World Scout Youth Forum


The World Scout Youth Forum provides an opportunity for young members of World Scouting to discuss and express their views on different issues, and many participants are also delegates at the World Scout Conference. Through preparing inputs and making recommendations to the World Scout Conference and to the World Scout Committee, participants will develop the skills necessary to take part in decision-making processes.

The World Scout Youth Forum is considered as an interim measure to improve youth involvement in decision-making at world level.


Each National Scout Organization can send up to two delegates and three observers. Delegates must be aged 18-26 at the time of the event.


The World Scout Youth Forum takes place every three years, in conjunction with the World Scout Conference. The first Forum took place in 1971 in Japan.

Documentation from recent World Scout Youth Forums:

12th World Scout Youth Forum, Slovenia 2014
11th World Scout Youth Forum, Brazil 2011
10th World Scout Youth Forum, Korea 2008
9th World Scout Youth Forum, Tunisia 2005
8th World Scout Youth Forum, Greece 2002
7th World Scout Youth Forum, South Africa 1999

Slovenia hosted the World Scout Youth Forum in 2014, and the next one will take place in Azerbaijan in 2017. For more information about the 2017 World Scout Youth Forum page.

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