Participant eligibility for the 14th World Scout Youth Forum

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Global Support Centre, Kuala Lumpur from Worldwide

Dear friends,

At its recent meeting from 25 to 26 September 2020, the World Scout Committee (WSC) reviewed recommendations from the World Scout Youth Forum (WSYF) Planning Team regarding the age range for eligibility to participate in the upcoming 14th WSYF.

The normal age range for participants to take part in the WSYF is from 18 to 26 years of age (inclusive). However, due to the postponement of the event, the WSC has approved the new age range for participation for young people who are 18 to 27 years of age (inclusive). The revised age range is in keeping with the spirit of Scouting to allow participants who were eligible for the 2020 event dates to also be eligible to attend in 2021.

Considering the newly approved dates of the event (see Circular 36/2020), any individual born on or between 17 August 1993 and 16 August 2003 will therefore be eligible for participation. In addition, the WSC also set the eligibility for candidates as Youth Advisors to the World Scout Committee for the term 2021-2024 to be the same age range as participants to the 14th WSYF in 2021.

This revised participant age range is due to the exceptional circumstances of the event’s postponement and will not set a precedent for future World Scout Youth Forums.

Should you have any further questions about participation in the 14th WSYF, please visit, the World Scout Youth Forum Facebook page, or contact Carla Simões, Director, Youth Programme at the World Scout Bureau at


Yours in Scouting,


Ahmad Alhendawi

Secretary General

World Organization of the Scout Movement


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