Scouting is a global youth movement with over 40 million members worldwide, of which around 27,000 are part of the Eurasia Region. The role of the Eurasia Region is to support our 9 member National Scout Organizations (NSOs) and it is the sixth and youngest Region within the World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM).
The Eurasia Scout Region was created at the request of the five National Scout Organizations that by the time of taking decision by the World Scout Committee were considered as candidates for membership in the WOSM by: the Armenian National Scout Organization - HASK (now the National Scout Movement of Armenia - HASK), the Belarussian National Scout Association (now – the Belarussian Republican Scout Association - BRSA ), the Georgian Organization of the Scout Movement -”Scouts of Georgia”(GOSM ), the National Organization of Scouts of Moldova (now – the National Scout Association of Moldova - NSAM ) and the Association of Scouts of Tajikistan (AST).
The creation of the sixth Region of the World Organization of the Scout Movement was approved by the World Scout Committee on 27 April, 1997. The region comprises 12 countries - Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, the Republic of Georgia, the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, the Republic of Moldova, The Russian Federation, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Ukraine.
Geographically, the region is situated on the territory of 27 million sq. km and is divided by 12 time zones, from the Carpathians to the Bering Strait, from the Arctic Circle to the Pamirs. The total number of people living in the countries of the Region amounts to approximately 270 million people.
The Foundation Conference of the Eurasia Regional Scout Organization was held on April 26, 1998, Yerevan, Armenia.
Originally the Eurasia Regional Office of the World Scout Bureau (WSB) was situated in the urban-type settlement of Gursuf, Yalta, the Crimea, Ukraine.
Since 2010 the Eurasia Regional Office of the WSB is located in Kiev, Ukraine.