Scouting is a global youth Movement that builds friendships, experiences, and skills for life, shaping young people's futures as active citizens. More than 500 million young people and adults have joined and experienced the power of Scouting's non-formal education since it was founded in 1907.
Since then, the Scout Movement has continued to grow and is now active in 173 National Scout Organizations. Today, over 57 million young people, supported by millions of dedicated volunteers, take part in Scouting activities and events worldwide.
Scouting is a growing Movement with a fascinating history. Learn more about its evolution from humble beginnings to becoming world's leading educational youth movement.
Scouting engages young people in fun activities, outdoor adventures, and meaningful experiences that last a lifetime. Learn more about Scouting’s educational offerings and principles.
The Youth Programme is at the heart of Scouting and contributes to the holistic development and empowerment of young people to achieve their highest potential as active global citizens.