World Scouting often needs allies in the political sphere in order to accomplish its mission. By working with Parliamentarians, World Scouting can achieve two objectives. First, the Scouts can present their agenda and ideas to individuals outside of the organisation. Then, the Parliamentarians, now fully aware of the Scouts' needs and priorities, can draft and vote on policies that can assist World Scouting in meeting its goals.
The World Scout Parliamentary Union (WSPU) is an international organisation that unites the National Scout Parliamentary Associations (NSPAs) which exist in almost 100 countries world-wide and their members are Members of national Parliaments, Deputies or Senators. Its object is to strengthen National Scout Organisations and World Scouting through the influence of parliamentarians who believe that Scouting is an effective educational method.