World Scout Committee

The World Scout Committee is the executive body or “board” of the World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM). It is responsible for implementing the resolutions of the World Scout Conference and for acting on behalf of the Conference between its meetings, which happen every three years. 

The Committee approves WOSM’s annual budgets and provides governance oversight to the operations of the World Scout Bureau, including appointing the Secretary General. It is one of three constitutive bodies of WOSM, alongside the World Scout Conference and the World Scout Bureau.

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World Scout Bureau

Meet the Committee

The World Scout Committee is a core group of passionate individuals who volunteer their time and efforts to ensure Scouting's continued operational success.

It is comprised of 12 voting members from different countries elected by the World Scout Conference, nine ex-officio non-voting members, and six Youth Advisors elected by the World Scout Youth Forum. Get to know this incredible group of individuals!

Committee Members
“The World Scout Committee commits to embody the values of the Scout Movement in our ethics and actions as we implement the decisions of the Conference and continue to serve and support the 172 Member Organizations and 57 million young people and volunteers who make up our incredible global Movement.”
Andy chapman
Andy Chapman
Chairperson, World Scout Committee 2021-2024
Scout Nadine Shili poses in front of the United Nations headquarters in New York City
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World Scout Bureau
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Three Scouts who are Youth Representatives to the World Organization of the Scout Movement pose together at the United Nations' Transforming Education Summit in New York City
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World Scout Bureau Inc. / World Scouting
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Scouts in Serbia type on laptops on a table during JOTA-JOTI
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World Scout Bureau Inc. / World Scouting
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