Myanmar Scout joins WOSM
The World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM) welcomes Myanmar Scout, the National Scout Organization of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar. WOSM currently has a total of 164 National Scout Organizations in more than 220 countries and territories in the world.
Some facts about Scouting in Myanmar
In Myanmar, Scouting was introduced since the 1950s and was disbanded in 1964. The membership before disbandment was over 100,000. The redevelopment of Scouting started in 2012. The current membership is approximately 25,000. The Union of Burma Boy Scouts was a full member of the World Organization of the Scout Movement in the early 1950’s. They were active and had complied with their constitutional duties. The membership of Burma before disbandment was over 100,000.
Scouting in Myanmar (Burma) was disbanded in 1964 due to change in the government system. In the decades following, Scouting units existed underground and the firm believers of the Principles of Scouting continued the programme. This was evident when the regional team met old Scouts who continued the same Scouting methods. This is further manifested by the existence of their Scouting manuals, records and, uniform.
Since the first visit of APR in 2012, the membership of Myanmar Scout had grown from 2,000 to approximately 25,000.
The legal registration and Constitution of Myanmar Scout was approved by the Myanmar government. The Constitutions Committee, on behalf of the World Scout Committee, confirmed that all requirements of WOSM membership under Chapter III, Article V have been fulfilled.