WORLD ORGANIZATION OF THE SCOUT MOVEMENT (WOSM)

Definition

The Scout Movement is a voluntary non-political educational movement for young people open to all without distinction of gender, origin, race or creed, in accordance with the purpose, principles and method conceived by the Founder and stated below.

Purpose

The purpose of the Scout Movement is to contribute to the development of young people in achieving their full physical, intellectual, emotional, social and spiritual potentials as individuals, as responsible citizens and as members of their local, national and international communities.

The World Organization of the Scout Movement is an international, non-governmental organization composed of its recognized national Scout organizations. Its governing body is the World Conference, which meets every three years, and its executive is the World Committee composed of elected volunteers.

The World Scout Bureau is the secretariat of the Movement. It serves national Scout organizations from its headquarters in Geneva and its regional offices in Geneva and Brussels; Cairo; Manila; Nairobi, Dakar and Capetown; Santiago de Chile; and Yalta-Gurzuf and Moscow.

The World Scout Bureau’s services are funded by fees from National Scout Organizations, based on their membership and adjusted according to their country’s per capita income. Other funding comes from contributions and grants from foundations, corporations, agencies and individuals. Significant support is received from the World Scout Foundation.

WOSM Structure

Regions map

Africa Scout Region

Angola
Benin
Botswana
Burkina Faso
Burundi
Cameroon
Cape Verde
Chad
Comoros
Mozambique
Namibia
Niger
Congo
Djibouti
Eritrea
Equatorial Guinea

Congo
Ethiopia
Gabon
Gambia
Ghana
Guinea
Kenya
Lesotho
Liberia
Malawi
Madagascar
Mauritius
Guinea Bissau
Mali
Somali
Sao Tome & Principe
Central Africa Republic

Nigeria
Rwanda
Senegal
Seychelles
Sierra Leone
South Africa
South Sudan
Swaziland
Tanzania
Togo
Uganda
Zambia
Zimbabwe

Arab Scout Region

Algeria
Bahrain
Egypt
Iraq
Jordan
Kuwait
Lebanon

Libya
Mauritania
Morocco
Oman
Palestine
Qatar

Saudi Arabia

Sudan
Syria
Tunis
United Arab Emirate
Yemen

Asia-Pacific Scout Region

Australia
Bangladesh
Bhutan
Brunei Darussalam
Cambodia
China
FIJI ISLANDS
Hong Kong
India
Indonesia
Japan
Kiribati
Korea

Malaysia
Maldives
Mongolia
Myanmar
Nepal
New Zealand
Pakistan
Papua New Guinea
Philippines
Singapore
Sri Lanka
Thailand
MACAU
Polynesia

Eurasian Scout Region

Armenia
Azerbaijan
Belarus
Georgia
Kazakhstan
Moldova
Russia
Tajikistan
Ukraine

European Scout Region

Austria
Belgium
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Bulgaria
Croatia
Cyprus
Czech Republic
Denmark
Estonia
Finland
France
Germany
Greece

Hungary
Iceland
Ireland
Israel
Italy
Latvia
Liechtenstein
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Macedonia
Malta
Monaco
Montenegro
Netherlands
Norway
Poland

Portugal
Romania
San Marino
Serbia
Slovakia
Slovenia
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
Turkey
United Kingdom

Interamerican Scout Region

Argentina
Aruba
Bahamas
Barbados
Belize
Bolivia
Brasil
Canada
Chile
Colombia
Costa Rica
Curazao
Dominica
Ecuador

El Salvador
Grenada
Guatemala
Guyana
Haiti
Honduras
Jamaica
Mexico
Nicaragua
Panama
Paraguay
Peru
Saint Lucia

Saint Vincent and The Grenadines
Suriname
Trinidad and Tobago
United States
Uruguay
Venezuela