With more than 170 Member organization within the World Organization of the Scout Movement there are various events each year. They provide great opportunities for our members to connect with the world, to learn about other people and their cultures through scouting activities, and make lifelong friendships as part of the scouting journey.
Scouting is an international Movement that encourages meetings across cultural and geographical borders. An important part of Scouting is to meet and develop from the exchange with others from across the globe.
World Scout Conference
The World Scout Conference is the governing body of WOSM. This is where the member organisations consider the policy and standards of the Scout Movement, formulate the general policy of the World Organization, and take the action required to further the purpose of the Movement.
World Scout Youth Forum
The World Scout Youth Forum which takes place every three years in conjunction with the World Scout Conference, provides an opportunity for young members (age 18-26) of World Scouting to discuss and express their views on different issues. It is considered an interim measure to improve youth involvement in decision-making at a world level.
World Scout Jamboree
The World Scout Jamboree is the largest educational event promoting peace and understanding organised by the Scout Movement, gathering up to 45,000 people from all over the world. The Jamboree includes a wide variety of activities and also places great importance on the everyday life and interaction on campsite.
World Scout Moot
The World Scout Moot is an event for Rovers and other young adult members, gathering up to 5,000 people. Moots provide an opportunity for young adults in Scouting to meet together with the objective of improving their international understanding as citizens of the world.
Jamboree On The Air - Jamboree On The Internet (JOTA-JOTI) is an event that enables Scouts from all over the world to meet, even though they might not be in the same geographical location. JOTA-JOTI uses Amateur Radio and the Internet. It is the largest Scouting event in the world with over 1 million youth participating. The first JOTA took place in 1958 and the first JOTI in 1997.
There are many opportunities for Rovers and Young Adults to work overseas.
Check out some of these opportunities.