World Scout Committee
The World Scout Committee is the executive body of the World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM). It is one of three primary components of WOSM; with the other two being the World Scout Conference and the World Scout Bureau. The World Scout Committee is responsible for the implementation of the resolutions of the World Scout Conference and for acting on its behalf between its meetings.
The Committee is composed of 14 members. Twelve, each from a different country, are elected for six-year terms by the World Scout Conference. The members do not represent their country but the interests of the Movement as a whole. The Secretary General, and the Treasurer, of the World Organization of the Scout Movement are ex-officio members of the Committee. The chairmen of the regional Scout committees participate in the World Scout Committee meetings in a consultative capacity.
The Committee meets twice a year, usually in Geneva, Switzerland. Its Steering Committee, consisting of the Chairman, two Vice-Chairmen, and the Secretary General meet as needed.
Current members of the World Scout Committee
|Mr. Herman C. S. Hui||Hong Kong||2008|
|M. Philippe Da Costa||Vice-Chair, France||2008|
|Mrs. Thérèse Bermingham||Vice-Chair, Ireland||2011|
|Mr. Habibul Alam||Bangladesh||2008|
|Mr. Mario Diaz Martinez||Spain||2011|
|Mr. Wayne M. Perry (coopted to replace Steve Fossett who resigned)||United States||2008|
|Mr. John A. Gemmill||Canada||2008|
|Mr. Georges El Ghorayeb||Lebanon||2011|
|Mr. Nkwenkwe Nkomo||South Africa||2011|
|Mrs. Ana E. Piubello||Argentina||2008|
|M. Mohamed Triki||Tunisia||2008|
|Mr. Gualtiero Zanolini||Italy||2011|
|Dr. Eduardo Missoni||Secretary-General, WOSM, Italy|
|Mr. Arnaud Girardin||Treasurer, Switzerland|
Strategy work streams
The World Scout Committee has set up work streams to address the top Strategic priorities, as defined by the World Scout Conference. (See the Strategy section.) These are:
- Youth Involvement
- Volunteers in Scouting
- Scouting's Profile (communications, partnerships, resources)
- Honours and Awards
Working with others
This is a consultative Committee of the (WOSM) and the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS). It is composed of members of the World Committee/World Board of both organizations.
- 2007 Task Force for the 100th Anniversary of Scouting. It is composed of members of the World Scout Committee, World Scout Bureau, World Scout Foundation, and The Scout Association (United Kingdom).
- "World Scout Committee". WOSM World Scouting. http://www.scout.org/en/our_organisation/governance/world_committee. Retrieved 2007-01-01.
- "World Scouting". WOSM World Scouting. http://www.scouting.org/international/worldscout.html#wsc. Retrieved 2006-02-01.