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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.
Country Membership
(from 2008 or most recent available info)
Name of member organization Year current Scouting organization joined WOSM Year member organization was founded Admits boys/girls
Albania 1,730 Beslidhja Skaut Albania 2005 2004 both
Algeria 11,120 Scouts Musulmans Algériens 1963 1934 both
Angola 13,777 Associação de Escuteiros de Angola 1998 1998 both
Argentina 38,537 Scouts de Argentina 1922 1912 both
Armenia 2,406 Hayastani Azgayin Scautakan Sharjum Kazmakerputiun 1997 1912 both
Australia 67,279 Scouts Australia 1953 1908 both
Austria 10,973 Pfadfinder und Pfadfinderinnen Österreichs 1922/1946 1912 both
Azerbaijan 1,356 Azərbaycan Skaut Assosiasiyasi 2000 1997 both
The Bahamas 892 The Scout Association of the Bahamas 1974 1913 both
Bahrain 2,300 Boy Scouts of Bahrain 1970 1953 boys only
Bangladesh 966,301 Bangladesh Scouts 1974 1972 both
Barbados 2,738 Barbados Boy Scouts Association 1969 1912 boys only
Belgium 98,401 Guidisme et Scoutisme en Belgique/Gidsen- en Scoutsbeweging in België (federation of several organizations) 1922 1911 both
Belize 2,602 The Scout Association of Belize 1987 1911 both
Benin 6,350 Scoutisme Béninois 1964 1932 both
Bhutan 19,562 Bhutan Scout Tshogpa 1999 1991 both
Bolivia 7,829 Asociación de Scouts de Bolivia 1950 1915 both
Bosnia and Herzegovina 1,901 Savjet izviđačkih organizacija u Bosni i Hercegovini (federation of several organizations) 1999 1999 both
Botswana 604 The Botswana Scouts Association 1958 1936 boys only
Brazil 51,480 União dos Escoteiros do Brasil 1922 1910 both
Brunei 1,268 Persekutuan Pengakap Negara Brunei Darussalam 1981 1933 both
Bulgaria 1,988 Organizatsia Na Bulgarskite Skauty 1999 1911-1913 both
Burkina Faso 9,403 Fédération Burkinabé du Scoutisme (federation of several organizations) 1972 1943 both
Burundi 6,661 Association des Scouts du Burundi 1979 1940 both
Cambodia 3,763 National Association of Cambodian Scouts 2008 2000 both
Cameroon 4,561 Les Scouts du Cameroun 1971 1937 both
Canada 119,134 Scouts Canada, with which is affiliated the Association des Scouts du Canada 1946 1909 both
Cape Verde 733 Associação dos Escuteiros de Cabo Verde 2002 2002 NA
Chad 14,400 Fédération du Scoutisme Tchadien (federation of several organizations) 1974 1960 both
Chile 35,189 Asociación de Guías y Scouts de Chile 1922/1974 1909 both
Republic of China 46,557 Scouts of China 1937 1912 both
Colombia 12,194 Asociación Scouts de Colombia 1933 1917 both
Comoros 1,725 Wezombeli 1990 1975 both
Democratic Republic of the Congo 71,486 Fédération des Scouts de la République démocratique du Congo 1963 1924 both
Costa Rica 5,319 Asociación de Guías y Scouts de Costa Rica 1925 1915 both
Côte d'Ivoire 6,436 Fédération Ivoirienne du Scoutisme (federation of several organizations) 1972 1937 both
Croatia 4,825 Savez Izviđača Hrvatske 1993 1915 both
Cyprus 4,478 Cyprus Scouts Association 1961 1913 both
Czech Republic 19,897 Junák-Svaz Skautu a Skautek 1922/1990/1996 1911 both
Denmark 42,095 Fællesrådet for Danmarks Drengespejdere (federation of several organizations) 1922 1909 both
Dominica 1,100 The Scout Association of Dominica 1990 1929 both
Dominican Republic 8,899 Asociación de Scouts Dominicanos 1930 1926 both
Ecuador 2,993 Asociación de Scouts del Ecuador 1922 1920 both
Egypt 74,966 Egyptian Federation for Scouts and Girl Guides (federation of several organizations) 1922 1914 both
El Salvador 3,240 Asociación de Scouts de El Salvador 1940 1938 both
Estonia 1,215 Eesti Skautide Ühing 1922/1996 1911/1989 both
Ethiopia 1,827 Ethiopia Scout Association 2002 1950 both
Fiji 3,709 Fiji Scouts Association 1971 1914 both
Finland 25,982 Suomen Partiolaiset - Finlands Scouter ry 1922 1910 both
France 73,629 Scoutisme Français (federation of several organizations) 1922 1910 both
Gabon 3,809 Fédération Gabonaise du Scoutisme (federation of several organizations) 1971 1936 both
