The European Scout Region is strategically managed by the Regional Scout Committee, which is elected by the Regional Scout Conference which is the general assembly and attended by delegations from all 40 member National Scout Organisations in the Region.
The operations of the European Scout Region is governed by the Constitution of the European Scout Region, which is based on the Constitution of the World Oraganization of the Scout Movement.
Every three years, the Region organises a Regional Conference to fulfil its constitutional obligations, to report back on the actions taken in the previous years, in particular those undertaken in relation to objectives set in the Regional Scout Plan. The Conference also elects the Regional Scout Committee and facilitates networking and sharing among all 40 National Scout Organisations. The specific role of the Regional Conference is identified in the Regional Constitution:
- To further the Scout Movement within the Region by promoting the kindred spirit of cooperation and mutual assistance among Scout organisations within the Region.
- To foster the idea of European citizenship, based on the consciousness of a common heritage and destiny.
- To develop cooperation among European youth.
- To exercise other functions resulting from the Regional Constitution and other laws governing the Region.
- To ensure the proper implementation of the decisions and policies laid down by the World Organization of the Scout Movement which affect the European Region.
The next European Regional Scout Conference will take place in the Netherlands in July 2022. For more information about the Conference, please visit the event site when available.
The Regional Committee is made up of six volunteer members, elected for a three-year term. An appointed volunteer serves as Treasurer and the Director of the World Scout Bureau Europe Support Centre is the Committee’s secretary. The Regional Committee meets three times a year. In addition, there are other meetings to support the work of the Region. The specific role of the European Scout Committee is identified in the Regional Constitution:
- To exercise such functions as are provided for in the Regional Constitution.
- To put into effect the resolutions of the Regional Conference and to fulfil any duty that the Conference may assign to it.
- To act as an advisory body to the World Committee.
- To act as an advisory body for member organisations in the Region requiring advice and assistance.
For a list of current Committee Members, please click here.
At its meeting in November 2019 and in compliances with resolutions adopted by the European Scout Conference in June 2016, the European Scout Committee adopted a series of internal policies to be applicable with immediate effect and until further notice:
- The Complaints Policy of the World Organization of the Scout Movement
- The Code of Conduct of the World Organization of the Scout Movement
- The Conflict of Interest Policy of the European Scout Committee
- and the Standing Orders of the European Scout Committee
For the first and second year of a Triennium, the European Scout Region publishes an Annual Report about its work. The report published after the third year of each Triennium serves as Triennial Report and is submitted to the European Scout Conference.