Press Releases and Statements

For information about World Scouting, please see:
Scouting – Education for Life
WOSM constitution

Press Releases

In global first, Scouts spend one billion hours making the world a better place
(3 July 2018)

3rd World Scout Education Congress to take place in Brazil in December 2019
(4 May 2018)

World Scouting and UN Environment renew their partnership on
environmental education, protection

(8 February 2018)

Scouts to receive recognition for high-impact community service projects at Messengers of Peace Hero award ceremony
(1 December 2017)

Statement from the World Organization of the Scout Movement on the Boy Scouts of America’s Historic Decision to Include Girls and Young Women in All Programmes
(12 October 2017)

41st World Scout Conference Concludes with Call to Drive Further Growth and Deepen Impact
(18 August 2017)

Egypt to Host the 42nd World Scout Conference and 14th World Scout Youth Forum in 2020
(18 August 2017)

World Scouting and UN Women Sign Memorandum of Understanding to advance gender equality in support of UN Women's HeForShe Initiative
(17 August 2017)

2017-2020 World Scout Committee Elected
(17 August 2017)

Korea Scout Association to host the 25th World Scout Jamboree
(16 August 2017)

World Scouting’s Largest Conference Opens in Baku
(14 August 2017)

World Scouting Leadership to Convene in Baku for the 41st World Scout Conference
(10 August 2017)

13th World Scout Youth Forum Gathers Young Scouts Leaders from Around the World
(7 August 2017)

Press Statement by the World Organization of the Scout Movement
on the Fatal Accident Involving Scouts in Madagascar

(4 August 2017)

World Scouting’s Biggest Moot Concludes
(2 August 2017)

Pope Francis presides over MoU signing ceremony between WOSM and SCHOLAS
(9 June 2017)

Ahmad Alhendawi appointed the next Secretary General of the World Organization of the Scout Movement
(15 November 2016)

Recent allegations against one of our member organisation UPDATE as of 08 September
(08 September 2016)

World Scout Movement announces its commitment to deliver 1 billion hours of community service at COP21
(9 December 2015)

WOSM Secretary General Conferred the Silver Elephant Award
(9 December 2015)

Leave the world a little better than you found it
(27 November 2015)

Largest Annual Scouting Event in the World in Action: 16 to 18 October 2015
(9 October 2015)

Record 40 million Scouts receive unprecedented recognition for their leadership in environmental action
(6 October 2015)

2.2 mil views in 2 weeks for SCOUTS South Africa’s new advert "Learn It Young. Remember It Forever" #BePrepared
(11 September 2015)

Scouts Display Global Solidarity as the 23rd World Scout Jamboree Closes
(7 August 2015)

Dialogue builds bridges among communities
(3 August 2015)

#SCOUTSGOSOLAR – In Reality, and Globally
(3 August 2015)

Scouts to participate in the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Ceremony
(3 August 2015)

Launched: World Scouting-UNESCO World Heritage Recognition Initiative, Messengers of Peace Programme at the 23rd World Scout Jamboree
(31 July 2015)

23rd World Scout Jamboree Opens in Japan with Spectacular Ceremony
(29 July 2015)

#WSJ2015 kicks off today with the arrival of thousands of young people from all over the world
(28 July 2015)

World Scout Jamboree, The Most Diverse Event for Young People in The World Happening in Japan from 28 July – 8 August 2015
(30 June 2015)

Largest Scouting Event in the World Tallies 1.3 Million Participants
(15 April 2015)

WOSM and UNCTAD to promote entrepreneurship skills among Scouts
(19 December 2014)

Ordinary people step up and step in to make a difference, to create a better world (10 December 2014)

WOSM strengthens partnership with United Nations Millennium Campaign at 10th anniversary celebration of the Scouts of the World Award (14 August 2014)

40th World Scout Conference opens in Ljubljana (11 August 2014)

World Scout Bureau opens office in Kuala Lumpur (18 June 2014)

The King of Sweden visits Scouts engaged in support to typhoon victims in the Philippines (26 Jan 2014)

Scouts join humanitarian operation for Syrian refugees (14 Jan 2014)

1st World Scout Education Congress takes place in Hong Kong (22 Nov 2013)

Permanent Digital Jamboree (16 Oct 2013)

WOSM Statements:

World Scout Committee Statement on Respect for Human Rights

Other Statements:

IFWS Joint Statement

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