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MEMBERSHIP REPORT 2013

European Scout Region

About this report

Dear friends

This is the second comprehensive Membership Report of the European Scout Region. As with the first report published in 2011, the primary purpose of this report is to give NSOs/NSAs an insight into the membership data of the European Scout Region. The findings are based on data the European Scout Region has received from individual NSOs/NSAs, rather than purely WOSM census figures. ‘Supporting Growth in Changing Times’ was the overarching theme of the Regional Scout Plan that was adopted by NSOs/NSAs during the 20th European Scout Conference in Brussels, Belgium, in July 2010. As we approach the 21st European Scout Conference in Berlin, Germany, and look back on what has been achieved we hope that NSOs/NSAs will read this report in conjunction with the Triennial Report for 2010-2013.

There have been many successes in NSOs/NSAs and as the report suggests, a number of NSOs are experiencing growth in absolute numbers as well as market share.

nally held population and census data as well as data held by WOSM itself. NSOs/NSAs in the European Scout Region will be aware that there has been much discussion in WOSM over the

“Are we a federation of NSOs, with NSOs as Member Organisations that require to be serviced? Or, are we moving to a membership model where we define membership of WOSM on the numbers of individuals involved?”
This continues to be hugely encouraging and points to the fact that remaining focussed is important. With this second iteration of the report, the European Scout Committee has also taken considerable time to look at the situation around the world, benchmarking itself with performance in other Regions by looking at exterlast 18 months that goes right to the heart of how we define membership in WOSM. Are we a federation of NSOs, with NSOs as Member Organisations that require to be serviced? Or, are we moving to a membership model where we define membership of WOSM on the numbers of individuals involved? In fact, that’s how we look at membership when it comes to the issue of fees.

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Being able to assess the accuracy of membership data reported to WOSM has proven difficult in the past and is likely to in the future unless efforts are made to improve reporting mechanisms and encourage greater transparency. However, this attempt to look at the evolution of membership around the world may also be of assistance to NSOs/NSAs in Europe as they enter in to discussions with friends from around the world in advance of the 40th World Scout Conference. Our purpose in preparing this comprehensive report has been fourfold: 1. We want to better understand the situation in each country, using all available data sources, in order to develop a Europeanwide perspective that will assist the European Scout Committee and the World Scout Bureau – European Regional Office, in providing targeted support and consultancy, to tackle decline where it occurs and secure growth where it has taken root. 2. We want to instil in NSOs/NSAs that knowing who your members are is of vital importance in informing the development of Scouting, and influencing strategic activity at national level. 3. We want to encourage NSOs/NSAs to reflect on the figures that they have provided or that we have sourced, with a view to correcting any anomalies so that future Membership Reports are even more accurate. 4. We want NSOs/NSAs to understand how they compare with the situations in other countries outside of Europe, which may help to better understand the challenges that others face around the world as they also seek to develop and grow. In closing, I would like to commend Radu Stinghe for his work in ‘crunching’ the numbers that are in this report, and also to all of those NSOs that have contributed so openly with their membership information. As an evolving document, there may well be some inaccuracies. In fact, we are expecting that to be the case. If you notice issues with the data relating to your NSO, please advise us so that we can update accordingly.

“A short word from the Regional Office
I believe that many of us have a passion for Scouting. Whether this has developed recently or is something that we have been brought up with matters not. The fact that we believe that Scouting is a good thing for young people unites us with many hundreds of thousands of leaders all over the world. We believe that the young people that we work to support will make a real difference, as leaders, as followers, as good citizens, as friends, as colleagues. We believe that the difference our members make will help to create a better world – because they care, because we care, because our work is based on values, and commitment. That is why increasing our membership is so important. That is why we measure our numbers. That is why we try to gauge the impact of what we do. European Scouting has seen dramatic change over the past decade – increasing numbers by half a million. That has taken hard work, energy, drive and commitment. But let’s not stop there – let’s move into areas where we have not been strong, let’s expand to reflect the diversity of our communities. I use this opportunity to encourage all of us to live up to the challenge of maintaining market share and expanding it so that more and more young people can know what it is to be a Scout and Society will know what a positive impact we can create.

