Scouting is part of the community and is working in partnership with others, from individuals to organisations and institutions at local, national and world levels.
World Scout Foundation (WSF)
The World Scout Foundation helps the growth and development of Scouting worldwide by providing financial support for the World Organization of the Scout Movement.
It does this by permanently investing capital donations from individuals, foundations, corporations, governments, and from members of the Scout Movement who want to help young people learn positive values and become tomorrow's leaders.
The Foundation also seeks non-capital donations to support specific World Scouting projects.
The need has never been more urgent, and the potential rewards have never been greater, if Scouting is able to help instill the values that are so essential to the future of our global community.
- Nearly all of the Foundation's investment income is donated each year for the work of the World Organization of the Scout Movement at global and regional level.
- Foundation assets have been growing since 1978 and now are about 50 million Swiss Francs. (2008)
- The Honorary Chairman of the World Scout Foundation is His Majesty the King of Sweden.
- The Foundation is governed by a Board composed of qualified volunteers from around the world, and it is managed by a small staff in Geneva, Switzerland.
World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS)
The World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) offers girls and young women in Girl Guiding and Girl Scouting an international family. Through its member organizations, WAGGGS provides a high quality non-formal educational programme that provides dynamic, flexible and values-based training in life skills, leadership and decision making. WOSM enjoys a special status with WAGGGS and both organisations work together in an atmosphere of good friendship and mutual respect on the Consultative Committee.
Clean Up the World (CUW)
Clean Up the World is one of the largest community-based environmental campaigns in the world and WOSM has been an Ally with Clean Up the World since 2008. It is held in conjunction with the United Nations Environment Programme or UNEP, an estimated 35 million volunteers from 120 countries are now taking part annually, including many National Scout Organizations.
World Scout Parliamentary Union (WSPU)
The World Scout Parliamentary Union is an international organisation that unites the National Scout Parliamentary Associations which exist in almost 100 countries worldwide and their members are members of national parliaments, deputies or senators. Its objective is to strengthen National Scout Organisations and World Scouting through the influence of parliamentarians who believe that Scouting is an effective educational method.
Association of Top Achiever Scout (ATAS)
ATAS is a fraternity of members who have achieved the highest Scout award in their National Scout Organizations. It is open to members of the Queens, King, Tiger, National Flower, SAR, Honorary, Shaheen, Fuji, President, Garuda and Royal Scouts or its equivalent in the World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM) in the Asia Pacific Region or Queens Guide, Mugunghwa Scout or its equivalent in the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts who are leaders of the WOSM in the Asia Pacific Region.
The primary objective of ATAS is to strengthen friendship and solidarity through continued relationships amongst top/achiever Scouts and to give support and complement the work of the national Scout organizations across the region.
ATAS Form 8.95 kB
Asia-Pacific Evergreen Scouters (APES)
APES’ primary objective is to strengthen solidarity and friendship through continued relationship among former and present members of the Regional Scout Committee and Sub-Committees. It is open to past regional committee and sub-committee members as well as senior office bearers of National Scout Organizations.
APES Membership Form 74.20 kB