A number of Scouting organisations enjoy Consultative Status with the World Scout Committee. These organisations enhance the capacity of Scouting to fulfil its Mission, offering complementary support in fields that are not part of World Scouting’s normal functions. The Consultative Status granted to an organisation is reviewed every three years at the first meeting of the Committee following a World Scout Conference.
The Council of Protestants in Guiding and Scouting (CPGS) is a link of confessional Protestant Guide and Scout associations and Pastoral Protestant committees. The CPGS' understanding of Protestantism is based on the definition of the World Council of Churches.
CPGS regards Scouting and Guiding as an important contributor to the physical, intellectual, social, emotional and spiritual development of youth. Furthermore, CPGS believes that all of the above mentioned dimensions of Scouting should be equally emphasised.
The mission of CPGS is to:
CPGS enjoys Consultative Status with the World Scout Committee and is a member of the World Scout Inter-religious Forum. It is also a member of the Inter-religious Youth Forum of the World Council of Churches.
The International Link of Orthodox Scouts (DESMOS) was established in June 1997 at the Penteli Monastery in Athens, Greece. Its aim is to contribute to the spiritual development of Orthodox Christian Scouts, by helping them to sense the importance of Duty to God and to understand the essentials of B-P's original spiritual vision. The vision of DESMOS is to become a basis of mutual understanding for all Scout Associations that include Orthodox Scouts.
DESMOS strongly encourages inter-religious dialogue and contact through tolerance, understanding and cooperation.
The objectives of DESMOS are to:
DESMOS enjoys Consultative Status with the World Scout Committee and is a member of the World Scout Inter-religious Forum.
The International Catholics Conference of Scouting (ICCS) seeks to bridge the “worlds” of Catholicism and Scouting both spiritually and practically so that all its members can contribute to the improvement and the transformation of the society in which we live.
The purpose of ICCS is to assist young people and adults in fulfilling the part of the Scout Promise that deals with Duty to God. It actively encourages its members to have positive engagement with the spiritual life of their community. This ideal is realised in its member organisations through the support of its Regions (Europe-Mediterranean, African, Asia Pacific and Inter-American).
The aims of the ICCS are to:
In accordance with its aims the ICCS:
ICCS enjoys Consultative Status with the World Scout Committee and is a member of the World Scout Inter-religious Forum.
The International Forum of Jewish Scouts (IFJS) is an autonomous body of Jewish Scouts, who belong to National Scout Organizations of WOSM. Its purpose is to provide an ideal place for dialogue, exchanges and proposals between Jewish Scouts from all over the world.
The objectives of IFJS are:
IFJS enjoys Consultative Status with the World Scout Committee and is a member of the World Scout Inter-religious Forum.
The International Scout and Guide Fellowship (ISGF) is a worldwide organisation for adults in support of Scouting and Guiding. Its aim is to strengthen the dialogue between communities through community-oriented projects worldwide.
Created in 1953 and supported by WAGGGS and WOSM, ISGF has National Scout and Guide Fellowships in 61 countries and more to follow. There are now also members of Central Branch (individual members or groups) in 40 countries.
The mission of ISGF is to promote the spirit of the Scout and Guide Promise and Law in its individual members’ daily lives by continuing personal development, serving in the community and actively supporting WAGGGS and WOSM.
ISGF enjoys Consultative Status with the World Scout Committee.
The International Union of Muslim Scouts (IUMS) is an autonomous organisation with Scout bodies and associations representing Muslim Scouts all over the world.
Established in 1989, IUMS is an organisation of dignified aims, based on the affection, brotherhood and peace among the Muslim people. Implicitly, IUMS carries the call of Islam for the spread of moral virtue and peace within the framework of the World Scout Movement.
The objectives of IUMS are:
IUMS enjoys Consultative Status with the World Scout Committee and is a member of the World Scout Inter-religious Forum.
The World Buddhist Scout Brotherhood (WBSB) began as a means to facilitate religious activities among Buddhist Scouts. The establishment of a Buddhist Scout network was valuable in the organisation of global Buddhist Scout activities.
The objectives of the WBSB are:
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 and is a member of the World Scout Inter-religious Forum.
The World Scout Parliamentary Union (WSPU) is an international organisation that unites the National Scout Parliamentary Associations (NSPAs) that exist in almost 100 countries worldwide. The NSPAs include members of national parliaments, deputies and senators.
The object of the WSPU is to strengthen National Scout Organizations and World Scouting through the influence of parliamentarians who believe that Scouting is an effective educational method.
Each NSPA decides independently on its membership and organisational form. In some countries this structure is formalised, in others it is quite casual. In all cases, however, a fundamental principle of balanced political representation must be - and is - ensured: an NSPA's membership scheme should never be in favour of one party.
Every three years, WSPU members meet for a General Assembly. The next General Assembly will take place 2013 in Japan. WSPU enjoys Consultative Status with the World Scout Committee.