Craig Turpie, Chairman, European Scout Committee

David McKee, Regional Director

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“We believe that the difference our members make will help to create a better world – because they care, because we care, because our work is based on values, and commitment.”

A look at the world
1991-2012
In absolute numbers, WOSM doubled its membership in the last 20 years. However, this is largely due to the significant increase of membership in one of the Regions (some 10’000’000 more Scouts declared by the Scout Association of Indonesia in 2010). Two other Regions have shown a constant upward trend (Africa and Eurasia) but this is also due, in part, by new associations being admitted into WOSM. The three other Regions have all gone through the “dip” of 1995-2007 but they all seem to have recovered now and re-started a positive trend. Sometimes the big leaps in numbers are due to new associations being recognized (ex: associations of South-East Europe in the early nineties, the Eurasia Region, some African NSOs, etc.), new categories added (registering the girls in WOSM – like in France or Finland) or increased level of accuracy in the registration system (ex: Indonesia in 2010) but the stable trend overall is generally the result of hard work in maintaining a relevant programme for young people and ensure quality adult support.

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Regional perspectives 1991-2012
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AFRICA

Number of NSOs increasing / maintaining / loosing members

Number of NSOs increasing / maintaining / loosing penetration rate

Proportions of the 10 largest associations in the region
Gambia   1%   Rwanda   1%   Mozambique   2%   Nigeria   3%  

1991-2012

2007-2012

1991-2012

2007-2012

Others   12%  

39%  

42%  

34%  
Ethiopia   4%  

Tanzania   37%  

61%   5%   5%  
39%  

South    Africa   5%   DR  Congo   5%  

13%   53%   26%  
21%  

61%  

Uganda   8%   Kenya   22%  

Membership development 1991-2012 Absolute numbers
1,600,000   1,400,000   1,200,000   1,000,000   800,000   600,000   400,000   1990  
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Membership development 1991-2012 Penetration rate
0.600   0.500   0.400   0.300   0.200   0.100   0.000  

1995  

2001  

2007  

2012  

1990  

1995  

2001  

2007  

2012  

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ARAB

Number of NSOs increasing / maintaining / loosing members

Proportions of the 10 largest associations in the region

Others   16%   Egypt   27%   Oman   4%   Libya   4%   Lebanon   5%   Sudan   5%   Jordan   5%   Tunisia   6%   Saudi    Arabia   6%   Algeria   11%   Pales/nian  Authority   11%  

1991-2012

2007-2012

40%  

40%  

20%  

45%  

40%  

15%  

Membership development 1991-2012 Absolute numbers
400,000   350,000   300,000  

Membership development 1991-2012 Penetration rate
0.350   0.300   0.250   0.200  

250,000   200,000   1990   1995   2001   2007   2012  

0.150   0.100   1990   1995   2001   2007   2012  
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Number of NSOs increasing / maintaining / loosing penetration rate
1991-2012 2007-2012
30%  

35%  

5%  

15%  

65%  

50%  

ASIA-PACIFIC

Number of NSOs increasing / maintaining / loosing members

Number of NSOs increasing / maintaining / loosing penetration rate

Proportions of the 10 largest associations in the region
Pakistan   Japan   Others   Australia   Republic    of  Korea   2%   1%   0%   0%   Bangladesh   1%   3%   Thailand   4%   Hong    Kong   0%  

1991-2012

2007-2012

1991-2012

2007-2012

Philippines   6%  

46%  

58%  

50%   67%  
India   11%  

4%  

4%   8%  
Indonesia   72%  

50%  

46%   33%   33%  

Membership development 1991-2012 Absolute numbers
33,000,000   28,000,000   23,000,000   18,000,000   13,000,000   8,000,000   3,000,000   1990  
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Membership development 1991-2012 Penetration rate
3.000   2.700   2.400   2.100   1.800   1.500   1.200   0.900   0.600   0.300   0.000  

1995  

2001  

2007  

2012  

1990  

1995  

2001  

2007  

2012  

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EURASIA

Number of NSOs increasing / maintaining / loosing members

Proportions of the 10 largest associations in the region
Tajikistan   5%   Kazakhstan   5%   Belarus   6%  

