The World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM) is made up of 173 National Scout Organizations (NSOs) all over the world, divided into six Regions: Africa, Arab, Asia-Pacific, Eurasia, Europe, and Interamerica. The World Scout Conference, which takes place every three years, is the governing body of WOSM. It elects a World Scout Committee, which is the executive body of the organisation. The World Scout Bureau is the secretariat and is headed by a Secretary General.

The World Scout Conference

The World Scout Conference is the governing body, the “general assembly” of Scouting, and is composed of all the members of the World Organization: the NSOs. The function of the Conference is to consider the policy and standards of the Scout Movement throughout the world, formulate the general policy of the World Organization, and take the action required to further the purpose of the Movement.

The World Scout Committee

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. The Committee normally meets twice a year. Its Steering Committee, consisting of the Chairperson, two Vice-Chairpersons and the Secretary General, meets as needed.

World Triennial Plan

The Strategy for Scouting is made a reality through World, Regional and National strategic plans. Read the World Triennial Plan 2021-2024 to learn more about Scouting’s priorities.

WOSM 2021-2022 Annual Report

WOSM’s Annual Report 2021-2022 highlights incredible stories and achievements from across the Scout Movement during the period between 1 October 2021 and 30 September 2022. Read the full report to learn how WOSM is creating a lasting global impact in communities around the world and working towards Vision 2023 as our Strategy for Scouting.

WOSM 2021-2022 Consolidated Financial Statements

The accounting principles and presentation of the financial statements of the World Scout Bureau (WSB) have been prepared in accordance with the requirements of the Swiss Code of Obligations and the Swiss GAAP RPC/FER 21 and the Swiss GAAP RPC/FER framework as a whole. The financial statements have been prepared using historical cost principles and are presented in US dollars. The WSB financial statements were prepared and approved for release by the Secretary General and the management on 10 February 2023 and will be submitted for the approval of the World Scout Committee. 

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