57 million+
Scouts and volunteers
173
National Scout Organizations
2.7 billion+
Hours of community service
16 million+
Service projects and actions
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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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Scouting is a global movement connected together through 173 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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Featured Stories

MoP Heroes 2022
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Scout Nadine Shili poses in front of the United Nations headquarters in New York City
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Scouts on stage after a successful events about Scouts for SDGs at the SDG Hub at COP27 in Egypt
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European Sustainability Forum
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This project brought fun and beauty to the city of Coro, while raising awareness for environmental conservation and plastic pollution.
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Scouts Grecia and Kazi speak with a reporter during COP26
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Scouts in Switzerland works cleaning their local community in autumn
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Scouts in Sao Paolo of União dos Escoteiros do Brasil pose in front of a colourful gate while working on a project to help the environment and easing poverty
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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 173 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 173 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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Eurasia Region

The Eurasia Scout Region supports nine Member Organizations in Central Europe, Eastern Europe, Central Asia, and Western Asia.
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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 173 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

Eurasia Region

The Eurasia Scout Region supports nine Member Organizations in Central Europe, Eastern Europe, Central Asia, and Western Asia.
Discover more

European Region

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

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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