World Scout Conference welcomes new members and recognizes growth champions
Welcome to the new members of the world Scouting family and to the 42nd World Scout Conference – Afghanistan National Scout Organization, Pathfinders Scouts Vietnam, and Solomon Islands Scout Association! Afghanistan rejoined WOSM in January 2020 and Vietnam in January 2019. Solomon Islands, the newest member organization, joined in June 2021.
Congratulations to the membership growth champions! The 42nd World Scout Conference recognized National Scout Organizations that have grown the most membership and the highest market share.
Between 2015 to 2019, Bhutan grew its membership by 14.26%, Maldives by 7.77% , Kenya by 3.99%, The Democratic Republic of the Congo by 3.48%, and Indonesia by 2.89%.
Member countries with the highest number of absolute growth are Indonesia with 3,156,520 new members, Kenya with 1,119,276, Bangladesh with 958,083, Philippines with 874,626, and Nigeria with 703,372.
WOSM targets a worldwide market share of 4.26% by 2023. Top five NSOs with the highest market share are Indonesia 29.33%, Bhutan 24.22%, Kenya 10.95%, Liechtenstein 9.83%, and Maldives 9.08%. Stars for absolute growth in each Region were also recognized. In the Asia-Pacific Region, they are Indonesia, Bangladesh, Philippines, Pakistan and Thailand.
The membership census and trends were reported before the COVID 19 pandemic.