1991-2012

2007-2012

Georgia   8%  

Russian  Federa,on   35%  

33%   44%   56%  
67%  

Azerbaijan   8%  

22%   22%   11%  
Ukraine   12%  

Republic    of  Moldova   10%  

44%   33%  
33%  

Armenia   11%  

Membership development 1991-2012 Absolute numbers
32,000   24,000   16,000   8,000   0   1990   1995   2001   2007   2012  

Membership development 1991-2012 Penetration rate
0.031   0.030   0.029   0.028   0.027   0.026   0.025   0.024   1990   1995   2001   2007   2012  
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Number of NSOs increasing / maintaining / loosing penetration rate
1991-2012 2007-2012
33%  

EUROPE

Number of NSOs increasing / maintaining / loosing members

Number of NSOs increasing / maintaining / loosing penetration rate

Proportions of the 10 largest associations in the region

1991-2012

2007-2012

1991-2012

2007-2012

Others   20%  

32%   54%   5%  
5%   46%  
Netherlands   3%  

United  Kingdom   35%  

71%  

Finland   4%   Spain   4%   Poland   4%  

7%   63%   39%  
49%  

France   5%  

29%  

Portugal   5%   Belgium   6%  

Germany   7%   Italy   7%  

Membership development 1991-2012 Absolute numbers
2,000,000   1,800,000   1,600,000   1,400,000   1,200,000   1,000,000   1990  
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Membership development 1991-2012 Penetration rate
2.000   1.800   1.600   1.400   1.200   1.000  

1995  

2001  

2007  

2012  

1990  

1995  

2001  

2007  

2012  

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INTERAMERICA

Number of NSOs increasing / maintaining / loosing members

Proportions of the 10 largest associations in the region
Hai5   Brazil   1%   2%   Canada   3%   Argen5na   1%   Mexico   1%   Chile   1%   Venezuela   1%   Costa    Rica   Colombia   0%   Others   0%   2%  

1991-2012

2007-2012

31%   47%   6%  

25%   63%  
United  States   88%  

28%  

Membership development 1991-2012 Absolute numbers
7,000,000   6,000,000   5,000,000   4,000,000   3,000,000   1990   1995   2001   2007   2012  

Membership development 1991-2012 Penetration rate
1.900   1.700   1.500   1.300   1.100   0.900   0.700   0.500   1990   1995   2001   2007   2012  
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Number of NSOs increasing / maintaining / loosing penetration rate
1991-2012 2007-2012
31%  

59%  

69%  

9%  

31%  

WOSM

35000000   30000000   25000000   20000000   15000000   10000000   5000000   0   1990   1995   2001   2007   2012   Asia-­‐Pacific   Interamerica   Europe   Africa   Arab   Eurasia  

Regional contributions to membership development Absolute numbers

3.000   2.500  

Regional contributions to membership development Penetration rate

2.000   1.500   1.000   0.500   0.000   1990   1995   2001   2007   2012  

Asia-­‐Pacific   Europe   Interameric Africa   a   Arab   Eurasia  

Membership development 1991-2012 Absolute numbers
42,000,000   38,000,000   34,000,000   30,000,000   26,000,000   22,000,000   18,000,000   14,000,000   10,000,000   1990  
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Membership development 1991-2012 Penetration rate
2.000   1.800   1.600   1.400   1.200   1.000   0.800   0.600   0.400   0.200   0.000  

1995  

2001  

2007  

2012  

1990  

1995  

2001  

2007  

2012  

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Associations’ pespective 1991-2012
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1,000    

1,500    

2,000    

2,500    

3,000    

3,500    

500    
3,080    

0    
Tanzania  

 12,000,000    

 16,000,000    

 20,000,000    

 24,000,000    

 4,000,000    

 8,000,000    

 -­‐        

10,000,000  
Monaco   Côte  d’Ivoire   1,011     1,720    

15,000,000  

20,000,000  

25,000,000  

521,986   215,096   102,608   65,050   50,362   15,129   9,099   8,342   6,083   4,128  
Indonesia   Uganda   Namibia   Ethiopia   Thailand   Chad   HaiI   Bangladesh   Oman   Malawi   Bhutan   Guinea   Kenya   Niger   Sierra    Leone   India   Madagascar   Gambia   Malta   Mauritania   113     117     135     140     146     155     169     198     205     217     220     243     249     342     409     477     512     695     763     960    

