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Scouting first came to Georgia around the 1920s, by way of the British business community in the western part of the country. There was not formalized Georgian Scouting within Georgia prior to the breakup of the former Soviet Union, and Scouting became extinct in the period until the Soviet Union collapsed.
In 1992, students at the University of Tbilisi, notably those in the School of Medicine, took an interest in starting Scouting. Their efforts to create Scout groups were supported by the Scouts de France, working closely with the World Scout Bureau and its Office for the CIS; subsequently Georgian Organization of the Scout Movement (GOSM) was set up, grouping together those who were in agreement with the educational objectives of Scouting. In January 1994 the Organization was legally registered in the country.
The Georgian Organization of the Scout Movement (GOSM) became the 147th member of the World Scout Movement on 26 December 1997.
The objectives of the GOSM are:
to contribute to the development of young generation in achieving their full physical, intellectual, emotional, social, and spiritual potentials both as individuals and responsible citizens, and as members of their local, national, and international communities;
to make opportunities for self-realization and self-determination of the young generation;
to contribute to formation of a person based on national and world cultural values;
to contribute to formation of the professional interests and practical skills in the young generation.
GOSM carries out the following activities:
coordinates small groups' work;
organizes meetings, lectures, seminars, exhibitions, concerts, expeditions, excursions, camps, hiking, sport competitions and other activities;
establishes different clubs.