World Scouting Organization

Sustainability is a consideration in both design and day-to-day actions. It means thinking about people, the environment, and systems, and how they’re all interdependent. It means not shortchanging tomorrow by just thinking about today.

For more than a century, the World Scouting Organization has been a leader in conservation. In the next 100 years, Scouting is taking the initiative to a new level — from stewardship to sustainability, and from “leave no trace” to leaving the world a better place.

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Press Piece
Oct 2017

Today, the Boy Scouts of America Board of Directors unanimously approved to welcome girls into its iconic Cub Scout program and to deliver a Scouting program for older girls that will enable them to advance and earn the highest rank of Eagle Scout. The historic decision comes after years of receiving requests from families and girls, the...

Press Piece
Jul 2017

Those attending the 2017 National Jamboree are in for a delicious treat!

As part of a...

Press Piece
May 2017

Imagine the impact of the world’s 50 million Scouts each spending 10 hours to better their communities over the course of 50 days in 2019. This is the vision of the first-ever “Season of Service” announced today as a worldwide service project leading up to the 2019 World Scout Jamboree, a celebration of Scouting attended by youths from more...

News & Views
Feb 2017

The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) made history on Monday, announcing that it will begin accepting members based not on the gender listed on their birth certificates, but by the gender indicated on their application. The new policy, which is effective immediately, opens the door for...

Press Piece
Jun 2016

At the 2016 Sustainable Brands conference in San Diego, the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) announced a new environmental initiative – Earth Badge – to help more families and communities become actively engaged in outdoor activities and environmental projects. Developed by the Boy Scouts of America in...

May 2016

At SB’16 San Diego, John Stewart of Boy Scouts of America (BSA) announced a new environmental...

Press Piece
Jul 2015

The governing body of the Boy Scouts of America voted Monday to end its decades-long ban on gay scout leaders.

The organization's national executive board, meeting in Texas, concluded that the policy of excluding gay adults "was no longer legally defensible." The decision was approved by 79 percent of the board.

While the national...

News & Views
Jun 2015

My recent meeting with the Boy Scouts of America and their suppliers radically shifted my view of what the Scouts are about. My impression of the Boy Scouts was stuck in my experience as a Scout back in the ‘70s. As a middle schooler, I joined the...

Press Piece
Apr 2015

WASHINGTONApril 17, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In commemoration of Earth Day's 45th anniversary, the World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM) commits to Earth Day...