What We Do

Scouting is the world’s leading educational youth movement. It provides millions of young people with opportunities to participate in programmes, events, activities, and projects that contribute to their growth as active citizens.

WOSM also supports its global membership of National Scout Organizations (NSOs) to deliver better quality Scouting to more young people, and offers a wide range of capacity strengthening opportunities to enhance the growth and development of Scouting worldwide.

Support for NSOs

WOSM provides direct support to its global membership of NSOs and National Scout Associations. These Member Organizations can access a wide range of services, resources, grants, and guidance that are easily accessible virtually and in-person. 

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a scout picking plants from the field
World Scout Bureau

Creating a Better World

Scouting mobilises young people to take action towards that improves their lives and enables them to become advocate of positive change. Our initiatives like Scouts for SDGs and the Global Youth Mobilization, are a driving force for peace and sustainable development in communities.

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World-class Events

Local, national, Regional and World Scout events are integral to the Scouting experience. Every year, we hold exciting and engaging events in different parts of the world and for specific age groups that encourage the spirit of friendship and global citizenship.

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Young people and adults sit on the grass making a circle.
World Tour of the Scout Movement
3 minutes
Mali Scouts
4 minutes
From left to right, Dr. Mohamed Omar, Chairman of the World Scout Conference Executive Committee; Ahmad Alhendawi, Secretary-General, World Organization of the Scout Movement; Dr. Ashraf Sobhy, Minister of Youth and Sport of Egypt; 3 Scouts holding a cup
4 minutes