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Who we are

Scouting is a grassroots educational youth movement that is truly bottom-up in its structure and approach in engaging young people from all over the world.

World Scouting today is a confederation of 161 National Scout Organizations in a network of over 40 million members in more than 1 million local community Scout Groups. Some 7 million are adult volunteers who support the local activities, resulting in a huge multiplier effect.

Through peer-to-peer leadership, supported by adults, each local Scout Group embraces the same set of values illustrated in the Scout Promise and Law. Each of our 1 million local Scout Groups follows a similar system of non-formal education suited to the unique aspects of their local community.

Purpose

The World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM) is an independent, worldwide, non-profit and non-partisan organisation which serves the Scout Movement. Its purpose is to promote unity and the understanding of Scouting's purpose and principles, while facilitating its expansion and development. The organs of the World Organization are the World Scout Conference, 
the World Scout Committee and
 the World Scout Bureau.

For more information, see the following:

The WOSM Constitution
Scouting – Education for Life

Financial Statements:

Consolidated Financial Statement 2012
Consolidated Financial Statement 2011
Consolidated Financial Statement 2010
Consolidated Financial Statement 2009
Consolidated Financial Statement 2008
Consolidated Financial Statement 2007
Consolidated Financial Statement 2006