Every three years, the governing body of World Scouting meets to evaluate the recent past and consider the immediate future. Since 1922, this sequence of meetings has mapped out the unique destiny of an unique movement for young people.
The projection of the Scout Movement towards the future depends on a universal vision, the legacy of Baden-Powell: to create a better world. One year after the Centenary of Scouting.
This report reflects the debates and decisions taken during the first conference of the second century of Scouting.
The 38th World Scout Conference was held 14-18 July 2008 on Jeju Island, Korea. It was attended by 1189 participants from 150 countries. Hosted by the Korea Scout Association, the Conference was officially opened by Dr. Han Seung-soo, the Prime Minister of the Republic of Korea.
Aside from the official sessions and workshops, participants had the opportunity to take part in a varied evening programme and an educational tour of Jeju Island on the Wednesday afternoon.
The World Scout Conference is the governing body, the “general assembly” of World Scouting, and is composed of all the members of the Organization: the National Scout Organizations (NSOs).
Its function is to consider the policy and standards of the Scout Movement throughout the world, formulate the general policy of the World Organization, and take the action required to further the purpose of the Movement.