5,000,000  
 19,562,753    

0  
Indonesia   India   Thailand   Bangladesh   Tanzania   Pakistan   Kenya   Uganda   Côte    d’Ivoire   Ethiopia   HaiJ   South    Africa   Hong    Kong   Portugal   Finland   Belgium   PalesJne   Sri    Lanka   Bhutan   ArgenJna   Turkey   Chad   Gambia  
 2,001,489      1,033,869      683,333      521,986      300,265      215,096      102,608      65,050      50,362      33,759      33,080      30,409      28,360      22,873      20,222      15,129      15,024      14,578      13,965      13,073      11,650      10,586    
69 associations increased their membership in the last 20 years, 23 of them with more than 10’000 members: 4 from Europe, 8 from Asia-Pacific, 8 from Africa 1 from the Arab Region and 2 from Interamerica.

19,562,753  

1991 - 2012

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23 associations increased their membership with 100% or more in the past 20 years: 2 from Europe, 6 from AsiaPacific, 12 from Africa, 1 from Interamerica and 2 from the Arab Region.

Tanzania   Kenya   Uganda   Côte    d’Ivoire   Ethiopia   PalesFne   Oman   Egypt   Lebanon   Libya   Indonesia   India   Thailand   Bangladesh   Pakistan   Ukraine   Moldova   Georgia   Azerbaijan   Portugal   Finland   Belgium   Turkey   Malta   HaiF   ArgenFna   Brazil   Costa    Rica   Venezuela  

2,001,489   1,033,869   683,333   300,265   2,429   502   476   273   28,360   22,873   20,222   13,073   1,598   33,759   13,965   7,480   5,459   4,795  

Top 5 per Region

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77 associations have increased their membership in the last 5 years, 17 of them with more than 10’000 members: 3 from Europe, 5 from Asia-Pacific, 6 from Africa, 2 from the Arab Region and 1 from Interamerica. 14 associations increased their membership with 100% or more in the past 5 years: 4 from Europe, 7 from Africa, 1 from Asia-Pacific, 1 from the Arab Region and 1 from Interamerica.

16,000,000   14,000,000   12,000,000   10,000,000   8,000,000   6,000,000   4,000,000   2,000,000   0  

2007 - 2012

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 1,000    
 3,195      1,720      1,011    

 1,500    

 2,000    

 2,500    

 3,000    

 3,500    

 16,000,000      14,000,000      12,000,000      10,000,000      8,000,000      6,000,000      4,000,000      2,000,000      -­‐        

 500    

 -­‐        
Ethiopia   Monaco   Côte    d’Ivoire   Tanzania  
 492      469      291      290      220      202      172      167      148      117      112    

447,876   65,050   62,143   58,364   56,442   22,502   14,891   7,974   3,955   1,318  
Indonesia   India   Tanzania   Philippines   Pakistan   United  Kingdom   Côte    d’Ivoire   Kenya   Ethiopia   South    Africa   Thailand   Finland   Turkey   Algeria   Brazil   PalesPne   Uganda  
 692,786      447,876      173,808      89,957      89,443      65,050      62,143      58,364      56,442      44,152      30,479      30,172      22,502      18,908      14,891      11,707    

13,495,913  

 13,495,913    

South    Africa   Namibia   Turkey   Malawi   Algeria   Iceland   Indonesia   Zimbabwe   Finland   Costa    Rica  

Tanzania   Côte    d’Ivoire   Kenya   Ethiopia   South    Africa   Algeria   PalesJne   Egypt   Oman   Sudan   Indonesia   India   Philippines   Pakistan   Thailand   Belarus   Georgia   Azerbaijan   United  Kingdom   Finland   Turkey   Ireland   Israel   Brazil   Costa    Rica   ArgenJna   Trinidad  and  Tobago   Colombia  

