) is an international scouting organization for 21st century learners of all ages and genders. The Future Scouts create experiences, invent tools and develop technologies that help youngsters, teens and adults become self-directed, lifelong learners.

*phyle (pronounced like 'file'): an intergenerational peer learning community sharing and exchanging skills, knowledge, know-how and value.

The mission of the Future Scouts is to prepare learners with survival skills for the 21st century. We create transformative learning and service opportunities for ages 6 and up.

Future Scouts promotes a self-directed, lifelong learning approach for education with no age ceilings, no gender limits, no geographical borders, and no cost barriers.

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Upcoming Sessions

Here are a few of our upcoming orientation sessions. See our full calendar for more details, and RSVP to an orientation session today.

Meet some of the Future Scout Peers

We have a growing list of trusted facilitators, educators and mentors within our network. If you're interested in joining the Future Scouts Peers, get in touch today.

Here's a short video introduction to the Future Scouts.

Want to learn more about us? Check out the Future Scouts Gazette – our publication for self-directed, lifelong learners.


Future Scouts App & Crypto Token: 𐤎MERIT

This fall, Future Scouts is opening its Scouts social learning app to beta testers. Learners will be able to earn and redeem 𐤎MERIT, our official token, within our ecosystem and with our partners. The Scouts social learning app of will include access to regularly hosted virtual workshops, remote prototyping sessions and various free content from the Scout Handbook of 21st Century Survival Skills.

Future Scouts social learning app is designed to help grow the Future Scouts network through learners connecting to one another and themselves as they develop as self-directed, lifelong learners.

Develop ^SKILLS^

Our Scouts social learning app contains short form video content, and age-appropriate curriculum that memorably inform youth and help them develop specific skills, literacies and competencies.

Build 𐤎MERIT

As scouts level up their literacies, skills and competencies, they build 𐤎MERIT, the official cryptocurrency token of Future Scouts. More info about 𐤎MERIT soon @


The Scouts Handbook of 21st Century Survival Skills

(Global Pandemic Edition!)

After 5 years of running programs with youth aged 5-75, we've harvested, analyzed and synthesized our learnings into an artifact made for learners of all ages. Updated regularly, available digitally and physically, the Scouts Handbook is a comprehensive, practical reference guide to self-directed, lifelong learning. It's also the foundation for joining or starting a Future Scouts Phyle.


Not everyone has the same learning preferences. The more learners can learn how they learn, the more effective they can self-direct their own learning. We introduce learners to ways that they can develop their own natural intelligences.

Vetted Learning Resources

We've narrowed down the enormous research into hundreds of tools, experiments, and games into this artifact, designed to facilitate your own unique learning journey.We link to resources where learners can dig deeper into specific fields of interest.

Intellectual Self Defense

We'll examine the hidden hand of cognitive biases in our sensemaking, in our systems, and in the media. Learners are equipped with mental and relational strategies that help them build immunity against misinformation, coersion and manipulation.

Tools, Tips and Tricks

We provide content, tools and frameworks for individuals to learn in small peer groups, develop practical skills while experimenting, and create patterns for alternative learning.

Miles (21)

Alumni of Future Scouts

Los Angeles, CA

"I took home with me better work ethic. It helped me move faster with my creative process. I have less fear about trying new things. More trust in myself and other people. Future Scouts helped me understand the future isn't something that other people control. It's what I make of it. "

"Future Scouts encourages imagination, the desire to learn and creativity from youth. Facilitators propose different activities that make students engage with systemic problems and prototype solutions. This implies that they have to review different knowledge of different subjects like science, math and art to find creative solutions to wicked problems."
Gema Fernandez


Madrid, Spain

Glimpse into your preferred future with Future Scouts.

Become a co-founder of a 21st century decentralized service organization. Join us.

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Ask Naruto!

Naruto is a conversational interface built using advanced AI. We're creating Naruto to assist you with your self-directed learning. You can ask him all sorts of questions about our programs, our schedule, and a quite a few other things (like memes), and he'll do his best to answer.