18-22 and 25-29 August 2021


Virtually everywhere around the world

42nd World Scout Conference

14th World Scout Youth Forum


To registration opening

About the events

Shaping the future of the World Scout Movement

In August 2021, the 42nd World Scout Conference and 14th World Scout Youth Forum brought together a total of more than 3,000 leaders from 170 National Scout Organizations and global partners to shape the future of the world’s leading educational youth Movement. 
The Conference and Youth Forum were the largest gatherings convened in the event’s 100-year history, and provided a platform for participants to play an active role in shaping the standards, policies and shared goals of the Scout Movement worldwide.
The theme “Bridging the World” challenged young people and participants to build bridges in their communities and across borders between National Scout Organizations, emphasising the need to work together to put our planet on a path towards peace and sustainability.

Connected around the world

Largest virtual Conference and Youth Forum

The virtual World Scout Youth Forum and Conference events will offered a positive and engaging experience for all participants. A virtual conferencing platform will connected delegates together and allowed participants to be directly involved in discussions and decision-making opportunities from around the world.

Latest event details

Post-event information and updates

Referendum approval

Please read the Circular for full details on the referendum approval to convene the World Scout Youth Forum and Conference events virtually.

Read about the referendum put forward to National Scout Organizations in January 2021 on the modality of the events.

Outcomes and decision-making

See the outcomes, highlights and key decisions of the 42nd World Scout Conference and 14th World Scout Youth Forum.


Visit the newsroom to read the latest news and announcements from the events, as well as stories of impact from across the Scout Movement.


Watch videos of the live plenary sessions and access presentation materials. Check out the photo gallery and social media moments from the events.

Provisional agenda

Preview the provisional agenda to learn about the programme for the events, including opportunities to experience the unity of the Scout Movement, take part in key decisions for World Scouting, and connect with fellow Scouts from around the world.


Shape the future of World Scouting by contributing to discussions about the  proposals with other delegates and sharing your feedback through the collaboration tools.

Participant experience

Explore the virtual event features and learn more about the participant experience.


Latest News

29 August 2021

Virtual 42nd World Scout Conference unites Movement and looks to the future during historic event

29 August 2021

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28 August 2021

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28 August 2021

World Scout Conference declares Egypt the host for the next event in 2024

28 August 2021

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28 August 2021

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