List of World Organization of the Scout Movement members


List of World Organization of the Scout Movement members

Since its conception in 1907, the Scouting movement has spread from the United Kingdom to 216 countries and territories around the world. There are over 38 million Scouts and Guides worldwide, with 160 national organisations governed by the World Organization of the Scout Movement and a nearly equal number governed by the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts.

Table of World Organization of the Scout Movement members

The World Organization of the Scout Movement recognizes at most one Scouting organization per country. Some countries have several organizations combined as a federation, with different component groups divided on the basis of religion (e.g., France and Denmark), ethnic identification (e.g., Bosnia and Israel), or language (e.g., Belgium). Canada is the only country to have two distinct recognized associations, which are divided by language.

Non-sovereign territories with independent WOSM member organizations

*Hong Kong - The Scout Association of Hong Kong: Full Member of the World Organization of the Scout Movement
*Aruba - Scouting Aruba: Associate Member of the Interamerican Region of the World Organization of the Scout Movement
*French Polynesia - Conseil du Scoutisme polynésien: Associate Member of the Asia-Pacific Region of the World Organization of the Scout Movement
*Macau - Associação de Escoteiros de Macau: Associate Member of the Asia-Pacific Region of the World Organization of the Scout Movement
*Netherlands Antilles - Scouting Antiano: Associate Member of the Interamerican Region of the World Organization of the Scout Movement

Countries and territories with Scouting run by overseas branches of WOSM member organizations

Sovereign countries

Served by the Boy Scouts of America

*Federated States of Micronesia - Scouting in the Federated States of Micronesia - Aloha Council of the Boy Scouts of America
*Marshall Islands - Scouting in the Marshall Islands - Aloha Council of the Boy Scouts of America
*Palau - Scouting in Palau - Aloha Council of the Boy Scouts of America

Served by The Scout Association (UK)

*Antigua and Barbuda - Antigua and Barbuda Branch of The Scout Association
*Saint Kitts and Nevis - The Scout Association of Saint Kitts and Nevis
*Solomon Islands - Solomon Islands branch of The Scout Association
*Tonga - Tonga branch of The Scout Association
*Tuvalu - Tuvalu Scout Association
*Vanuatu - Vanuatu branch of The Scout Association

Served by Scouts Australia

*Nauru - Scouting in Nauru

Non-sovereign territories

Australia

*Christmas Island - Scouts Australia
*Cocos (Keeling) Islands - Scouts Australia
*Norfolk Island - Scouts Australia

Denmark

*Faroe Islands - Føroya Skótaráð
*Greenland - Grønlands Spejderkorps

France

*French Guiana - Scouting in French Guiana
*Guadeloupe and Saint Martin - Scouting in Guadeloupe et Saint Martin
*Martinique - Scouts de Martinique
*Mayotte - Scouting on Mayotte
*New Caledonia - Scouting in New Caledonia
*Réunion - Scouting on Réunion
*Saint Pierre and Miquelon - Scouting in Saint Pierre and Miquelon
*Wallis and Futuna - Scouting in Wallis and Futuna

New Zealand

*Cook Islands - Cook Islands Boy Scout Association
*Niue - Scouting New Zealand
*Tokelau - Scouting New Zealand

United Kingdom

*Anguilla - The Scout Association of Anguilla
*Bermuda - The Scout Association of Bermuda
*Cayman Islands - The Scout Association of the Cayman Islands
*Falkland Islands - Scouting on the Falkland Islands
*Gibraltar - The Scout Association of Gibraltar
*Montserrat - The Scout Association of Montserrat
*Saint Helena and Ascension Island - Scouting on Saint Helena and Ascension Island
*Turks and Caicos Islands - The Scout Association of the Turks and Caicos
*British Virgin Islands - The Scout Association of the British Virgin Islands

United States

*American Samoa - Scouting in American Samoa - Aloha Council of the Boy Scouts of America
*Guam - Scouting in Guam - Aloha Council of the Boy Scouts of America
*Northern Marianas Islands - Scouting in the Northern Mariana Islands - Aloha Council of the Boy Scouts of America
*Puerto Rico - Puerto Rico Council of the Boy Scouts of America
*United States Virgin Islands - Virgin Islands Council of the Boy Scouts of America

'Potential member countries' listed by WOSM

In 2008, WOSM lists 29 sovereign countries as potential members. Ten of them are overseas branches of WOSM accredited National Scout Organizations (marked by *). [cite web |url=http://www.scout.org/en/around_the_world/countries/scouting_elsewhere |title=Scouting elsewhere |publisher=World Organization of the Scout Movement |accessdate=2008-07-10]
*Afghanistan - Afghanistan Scout Association
*Antigua and Barbuda - Antigua and Barbuda Branch of The Scout Association*
*Belarus - Scouting in Belarus and Belaruskaya Natsianalnaya Skautskaya Asatsiyatsia (former member of WOSM 1996 to 2004)
*Central African Republic - Fédération du scoutisme centrafricain
*Republic of the Congo - Association des Scouts et Guides du Congo
*Djibouti - Association des Scouts de Djibouti
*East Timor - União Nacional dos Escuteiros de Timor Leste
*Equatorial Guinea - Scouting in Equatorial Guinea
*Eritrea - National Scout Association of Eritrea
*Guinea-Bissau - Corpo Nacional de Escutas da Guiné-Bissau
*Iran - Iran Scout Organization
*Iraq - Iraq Boy Scouts and Girl Guides Council
*Kyrgyzstan - Scouting in Kyrgyzstan
*Mali - Scouting in Mali
*Marshall Islands - Scouting in the Marshall Islands*
*Federated States of Micronesia - Scouting in the Federated States of Micronesia*
*Nauru - Scouting in Nauru*
*Palau - Scouting in Palau*
*Saint Kitts and Nevis - The Scout Association of Saint Kitts and Nevis*
*Samoa - Scouting in Samoa
*São Tomé and Príncipe - Associação de Escuteiros de São Tomé e Príncipe
*Solomon Islands - Solomon Islands branch of The Scout Association*
*Somalia - Scouting in Somalia
*Tonga - Tonga branch of The Scout Association*
*Turkmenistan - Scouting in Turkmenistan
*Tuvalu - Tuvalu Scout Association*
*Uzbekistan - Scouting in Uzbekistan
*Vanuatu - Vanuatu branch of The Scout Association*
*Vietnam - Vietnamese Scout Association

Countries with no Scouting organization

*Andorra - Scouting in Andorra
*Burma - Burmese Scouting prior to 1962
*People's Republic of China (mainland China) - Chinese Scouting prior to 1948
*Cuba - Cuban Scouting prior to 1959 and in exile
*North Korea - shared history with Korea Scout Association prior to 1950
*Laos - Laotian Scouting prior to 1975 and in exile

Other status

*Antarctica - Scouting in the Antarctic
*Vatican City - Scouting in Vatican City
*Western Sahara - Scouting in Western Sahara

See also

* List of World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts members

References

* World Scout Bureau (1979), "Scouting 'round the World. Le scoutisme à travers le monde". 1979 edition. ISBN 2-88052-001-0
* World Organization of the Scout Movement (1990), "Scouting 'round the World. Facts and Figures on the World Scout Movement". 1990 edition. ISBN 2-88052-001-0

External links

* [http://www.scout.org/satw/index.shtml WOSM: Scouting around the World]


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