692,786   173,808   89,957   44,152   1,201   328   321   89,443   30,479   30,172   7,424   4,166   18,908   5,978   4,275   3,452   1,650  

Membership development 2007-2012 Top 5 per Region

0   -­‐1   -­‐1   -­‐2   -­‐2   -­‐3   -­‐3   -­‐4   -­‐4   -­‐5  
0   5  

10  

15  

20  

25  

30  

35  

10.0  

15.0  

20.0  

25.0  

30.0  

35.0  

0.0  

5.0  

2.8  

Tanzania  

-­‐1.03  

Poland   Indonesia  
28.90   23.50   10.08   7.67   4.32   2.98   2.84   2.83   2.15   1.87   1.81  

Kenya  

-­‐1.15   -­‐1.16   -­‐1.20   -­‐1.25  

Ireland   United  Kingdom   Seychelles   Luxembourg   Thailand   Hong    Kong   Malta   Finland   Tanzania   Portugal   Trinidad  and  Tobago   Grenada   Belgium   Bangladesh   Dominica   Liechtenstein   Switzerland   Saint    Lucia   Australia   Denmark   Brunei  Darussalam   Czech    Republic   Kuwait   Sweden   Barbados   Canada   United  States   KiribaO   Qatar   New  Zealand   Philippines   Bhutan   Monaco  

Gambia  

Côte    d’Ivoire  

Uganda  

Oman  

-­‐1.27   -­‐1.29   -­‐1.37   -­‐1.42   -­‐1.48   -­‐1.51   -­‐1.52   -­‐2.04   -­‐2.42   -­‐2.61   -­‐2.62   -­‐2.77   -­‐2.85   -­‐3.45   -­‐4.23  

Lebanon  

Libya  

PalesHne  

1.0   0.8   0.8   0.6   0.8   0.8   0.3   0.1   0.1  

Mauritania  

28.9  

Indonesia  

10.1  

Bhutan  

7.7  

Thailand  

4.3  

Hong    Kong  

1.2  

Bangladesh  

1.50   1.20   1.15   1.07  

Moldova  

Armenia  

0.2   0.1   0.1  

Georgia  

23.5  

Monaco  

Malta  

3.0   2.8  

Finland  

2.2  

Portugal  

Belgium  

1991 - 2012

Trinidad  and  Tobago  

Grenada  

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86 associations reduced their penetration rate in the last 20 years, 20 of them with more than 1%: 8 from Europe, 5 from Asia-Pacific, 4 from Interamerica, 1 from Africa and 2 from the Arab Region.

Dominica  

HaiH  

68 associations increased their penetration rate in the last 20 years, 15 of them with more than 1%: 6 from Europe, 6 from Asia-Pacific and 3 from Interamerica.

1.5   1.9   1.8   1.2   0.9   0.6  

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Bahamas  

20

21
25.0  

10.0  

15.0  

20.0  

0.0  

5.0  

2.4  

Tanzania  

Côte    d’Ivoire  

Botswana  

South    Africa  

Swaziland  

63 associations reduced their penetration rate in the last 5 years, 22 of them with more than 0.1%: 6 from Europe, 4 from Asia-Pacific, 5 from Interamerica, 4 from Africa and 3 from the Arab Region.

90 associations have increased their penetration rate in the last 5 years, 20 of them with more than 0.5%: 9 from Europe, 4 from Asia-Pacific,2 from Africa, 1 from the Arab Region and 4 from the Interamerica.

PalesGne  

Oman  

Algeria  

0   -­‐1   -­‐1   -­‐2   -­‐2   -­‐3   -­‐3   -­‐4   -­‐4   -­‐5   -­‐5  

2007 - 2012

10  

15  

20  

25  

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Libya  

0.8   0.5   0.4   0.3   0.6   0.4   0.2   0.1   0.1  

Lebanon  

-­‐0.10  

19.8  

Indonesia  

Monaco   Indonesia   Iceland   Finland   Tanzania   Trinidad  and  Tobago   Fiji   Luxembourg   Bhutan   Malta   United  Kingdom   Bahamas   Côte    d’Ivoire   Montenegro   Thailand   Dominica   PalesNne   Ireland  
4.13   3.58   2.41   1.77   1.50   1.45   1.29   0.96   0.95   0.83   0.81   0.78   0.71   0.65   0.63   0.63  

