2022 was a year of positive change for the World Scout Foundation as we embarked on a mission to significantly increase our support for World Scouting — because we firmly believe that lasting positive change in the world happens when we empower young people to lead positive action in their communities — and that is exactly what Scouting does!

We hope you will enjoy sharing in our success. We are confident this will inspire you to renew your commitment to World Scouting to help millions more young people to create a better world.

We want and need to do more, together, to increase the phenomenal impact of Scouting on young people and their communities worldwide.

Thank you for everything you do.

HRH Prince Guillaume of Luxembourg, Chair of the World Scout Foundation

About the World Scout Foundation

We believe that lasting positive change in the world happens when we empower young people to lead positive action in their communities — through Scouting.

In over 224 countries and territories, 57 million Scouts of all ages learn by doing, through a fun and challenging programme of quality educational activities, with a strong focus on active citizenship and community service. They develop key skills and behaviours that guide, encourage and enable them to lead positive action in society throughout their lives.

And with your continued support, we can reach even more young people from across the globe, to multiply this impact and drive long-lasting, positive change in society.

For Scouting. For Good. Together. 

Our Values





Accountability & Transparency

Your generous support to World Scouting transforms lives, drives positive change, and is a power for good. Discover the impact of your support and the incredible impact of Scouting through six very different, inspirational initiatives from across the globe.

In 2022 the Board of the Foundation adopted an ambitious new Strategy 2022–2030. Building on the strong foundations of its global network, a strengthened partnership with the World Organisation of the Scout Movement (WOSM) and passionate supporters of Scouting worldwide, we set in motion a new ambitious vision.

Our generous donors are at the heart of everything we do, providing their time, opening doors to new networks and contributing generously to the Foundation to bring our vision to life. In a year of uncertainty, you rallied around us and contributed an incredible USD 5.2 million for World Scouting — thank you!

Despite the unfavourable conditions of the financial market, which seriously impacted our investment portfolio, in 2022, we increased our fundraising efforts, which proved successful thanks to our Baden-Powell Fellows and new donors.

2022 was a transformative year for the Foundation in terms of governance and operations. The Board welcomed non-Board Members onto its Committees for Investment, Audit, Oversight and Fundraising to boost diversity and expertise to support the Strategy implementation.