1970 1st African Regional Scout Conference in Senegal.
1971 1st World Scout Youth Forum, in conjunction with the 23rd World Scout Conference, in Japan. World Organization membership passes 100 member countries.
1972 1st International Community Development Seminar in Dahomey (now Benin).
1973 1st Environment Conservation seminar in Sweden.
1973-1974 1st Asia-Pacific Regional Scout Jamboree in the Philippines.
1977 Death of Lady Olave Baden-Powell, June 25.
1979 World Jamboree Year: Join-in-Jamboree around the world.
1981 UNESCO Prize for Peace Education presented to WOSM.
1982 Rotary International honours the Scout Movement.
1982-3 Year of the Scout - 75th Anniversary of Scouting.
1984 Rotary Award for World Understanding and The International Association of Lions Clubs honours Scouting.
1985 UN International Youth Year (1st worldwide programme to be implemented with the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts).
1986-7 A child health programme entitled "Help Children Grow" introduced with the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts and UNICEF.
1988 Scouting is honoured by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) in recognition of the Movement's outstanding environment achievements.
Implementation of the resolution on "Towards a Strategy for Scouting" at the 31st World Scout Conference in Melbourne, Australia. Dr. Jacques Moreillon (Switzerland) becomes Secretary General of WOSM.
1989 Scouting celebrated the adoption of the UN Convention on the Rights of
the Child and encourage its ratification by national governments.
1990 Formal agreement, the Kigali Charter, between 23 Scout and Girl Guide associations for the promotion of programmes of cooperation in the form of twinning projects. "Operation of Solidarity" to enable 1 235 children irradiated by the Chernobyl disaster to be the guests of Scouts and Girl Guides in 15 European countries, in collaboration with UNESCO, the Soviet Children's Fund and WAGGGS.
1990-1 World Scout Environment Year.
1991 Creation of the World Scout Parliamentary Union (WSPU), Korea. 60 parliamentarians and Scouting officials from 22 countries on 5 continents attend its constituent assembly.
1992 Creation of Scout Resources International (SCORE), the official Scout Shop of the World Organization.
1994 International symposium on "Scouting: Youth without Borders, Partnership and Solidarity", Marrakech, Morocco. Adoption of the Marrakech Charter to enhance partnership. Signature of an agreement with UNICEF on Oral Rehydration Therapy, Geneva, Switzerland.
The International Public Relations Association bestowed its annual President's Award on to WOSM for "outstanding contribution to better world understanding".
1995 Signing of an agreement of co-operation between WOSM and United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.
Celebrations of the 50th Anniversary of the UN. Youth Forum held by the UN in Geneva, Switzerland. Approximately 2/3rd of delegates were or had been Scouts or Girl Guides.
1997 90th Anniversary of Scouting.
1st official Jamboree on the Internet (JOTI), taking place on same weekend as the 40th Jamboree on the Air (JOTA).
Signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the World Health Organization, AHM (Leprosy Relief Organization) and WOSM to eliminate leprosy.
The Alliance of Youth CEOs (of which WOSM is a member) launches a programme to promote the value of non-formal education. The World Scout Interreligious Forum was established.
1999 The Mission of Scouting is adopted at the 35th World Scout Conference in South Africa.