23.68   19.78  

-­‐0.10   -­‐0.14   -­‐0.16   -­‐0.17   -­‐0.18   -­‐0.22   -­‐0.22   -­‐0.25   -­‐0.26   -­‐0.32   -­‐0.33   -­‐0.36   -­‐0.41   -­‐0.49   -­‐0.70   -­‐0.74   -­‐0.80   -­‐1.20   -­‐1.74   -­‐1.86   -­‐4.58  
23.7  

Fiji  

1.5   1.3  

Bhutan  

0.7  

Thailand  

Cambodia  

Belarus  

Georgia  

Armenia  

Ukraine  

0.2   0.1   0.1   0.1   0.0   0.0  

Kazakhstan  

Monaco  

4.1  

Iceland  

3.6  

Finland  

1.5  

Luxembourg  

Kuwait   United  Arab  Emirates   Greece   FYROM   CroaGa   Netherlands   Denmark   Gambia   DR  Congo   Dominican  Republic   Japan   Bahrain   Senegal   Malaysia   St    Vincent&   Grenadines   Maldives  

1.0  

Malta  

1.8  

Trinidad  and  Tobago  

Bahamas  

Dominica  

Costa    Rica  

Cyprus   Costa    Rica  

0.56   0.54  

Penetration rate development 2007-2012
Barbados   San    Marino   Seychelles   Belize   Hong    Kong   United  States  

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0.8   0.7   0.5   0.5  

Grenada  

0    

-­‐75      -­‐1,000,000      -­‐750,000      -­‐500,000      -­‐250,000    
-­‐50     Peru  

-­‐50      -­‐        

-­‐25    

 -­‐          -­‐100,000      -­‐200,000      -­‐300,000      -­‐400,000      -­‐500,000      -­‐600,000      -­‐700,000      -­‐800,000      -­‐900,000      -­‐1,000,000    
-­‐50     Liberia   Japan   Canada   New  Zealand   Zimbabwe   Dominican  Republic   Guatemala   Serbia   Hungary   Saint    Lucia   Poland   Jamaica   Czech    Republic   Ghana   -­‐52     -­‐56     -­‐58     -­‐59     -­‐60     -­‐61     -­‐63     -­‐66     -­‐68     -­‐69     -­‐70     -­‐70     -­‐70    

 -­‐2,372     Cameroon    -­‐2,465     Liberia  

 -­‐4,271    

 -­‐8,519    

 -­‐9,267    

 -­‐568    

 -­‐1,715    

Bottom 5 per Region
 -­‐566,860      -­‐947,989    

 -­‐2,364    

 -­‐7,424    

 -­‐32,763    

 -­‐27,202    

 -­‐49,057    

Membership development 1991-2012

 -­‐94,986    

 -­‐120,019    

 -­‐566,860    

 -­‐17    

 -­‐442    

 -­‐12,049      -­‐12,351      -­‐13,825      -­‐16,601      -­‐19,790      -­‐22,922      -­‐23,151      -­‐25,090      -­‐25,233      -­‐27,202      -­‐32,572      -­‐32,763      -­‐43,507      -­‐49,057      -­‐50,247      -­‐94,986      -­‐120,019      -­‐121,961      -­‐133,632      -­‐152,087    

 -­‐6,814    

Greece   Hungary   Switzerland   Chile   Nepal   Germany   Malaysia   Mexico   New  Zealand   Scouts  of  China   Sweden   Algeria   France   Australia   Czech    Republic   Republic    of  Korea   Japan   United  Kingdom   Poland   Canada   Philippines   United  States  

 -­‐32,572    

 -­‐43,507    

 -­‐50,247    

 -­‐121,961    

1991 - 2012

 -­‐133,632    

 -­‐9,785    

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15 associations decreased their membership with 50% or more in the past 20 years: 4 from Europe, 2 from Asia-Pacific, 3 from Africa and 6 from Interamerica.

