57 million+
Scouts and volunteers
175
National Scout Organizations
2.7 billion+
Hours of community service
16 million+
Service projects and actions

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Two Scouts stand out from a huge crowd of Scouts, waving their arms in the air
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Mali Scouts
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From left to right, Dr. Mohamed Omar, Chairman of the World Scout Conference Executive Committee; Ahmad Alhendawi, Secretary-General, World Organization of the Scout Movement; Dr. Ashraf Sobhy, Minister of Youth and Sport of Egypt; 3 Scouts holding a cup
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Scouts Indonesia

Scouting is the world's leading educational youth Movement empowering 57 million young people and volunteers to be active global citizens and agents of change in their communities.

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A leader helping a young scout

Scouting is a global movement connected together through 175 National Scout Organizations that deliver quality Scouting programmes, events and initiatives locally and nationally.

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MoP Workshop

WOSM supports the growth and development of Scouting worldwide to enable more young people and volunteers to experience Scouting’s life-changing educational offering. 

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Young people sit at the Flemish Parliament.
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Young people and adults sit on the grass making a circle.
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World Tour of the Scout Movement
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Plastic tide turners in Madagascar
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Tide Turner Scouts cleaning up the river near City Park, Parklands, Nairobi to raise awareness on plastic pollution
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Rovers from different countries have a conversation.
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Linnea Wedelin
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Scouts holding candles
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What We Do

South Sudan Scouts laughing

World Scouting mobilises millions of young people through our Messengers of Peace, Earth Tribe and other initiatives to learn about and take action for peace, equality and sustainable development. 

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scouts around the camprife

World Scouting convenes some of the world’s largest youth events such as the Jamboree, Moot and JOTA-JOTI bring young people and volunteers together to learn new skills and experience different cultures.

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scout in a workshop

We provide support to our membership of 175 National Scout Organizations to provide quality scouting to more young people through our cutting-edge WOSM Services platform and other capacity strengthening opportunities

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Where We Work

Scouting Worldwide

Scouting is active in nearly every country engaging more than 57 million young people and volunteers worldwide. The World Organization of the Scout Movement is the largest international organisation for Scouting and recognises over 170 National Scout Organizations as its members.
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Africa Region

The Africa Scout Region is comprised of 40 member National Scout Organizations in Sub-Saharan Africa. Together, they support more than 3.4 million young people and over 220,000 adult volunteers across the region.
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Arab Region

The Arab Scout Region is the regional focal point for National Scout Organizations in 19 Arab countries.
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Asia-Pacific Region

The Asia-Pacific Scout Region fosters the Scout Movement in 24 countries. Of the over 57 million members worldwide, more than 35 million young people and over 220,000 adult volunteers are registered in the region, making it the largest Scouting region by membership.
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European Region

The European Scout Region supports over 2 million Scouts and volunteers at 40 National Scout Organizations.
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Interamerica Region

The Interamerica Scout Region supports over 30 National Scout Organizations in Central, North, and South America. Over 3 million Scouts from across the region have joined the Movement.
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Scouting Worldwide

Scouting is active in nearly every country engaging more than 57 million young people and volunteers worldwide. The World Organization of the Scout Movement is the largest international organisation for Scouting and recognises over 170 National Scout Organizations as its members.
Discover more

Africa Region

The Africa Scout Region is comprised of 40 member National Scout Organizations in Sub-Saharan Africa. Together, they support more than 3.4 million young people and over 220,000 adult volunteers across the region.
Discover more

Arab Region

The Arab Scout Region is the regional focal point for National Scout Organizations in 19 Arab countries.
Discover more

Asia-Pacific Region

The Asia-Pacific Scout Region fosters the Scout Movement in 24 countries. Of the over 57 million members worldwide, more than 35 million young people and over 220,000 adult volunteers are registered in the region, making it the largest Scouting region by membership.
Discover more

European Region

The European Scout Region supports over 2 million Scouts and volunteers at 40 National Scout Organizations.
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Interamerica Region

The Interamerica Scout Region supports over 30 National Scout Organizations in Central, North, and South America. Over 3 million Scouts from across the region have joined the Movement.
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