Scouting 'Round the World is the seminal work on world Scouting, [ citation needed ] with details on all WOSM member-nation organizations. The equivalent publication of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts is Trefoil 'Round the World .a publication of the World Organization of the Scout Movement, updated every three years,
The Scout Movement, also known as Scouting or the Scouts, is a voluntary non-political educational movement for young people open to all without distinction of gender, origin, race or creed, in accordance with the purpose, principles and method conceived by the founder, Lord Baden Powell. The purpose of the Scout Movement is to contribute to the development of young people in achieving their full physical, intellectual, emotional, social and spiritual potentials as individuals, as responsible citizens and as members of their local, national and international communities. During the first half of the twentieth century, the movement grew to encompass three major age groups for boys and, in 1910, a new organization, Girl Guides, was created for girls. It is one of several worldwide youth organizations.
The World Organization of the Scout Movement is the largest international Scouting organization. WOSM has 170 members. These members are recognized national Scout organizations, which collectively have over 50 million participants. WOSM was established in 1922, and has its operational headquarters at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and its legal seat in Geneva, Switzerland. It is the counterpart of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS).
Upon the 50th anniversary of World Scouting in 1957, Colonel J. S. Wilson took his research notes gathered on a six-year world tour reviewing the world's Scout organizations, culminating in a five-month tour of Asia in October 1952, and authored the publication of the first edition of Scouting Round the World.
Colonel John Skinner "Belge" Wilson (1888–1969) was a Scottish scouting luminary and friend and contemporary of General Baden-Powell, recruited by him to head the International Bureau, later to become the World Bureau of the World Organization of the Scout Movement. Wilson was Acting Director from 1938 to 1939 following the death of Hubert S. Martin; he was elected in 1939 and remained in office until 1951. He then became Honorary President of WOSM for four years.
In Scouting, a jamboree is a large gathering of Scouts who rally at a national or international level.
The Arab Scout Region also known as the Arab Scout Organization is the regional support centre of the World Scout Bureau of the World Organization of the Scout Movement, headquartered in Cairo, Egypt. By 1954, Scouting had become so popular in Arab countries that WOSM established the Arab Scout Region in Damascus.
The Interamerican Region is the divisional office of the World Scout Bureau of the World Organization of the Scout Movement, headquartered in Ciudad del Saber, Panama. The Interamerican Region services Scouting in the Western Hemisphere, both North and South America. Until the 1960s, the "Inter-American Scout Advisory Committee" serviced only Mexico, Central and South America, with Canada and the United States serviced through the then-named "Boy Scouts International Bureau" in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Even today, the Interamerican Region exists more for the benefit of countries south of the Rio Grande, as evidenced by the website being only in Spanish until 2011; consequently, the United States and Canada did not participate as vigorously in regional activities as do other national organizations around the world, however this is changing in the 2010s.
Scouts of Syria is the national Scout and Guide organization of Syria. Scouting in Syria was founded in 1912; Guiding started in the 1950s. The coeducational association serves 9,358 members and is a member of both the World Organization of the Scout Movement and the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts.
The Egyptian Federation for Scouts and Girl Guides is the national Scouting and Guiding federation of Egypt. Scouting was founded in 1914 and was among the charter members of the World Organization of the Scout Movement in 1922, while nominally independent from Britain. Guiding started in 1913 and became a member of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts in 1931. The EFSGG serves 79,611 Scouts and 92,000 Guides.
Scouting and Guiding Federation of Turkey is the national Scouting and Guiding federation of Turkey. It serves 33,974 Scouts and 2,883 Guides. The federation is a member of the World Organization of the Scout Movement since 1950, and the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts since 1987.
Walther von Bonstetten was among the founders and most important members of the Swiss Boy Scout association Schweizer Pfadfinderbund, was elected President in 1918 and kept a leading role until 1942.
The 6th World Scout Jamboree was held in 1947 and was hosted by France at Moisson. This was the first jamboree to have been held after Baden-Powell's death in 1941. It was originally planned to take place in 1941 in France.
'Scouting and Guiding in El Salvador is served by two groups. Founded in 1944, the 'Girl Guide Association of El Salvador became an associate member of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts in 1949 and a full member in 1960. The Asociación de Scouts de El Salvador was founded in 1938 and became a member of the World Organization of the Scout Movement in 1940.
The Scout and Guide movement in Panama is served by
Mohamed Ali Hafez of the Egyptian Federation for Scouts and Girl Guides served on the World Scout Committee of the World Organization of the Scout Movement from 1957 to 1963 and again from 1965 to 1971.
Christian Holm served as President of Det Danske Spejderkorps, and host of the 2nd World Scout Jamboree, held from August 9 to 17, 1924 at Ermelunden, Denmark.
Thomas Gladstone "Glad" Bincham was an industrialist in the stationery industry, who served as the Chief International Scout Commissioner of the World Scout Committee from 1944 to 1956, as well as the International Commissioner of the United Kingdom Scout Association, and played a major role in the resumption of Scouting in Europe after World War II.
Jean Salvaj served as the International Commissioner of the Swiss Scout Federation, as well as a member of the International Scout Committee.
John Durie "Jack" Stewart served as the Assistant International Commissioner of the Scout Association.
Kenneth Henry "Ken" Stevens, CBE, DL served as the Chief Executive Commissioner of the Scout Association, Camp Chief's Deputy at Gilwell Park, and the Executive Commissioner of the 2nd World Scout Indaba held in June, 1957 to mark the centenary of the birth of Robert Baden-Powell, 1st Baron Baden-Powell, the founder of Scouting.,
Fritz M. de Molnár was a Scouting pioneer in Hungary. He became the Hungarian International Scout Commissioner.
Dr. Luis Esteban Palacios W. of Venezuela served as the Chairman of the Inter-American Scout Committee.
The Arab Scout Region of the World Organization of the Scout Movement has run or sponsored region-wide Arab Scout Jamborees in its member countries. During the 14th World Scout Conference in Liechtenstein in 1953, Syria offered to host the 8th World Scout Jamboree, but was denied after Israel protested that Israeli Scouts couldn't enter Arab countries. The Arab delegations felt that they wouldn't be able to host such international events and decided to organize on the Pan-Arab level. They prepared a draft in March 1954 that was approved by the Arab League Council on its 21st session, establishing the Arab Scout Organization. The first Arab Scout Conference was held at Zabadani, Syria in the summer of 1954, where the Arab Scout Committee was formed.