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World Scout Leaders to Convene in Cairo for Momentous 43rd World Scout Conference

  • President of the Arab Republic of Egypt, Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, officially announces patronage of the Conference. 
  • United Nations Deputy Secretary General, Amina Mohammed, to attend the Conference. 
  • Over 2,000 participants, including high-level delegations, officials and representatives of international organisations.
  • The Conference will adopt the World Scout Movement strategy for the next decade. 
  • Egyptian Federation for Scouts and Girl Guides to host World Scouting’s general assembly in Cairo, Egypt.

Over 2,000 Scouts from 174 countries will gather in Cairo for the 43rd World Scout Conference from 19 to 23 August 2024, marking a historic moment for the global movement as it decides on its vision and direction for the next decade.

Organised by the World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM) and hosted by the Egyptian Federation for Scouts and Girl Guides, the event will be the first in-person assembly of world Scout leaders since the COVID-19 pandemic.

World Scouting leaders from across the World Scout Movement representing 57 million Scouts will meet in Egypt to decide on the Scout Movement’s vision for the next decade.

The Conference is World Scouting’s highest governing body. Convening every three years, it is a vital platform for members from 174 countries to shape the Scout Movement worldwide. A new vision for the Scout Movement over the next decade will be among the proposals to be approved at the Conference. The new vision is expected to feature an increased focus on providing innovative, transformative learning experiences for more young people globally and contributing to the Sustainable Development Goals.
“We celebrate the 43rd World Scout Conference as a pivotal moment in Scouting history, reaffirming our commitment to youth empowerment, inclusion, and sustainable development, shaping the future strategy of the Scout Movement. With all the challenges and divisions we see in the world, the Scout Movement has a unique role to play to offer transformative learning experiences for millions more young people and tackle the Sustainable Development Goals,” said Ahmad Alhendawi, Secretary-General, World Organization of the Scout Movement.

Egypt’s president supports the global event 

At a press conference held in Cairo on 4 June, Dr. Ashraf Sobhy, Minister of Youth and Sport of Egypt, announced the presidents patronage of the event and the government’s support to ensure worldwide Scouts representatives have a successful assembly. 
“Egypt’s hosting of the 43rd World Scout Conference in August 2024 comes from the belief of the Egyptian government and its people in the importance of the role played by the Scouting and Guiding Movement in preparing good citizens and sound national upbringing by instilling the spirit of volunteerism and community service, spreading the values of teamwork, and preserving the environment and planet Earth among them,” Dr. Sobhy said.
As World Scouting’s general assembly, the Conference is instrumental in setting the strategic direction for the largest educational youth movement. The Conference will elect new members to the World Scout Committee, recognise new countries that joined the World Scout Movement, adopt policies and select future host countries for major scouting events like the World Scout Jamboree, the World Scout Moot and the next host of the World Scout Conference. 
Ahead of the highly anticipated United Nations (UN) Summit for the Future in September, the UN Deputy SecretaryGeneral, Amina Mohammed, will join the Conference and engage in intergenerational dialogue with Scout leaders and representatives of major youth organisations. The conference will also provide a platform for Scout organisations to exchange ideas, address challenges, collaborate on global issues, and foster new partnerships and alliances for future cooperation. 

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World Scout Leaders to Convene in Cairo for Momentous 43rd World Scout Conference