Gambia 18,448 The Gambia Scout Association 1984 1921 both
Georgia 1,240 Sakartvelos Skauturi Modzraobis Organizatsia 1997 1994 both
Germany 114,413 Ring deutscher Pfadfinderverbände (federation of several organizations) 1950 1910 both
Ghana 3,754 The Ghana Scout Association 1960 1912 both
Greece 17,685 Soma Hellinon Proskopon 1922 1910 both
Grenada 1,665 The Scout Association of Grenada 1979 1924 both
Guatemala 11,272 Asociación de Scouts de Guatemala 1930 1928 both
Guinea 10,592 Association Nationale des Scouts de Guinée 1990/2005 1984 NA
Guyana 424 The Scout Association of Guyana 1967 1909 both
Haiti 40,732 Scouts d'Haïti 1932/1940 1916 both
Honduras 3,031 Asociación de Scouts de Honduras 1957 1952 both
Hong Kong 96,682 The Scout Association of Hong Kong 1977 1914 both
Hungary 5,230 Magyar Cserkészszövetség 1922/1990 1912 both
Iceland 1,526 Bandalag Íslenskra Skáta 1924 1912 both
India 2,678,622 The Bharat Scouts and Guides 1938 1909 both
Indonesia 8,103,835 Gerakan Pramuka 1953 1912 both
Ireland 33,994 Scouting Ireland 1949 1908 both
Israel 21,920 Hitachdut Hatsofim Ve Hatsofot Be Israel (federation of several organizations) 1951 1920 both
Italy 102,619 Federazione Italiana dello Scautismo 1922/1946 1912 both
Jamaica 2,450 The Scout Association of Jamaica 1963 1910 both
Japan 173,724 Scout Association of Japan 1922/1950 1913 both
Jordan 15,522 Jordanian Association for Boy Scouts and Girl Guides 1955 1954 both
Kazakhstan 1,640 Organization of the Scout Movement of Kazakhstan 1992 2008 both
Kenya 261,786 The Kenya Scouts Association 1964 1910 both
Kiribati 1,333 Kiribati Scout Association 1993 1993 both
South Korea 214,005 Korea Scout Association 1953 1922 both
Kuwait 6,061 Kuwait Boy Scouts Association 1955 1952 boys only
Latvia 452 Latvijas Skautu un Gaidu Centrālā Organizācija 1993 1917 both
Lebanon 14,334 Lebanese Scouting Federation (federation of several organizations) 1947 1912 both
Lesotho 371 Lesotho Scouts Association 1971 1936 boys only
Liberia 2,418 Boy Scouts of Liberia 1922/1965 1922 boys only
Libya 13,698 Public Scout and Girl Guide Movement 1958 1954 both
Liechtenstein 736 Pfadfinder und Pfadfinderinnen Liechtensteins 1933 1931 both
Lithuania 2,246 Lietuvos Skautija 1997 1918 both
Luxembourg 5,091 Luxembourg Boy Scouts Association (federation of several organizations) 1922 1914 both
Republic of Macedonia 1,988 Sojuz na Izvidnici na Makedonija 1997 1921 both
Madagascar 14,990 Firaisan'ny Skotisma eto Madagasikara (federation of several organizations) 1960 1921 both
Malawi 4,000 The Scout Association of Malawi 2005 1996 NA
Malaysia 73,494 Persekutuan Pengakap Malaysia 1957 1911 both
Maldives 5,072 The Scout Association of Maldives 1990 1963 both
Malta 2,586 The Scout Association of Malta 1966 1908 both
Mauritania 3,790 Association des Scouts et Guides de Mauritanie 1983 1947 both
Mauritius 3,195 The Mauritius Scout Association 1971 1912 both
Mexico 33,476 Asociación de Scouts de México, A.C. 1926 1920 both
Moldova 2,760 Organizaţia Naţionala A Scouţilor Din Moldova 1997 1921 both
Monaco 55 Association des Guides et Scouts de Monaco 1990 1990 both
Mongolia 8,264 Mongolyn Skautyn Kholboo 1994 1992 both
Montenegro 1,100 Savez Izviđača Crne Gore 2008 2006 both
Morocco 12,304 Fédération Nationale du Scoutisme Marocain 1961 1933 both
Mozambique 23,877 Liga dos Escuteiros de Moçambique 1999 1960 both
Namibia 728 Scouts of Namibia 1990 1917 both
Nepal 16,399 Nepal Scouts 1969 1952 both
Netherlands 54,631 Scouting Nederland 1922 1910 both
New Zealand 18,007 Scouting New Zealand 1953 1908 both
Nicaragua 1,541 Asociación de Scouts de Nicaragua 1946 1917 both
Niger 3,701 Association des Scouts du Niger 1996 1947 both
Nigeria 46,701 Boy Scouts of Nigeria 1961 1915 boys only
Norway 18,504 Speidernes Fellesorganisasjon (federation of several organizations) 1922 1911 both
Oman 8,892 The National Organisation for Scouts and Guides 1977 1948 both