 -­‐16,601    

 -­‐25,090    

 -­‐152,087    

79 associations lost members in the last 20 years, 22 of them decreasing with more than 10’000 members: 9 from Europe, 8 from Asia-Pacific, 4 from Interamerica and 1 from the Arab Region.

 -­‐947,989    

Benin   Zimbabwe   Ghana   Qatar   Syria   Kuwait   Tunisia   Algeria   Scouts  of  China   Australia   Republic    of  Korea   Japan   Philippines   Armenia   Tajikistan   Russian  FederaRon   Sweden   France   Czech    Republic   United  Kingdom   Poland   Colombia   Chile   Mexico   Canada   United  States  

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49 associations lost members in the last 5 years, 10 of them decreasing with more than 5’000 members: 1 from Europe, 5 from Asia-Pacific, 1 from Africa, 1 from Eurasia and 2 from Interamerica. 19 associations lost 25% or more of their members in the past 5 years: 4 from Europe, 3 from Africa, 3 from Asia-Pacific, 6 from Interamerica and 3 from the Eurasia.

 -­‐        

 -­‐3,500,000    

 -­‐3,000,000    

 -­‐2,500,000    

 -­‐2,000,000    

 -­‐1,500,000    

 -­‐1,000,000    

 -­‐2,077     Benin  

 -­‐2,390     Mozambique  

 -­‐14,580    
 -­‐          -­‐75      -­‐50      -­‐25      -­‐100    

 -­‐500,000    

 -­‐396     Niger  

 -­‐706     Botswana  

2007 - 2012

MEMBERSHIP REPORT 2013  -­‐3,500,000      -­‐3,000,000      -­‐2,500,000      -­‐2,000,000      -­‐1,500,000      -­‐1,000,000      -­‐500,000    
 -­‐26     Moldova   Benin   Hong    Kong   Croa<a   Nicaragua   Bosnia  and  Herzegovina   St    Vincent&  Grenadines   Lithuania   Japan   Malaysia   FYROM   Seychelles   Honduras   Tajikistan   Russian  Federa<on   United  States   Senegal   Belize   Dominican  Republic    -­‐2,865,748     United  States    -­‐62,544     Japan    -­‐29,478     Malaysia    -­‐14,580      -­‐23,466      -­‐28,141     Senegal   Republic    of  Korea   Hong    Kong    -­‐8,058     Bangladesh    -­‐5,786      -­‐6,684      -­‐7,621     Netherlands   Russian  Federa<on   Dominican  Republic    -­‐28      -­‐29      -­‐32      -­‐33      -­‐35      -­‐36      -­‐36      -­‐36      -­‐40      -­‐41      -­‐42      -­‐45      -­‐46      -­‐48      -­‐49      -­‐59      -­‐60      -­‐86    

 -­‐1    
 -­‐        

 -­‐500    

Bottom 5 per Region

 -­‐2,444    

 -­‐8,058    

 -­‐23,466    

 -­‐28,141    

 -­‐29,478    

 -­‐2,865,748    

Membership development 2007-2012

 -­‐62,544    

 -­‐167    

 -­‐718    

 -­‐906    

 -­‐6,684    

 -­‐1,323    

 -­‐1,545    

 -­‐2,071    

 -­‐2,396    

 -­‐5,786    

 -­‐1,351    

 -­‐1,796    

 -­‐1,817    

 -­‐7,621    

Senegal   Jordan   Bahrain   Tunisia   Bangladesh   Republic    of  Korea   Hong    Kong   Malaysia   Japan   Armenia   Moldova   Tajikistan   Russian  FederaRon   Switzerland   CroaRa   Denmark   Greece   Netherlands   Honduras   Canada   Belize   Dominican  Republic   United  States  

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10,000,000  

15,000,000  

20,000,000  

25,000,000  

10.00  

15.00  

20.00  

25.00  

30.00  

35.00  

10.00  

15.00  

20.00  

25.00  

30.00  

5,000,000  

Tanzania  
0  

3.00  
24.98  
Indonesia   India   United  States   Philippines   Thailand   Bangladesh   Pakistan   Tanzania   United  Kingdom   Kenya   Republic    of  Korea   Canada   Uganda   Germany   Japan   Italy   Belgium   Others   536,000   323,929   190,539   117,338   116,054   113,716   111,180   101,763   101,245   2,213,862   538,933   630,476   958,243   1,250,820   1,760,309   2988612   3,371,408   21,599,748  

