Scouting and Humanitarian Action




As Scouts, we make a commitment to serve our community, and this commitment does not stop when disaster strikes. Scouts play a vital role in strengthening the resilience of local communities, and providing relief efforts, both in natural hazard-driven and conflict-driven disasters. Humanitarian values are an integral part of Scouting values and this is why Scouts are often on the frontline when disasters hit.

Services in this area will enable you to incorporate elements of humanitarian action into your National Scout Organization’s work though the four areas of the disaster cycle: mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery.  There is also support for National Scout Organizations and Scouts looking to implement the Scout Programme in humanitarian settings, for example with young people who living in refugee camps or areas affected by disasters. Support young people who are part of forcibly displaced people living in humanitarian settings.  

Popular service requests


alt Develop a humanitarian action policy or strategy for my National Scout Organization

Build my NSO’s capacity to deliver the Scout Programme to youth in humanitarian settings

alt Support the integration of humanitarian action into my National Scout Organization’s Youth Programme


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Humanitarian action

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Only International Commissioners and officially appointed NSO contacts can request WOSM Services

event Upcoming events
for Scouting and Humanitarian Action

9 Jun '23 - 13 Jun '23

Service testimonial:

“I am glad that we were able to mobilise our Scouts and contribute to relief efforts by employing good management, organization skills, and discipline. The big bet was on the speed of response in various aspects of relief, psychological support, in-kind assistance, restoration work and others, as we were in a race against time and in front of a great challenge” - Saiid Maaliki and Faiza Kanbar on developing a humanitarian aid vision and action plan in Lebanon.

Consultant shoutout

Md Shihab Uddin Sunny from the Asia-Pacific Region
for actively taking part in consultancy-related events and for contributing consistently to the region's development efforts