There are more than 30 million Scouts, youth and adults, boys and girls, in 161 countries. Find out about Scouting in different parts of the world and how the Organization is divided into different regions.
161 National Scout Organizations are members of the World Organization of the Scout Movement. These are listed below. The newest member, Belarus, joined on 5 September 2010.
For the number of members in each country, when Scouting was founded, and when they joined World Scouting, click here.
Sometimes Scouting exists as overseas branches of current member organisations and in some cases Scouting exists, but there is no national organisation.
As of today there are, to WOSM's knowledge, only six countries where Scouting doesn't exist. In some of them, Scouting is not allowed.
World Scouting is composed of 6 regions- Africa, Arab, Asia-Pacific, Eurasia, Europe & Interamerica. Each region has its own World Scout Bureau Regional Office. Find out which member country belongs to which region...