World Buddhist Scout Brotherhood
The World Buddhist Scout Brotherhood (WBSB) began as a means to facilitate religious activities among Buddhist Scouts.
As the founders of the WBSB noted, many other religions had set up their own Scout groups and furthermore, the establishment of a Buddhist Scout network would be a valuable in the organisation of global Buddhist Scout activities.
Objectives of the WBSB
- To develop and promote the spirit of brotherhood and understanding among Scouts of the Buddhist Faith.
- To develop an education curriculum that should enhance the spiritual dimension in the personalities of young Buddhists in accordance with the purpose, principles and method of the Scout Movement.
- To promote relations between Scouting and local Buddhists.
- To introduce Scouting in such states or areas where Buddhism is established.
- To co-ordinate the activities of "WBSB" with non-Scout Organizations having parallel objectives.
- To motivate co-operation among "WBSB" members.
- To motivate and promote Scouting among Buddhist boys and girls on a global basis.
- To promote contacts, exchanges and interactions with the Scouts of other faiths.
Members of the WBSB include Bhutan, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Mongolia, Sri Lanka, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and the United Kingdom.
WBSB enjoys Consultative Status with the World Scout Committee.