The World Scout Conference is the governing body of WOSM and takes place every three years. This is where the member organisations consider the policy and standards of the Scout Movement, formulate the general policy of the World Organization, and take the action required to further the purpose of the Movement.
The 40th World Scout Conference will take place 11-15 August 2014 in Ljubljana. Each National Scout Organization can send a maximum of six delegates and a number of observers to take part in the event.
The World Scout Youth Forum provides an opportunity for young members of World Scouting to discuss and express their views on different issues, and many participants are also delegates at the World Scout Conference. The World Scout Youth Forum is considered as an interim measure to improve youth involvement in decision-making at world level.
The 12th World Scout Youth Forum will take place 4-7 August 2014 at Rogla. Each National Scout Organization can send up to two delegates and three observers. Delegates must be aged 18-26 at the time of the event.