The Scout Movement 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, 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.
Arranges: liaison, correspondence and exchange of visits between national scout associations; world and regional scout gatherings.
World Scout Foundation aids development projects.
Instrumental in setting up: Baden-Powell World Fellowship.
Includes: Scout Universal Fund.
Set up: World Scout Interreligious Forum.
Official World Scout Events include:
World Scout Jamboree (every 4 years);
World Scout Moot (every 4 years);
World Scout Conference (every 3 years);
World Scout Youth Forum (preceding World Conference).