World Scout Conference

The World Scout Conference is the highest governing body of World Scouting, bringing NSO national leadership delegations together to discuss the Movement's policies and standards around the world, develop general policies for the World Organization, and take action to advance the Movement.

Held every three years, the Conference elects members of the World Scout Committee, admits new member countries, and selects the venues for future World Scout Events, including the World Scout Jamboree, World Scout Moot, and World Scout Conference.

Conference delegates and observers authorised by National Scout Organizations can attend the event. Delegations usually include International Commissioners who are Scouts responsible for relations with WOSM and with Scout Organizations in other countries. Each National Scout Organizations can have up to six voting delegates at a World Scout Conference.

Youth leadership

Scouting is committed to empowering young people, firmly believing that age should never be a barrier to realising their potential. The World Scout Conference puts youth at the heart of decision making, fostering youth leadership and ensuring that their voices inspire, innovate, and lead. 💜

Past Conferences

Want to learn more about World Scout Conferences? Click on the links below to delve into our archives:



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43rd World Scout Conference

We're excited to welcome the leaders of National Scout Organizations at the next Conference on 17 – 23 August 2024 in Cairo, Egypt.

Resolutions database

Resolutions adopted by the World Scout Conference are important references for the future decision-making.