Candidates

The World Scout Committee is the executive body of WOSM. Twelve elected voting members are elected by the Conference, with the responsibility of the implementating the Conference Resolutions and for acting on the Conference’s behalf between its meetings. The Youth Forum elects six Youth Advisors to the World Scout Committee, who play a key role in the decision-making of the World Scout Committee. Member Organizations are encouraged to engage in this important governance of the Movement by nominating candidates to these roles.

Supporting Candidates virtually

All individuals nominated as candidates to the World Scout Committee and as Youth Advisors to the World Scout Committee will be offered access to virtual tools to help provide a fair means of promoting their candidacy ahead of the virtual events. Such access will include professional license for Zoom and Calendly to facilitate virtual meetings between candidates and delegations. More details will be provided by the World Scout Bureau directly to candidates who have fully submitted their nomination packages starting in May.

Considerations for nomination

Member Organizations should carefully review these considerations when nominating candidates, finding full details in Circular 09/2021 and Circular 10/2021.

  • Role descriptions highlighting the key responsibilities, tasks and candidate specifications
  • Number of elected candidates limited to one per Member Organization during any one period
  • Membership status of Member Organization to be in good standing with WOSM for the candidate to appear on the ballot. Please note Annex 1c of the World Scout Committee Policy concerning payment of registration fees.
  • Conflict of Interest Policy applicable for all elected candidates which do not represent any Member Organization or Region during their term
  • Geographical balance ensuring unity of the Scout Movement throughout the world
  • Youth involvement in decision-making as a non-formal educational Movement for young people, encouraging candidates under the age of 30
  • Gender equality to promote the diversity of Scouting by representing the worldwide membership, encouraging women to be nominated as candidates
  • Code of Conduct for Elections followed for a safe and ethical elections process
  • Induction and first business meeting requiring attendance during October 2021 (dates and modality to be confirmed upon assessment of the evolving global pandemic)

Nomination process - World Scout Committee

Step 1: Review considerations for nomination (Circular 09/2021) including role description
Step 2: Complete the four elements of the nomination package
Step 3: Submit to candidates@scout.org no later than 25 June 2021 at 23:59 GMT
Step 4: Receive confirmation of nomination submission
Step 5: Candidate to complete required items in relation to the Code of Conduct for Elections
Step 6: Candidate overviews communicated to Member Organizations by 25 July 2021

Nomination form Portrait specifications Statement of motivation Conflict of interest

Nomination process - Youth Advisors to the World Scout Committee

Step 1: Review considerations for nomination (Circular 10/2021) including role description
Step 2: Complete the four elements of the nomination package
Step 3: Submit to candidates@scout.org by 12 May 2021 at 23:59 GMT (or 23 June 2021 at 23:59 GMT if nomination requirements are not met by the first deadline)
Step 4: Receive confirmation of nomination submission
Step 5: Candidate to complete required items in relation to the Code of Conduct for Elections
Step 6: Candidate overviews communicated to Member Organizations by 21 July 2021

Nomination form Portrait specifications Statement of motivation Conflict of interest