Pakistan 540,519 Pakistan Boy Scouts Association 1948 1947 boys only
Palestinian Authority 18,738 Palestinian Scout Association 1996 1912 both
Panama 1,660 Asociación Nacional de Scouts de Panamá 1924/1950 1924 both
Papua New Guinea 5,451 The Scout Association of Papua New Guinea 1976 1926 boys only
Paraguay 818 Asociación de Scouts del Paraguay 1962 1960 both
Peru 5,528 Asociación de Scouts del Perú 1922 1916 both
Philippines 1,586,501 Boy Scouts of the Philippines 1946 1923 both
Poland 61,394 Związek Harcerstwa Polskiego 1996 1918 both
Portugal 75,196 Federação Escotista de Portugal 1922 1913 both
Qatar 4,013 The Scout and Guide Association of Qatar 1965 1955 both
Romania 2,417 Cercetaşii României 1993 1914 both
Russia 13,870 Russian Association of Scouts/Navigators 2004 1909 both
Rwanda 18,884 Association des Scouts du Rwanda 1975 1940 both
Saint Lucia 393 The Saint Lucia Scout Association 1990 1910 both
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 549 The Scout Association of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 1990 1911 both
San Marino 173 Associazione Guide Esploratori Cattolici Sammarinesi 1990 1973 both
Saudi Arabia 19,269 Saudi Arabian Boy Scouts Association 1963 1961 boys only
Senegal 24,546 Confédération Sénégalaise du Scoutisme (federation of several organizations) 1963 1930 both
Serbia 5,654 Savez Izviđača Srbije 1995 1915 both
Seychelles 639 Seychelles Scout Association 1927 2002 both
Sierra Leone 7,902 Sierra Leone Scouts Association 1964 1909 both
Singapore 10,355 The Singapore Scout Association 1966 1910 both
Slovakia 3,700 Slovenský skauting 1922/1990/1997 1913 both
Slovenia 4,595 Zveza tabornikov Slovenije 1994 1915 both
South Africa 12,046 South African Scout Association 1937 1908 both
Spain 54,178 Federación de Escultismo en España 1922/1978 1912 both
Sri Lanka 33,615 Sri Lanka Scout Association 1953 1912 boys only
Sudan 13,550 Sudan Boy Scouts Association 1956 1935 boys only
Suriname 2,601 Boy Scouts van Suriname 1968 1924 both
Swaziland 4,994 Swaziland Boy Scouts Association 1968 1928 boys only
Sweden 39,791 Svenska Scoutrådet (federation of several organizations) 1922 1911 both
Switzerland 24,299 Swiss Guide and Scout Movement 1922 1912 both
Syria 9,358 Scouts of Syria 2008 1912/1949 both
Tajikistan 1,968 Ittihodi Scouthoi Tojikiston 1997 1991 both
Tanzania 91,057 Tanzania Scouts Association 1963 1929 both
Thailand 1,206,668 The National Scout Organization of Thailand 1922 1911 both
Togo 7,326 Association Scoute du Togo 1977 1920 both
Trinidad and Tobago 4,176 The Scout Association of Trinidad and Tobago 1963 1911 both
Tunisia 20,938 Les Scouts Tunisiens 1957 1933 both
Turkey 10,409 Türkiye İzcilik Federasyonu 1950 1923 both
Uganda 104,347 The Uganda Scouts Association 1964 1915 both
Ukraine 2,475 National Organization of Scouts of Ukraine 2008 2007 both
United Arab Emirates 5,824 Emirates Scout Association 1977 1972 boys only
United Kingdom 446,557 The Scout Association 1922 1907 both
United States 3,994,638 Boy Scouts of America 1922 1909 both
Uruguay 1,549 Movimiento Scout del Uruguay 1950 1946 both
Venezuela 14,317 Asociación de Scouts de Venezuela 1937 1913 both
Yemen 6,481 Yemen Scouts and Guides Association - Scout branch 1980 1927 boys only
Zambia 7,396 Zambia Scouts Association 1965 1930 both
Zimbabwe 2,389 The Boy Scouts Association of Zimbabwe 1980 1909 boys only

Non-sovereign territories with independent WOSM member organizations

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

Sovereign countries

Served by the Boy Scouts of America

Served by The Scout Association (UK)

Served by Scouts Australia

Non-sovereign territories

Australia

Denmark

France

New Zealand

United Kingdom

United States

'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 *).

Countries with no Scouting organization

Other status

See also

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

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