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.
There are 26 Main territories where Scouting exists, often as overseas branches of member Scout organizations:
Cocos (Keeling) Islands
Falkland Islands (Malvinas)
Saint Pierre and Miquelon
Turks and Caicos Islands
Virgin Islands, British
Virgin Islands, U.S.
Wallis and Futuna
Potential Member Countries
There are 29 countries where Scouting exists (be it embryonic or widespread) but where there is no National Scout Organization which is yet a member of the World Organization of the Scout Movement.
Note: In the independent countries marked with a "*", there is a Scout Association which is a branch of a WOSM member.
Antigua and Barbuda*
Central African Republic
Micronesia, Federated States of*
Saint Kitts and Nevis*
Sao Tome and Principe Solomon Islands *
WOSM maintains official contacts with the Scouts of Macau, and French Polynesia, which are associate members of the Asia-Pacific Scout Region, and with the Scouts of the Netherlands Antilles, an associate member of the Inter-American Scout Region.
Countries with no Scouting
There are 6 countries where Scouting, to WOSM's knowledge, does not exist; in some it would not be allowed. These are:
People's Republic of China
Democratic People's Republic of Korea
Lao People's Democratic Republic