The World Scout Committee is the executive body of WOSM. It is responsible for the implementation of the resolutions of the World Scout Conference and for acting on its behalf between its meetings.
- Twelve elected members, each from a different country. They are elected by the World Scout Conference by secret ballot, for a three-year term. The elected members are eligible for re-election for an additional term, serving a maximum of six consecutive years.
Ex-officio non-voting members
- The Chairperson or Vice-Chairperson of each duly elected Regional Scout Committee
- The Secretary General of WOSM
- The Treasurer, who is appointed by the World Scout Committee
- A member of the Board of the World Scout Foundation
The Committee normally meets twice a year. Its Steering Committee, consisting of the Chairperson, two Vice-Chairpersons and the Secretary General, meets as needed. Current World Scout Committee members.
Youth Advisors to the World Scout Committee
The World Scout Youth Forum elects six Youth Advisors to the World Scout Committee, whose role is to increase youth participation in the decision making of the organisation. They are elected for a three-year term and take part in the meetings of the World Scout Committee. Youth Advisors, each from a different country, are elected while they are aged 18-26. See current Youth Advisors.
The World Scout Committee estblishes an Operational Framework which is typically comprised of various Work Streams, Task Forces, and Standing Committees which contribute to the implementation of the Triennial Plan. The initial volunteer appointments of the 2021-2024 Operational Framework have been made and updates will continue to be communicated in alignment with the project based approach to deliver on the Triennial Plan.
Standing Orders of the World Scout Committee
The Standing Orders for the Operation of the World Scout Committee and its Substructures (English/French version) was adopted by the current World Scout Committee. The purpose of which is to provide a common operational framework and a set of standards for the World Scout Committee and its substructures which are consistent with WOSM’s Constitution.
The Standing Orders also reference the following documents approved by the World Scout Committee:
- WSC Team Charter
- WSC Conflict of Interest Policy
- WOSM Complaints Policy
- WSC Expenses Policy
- ToR World Treasurer
- ToRs of WSC substructures
- Definition and Scope, Criteria, Rights and Obligations, Procedures of Consultative Status Organizations with the World Scout Committee
World Scout Committee Conflict of Interest Policy
The purpose of this Conflict of Interest Policy is to prevent the institutional or personal interests of the World Scout Committee (WSC) members of the World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM) from interfering with the performance of their duties and to see that there is no personal, professional, or political gain at the expense of WOSM. This policy is not designed to eliminate relationships and activities that may create a duality of interest, but to require the disclosure of any conflict of interest and the non-participation of any interested party in a decision relating thereto. Read more in World Scout Committee Conflict of Interest Policy and Conflict of Interest Registry.
A number of organisations enjoy Consultative Status with the World Scout Committee. The Consultative Status granted to an organisation is reviewed every three years at the first meeting of the World Scout Committee following a World Scout Conference. For more information and a complete list of organisations with Consultative Status, click here.