32.05  

35.00  

0.00  

5.00  

0.00  

5.00  

Gambia  

2.78  

Kenya  

2.07  

Seychelles  

1.92  

Swaziland  

1.36  

Qatar  

1.92  

PalesCne  

1.72  

Lebanon  

1.47  

Oman   32.05  

1.40  

Kuwait  

1.04  

Indonesia  

Bhutan  

10.08  

Thailand  

8.94  

Hong    Kong  

7.35  

Maldives  

4.69  

Armenia  

0.39  

Moldova  

0.30  

Georgia  

0.21  

Azerbaijan  

0.08  

Tajikistan  

0.04  

Monaco  

24.98  

Indonesia   Monaco   Liechtenstein   Bhutan   Thailand   Hong    Kong   Luxembourg   Iceland   Finland   Dominica   Belgium   Philippines   Grenada   United  Kingdom   United  States   Maldives   Ireland   Malta   Portugal   Barbados   KiribaM   Denmark   Trinidad  and  Tobago   Fiji   Tanzania   12.80   10.08   8.94   7.35   7.20   6.39   6.36   6.26   5.89   5.26   4.96   4.90   4.77   4.69   4.55   4.38   4.26   3.93   3.91   3.81   3.70   3.01   3.00  

Liechtenstein  

12.80  

.

Luxembourg  

7.20  

Iceland  

6.39  

Finland  

6.36  

Dominica  

6.26  

Grenada  

4.96  

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There are 25 associations with a penetration rate of over 3%: 11 from Europe, 8 from Asia-Pacific 1 from Africa and 5 from Interamerica. The average penetration rate within WOSM is 1.7%.

United  States  

4.77  

Barbados  

3.93  

The 17 largest associations in the world (with a membership of over 100’000 Scouts each) account for over 34’000’000 members, or 94% of WOSM membership. 144 other NSOs make up for the remaining 6% of WOSM members. If all Scouts would be equally distributed among the WOSM countries, each of them would have approx. 215’000 members.

Penetration rate 2012

Top 5 per Region

Trinidad  and  Tobago  

3.70  

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If the position in a world table regarding:

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

the the the the the the the the

current size of the association, current penetration rate, evolution of membership between 1991-2012 in absolute numbers, evolution of membership between 1991-2012 in percentage, evolution of the penetration rate between 1991-2012, evolution of of membership between 2007-2012 in absolute numbers, evolution of membership between 2007-2012 in percentage and evolution of the penetration rate between 2007-2012,

we can draw a table outlining, in relative terms, the “performance” of NSOs in what concerns the aspects of membership development, based on 8 indexes. In other words, the number for each country in the table 1991-2012 is the result of the addition:

<World ranking in absolute numbers> + <World ranking in penetration rate> + <World ranking growth 1991-2012 in absolute numbers> + <World ranking growth 1991-2012 in percentage of the size of the NSO> + <World ranking growth 1991-2012 in penetration rate> + <World ranking growth 2007-2012 in absolute numbers> + <World ranking growth 2007-2012 in percentage of the size of the NSO> + <World ranking growth 2007-2012 in penetration rate>
The same calculation can be also made taking into consideration the current situation and the evolution over the past 5 years (2007-2012) - this offers an insight on the current trend in NSOs concerning membership development. Thus, the number for each country in the table 2007-2012 is the result of the addition:

<World ranking in absolute numbers> + <World ranking in penetration rate> + <World ranking growth 2007-2012 in absolute numbers> + <World ranking growth 2007-2012 in percentage of the size of the NSO> + <World ranking growth 2007-2012 in penetration rate>
As an example, with its current membership of 2615, Romania ranks 118th in the World. With a penetration rate of 0.08, it is on the 143th position. With a decrease of 1’545 members since 1991, Romania is on the 112th place in temrs of growth. The loss represents 37.14% of the original membership and this puts the Romanian NSO on the 125th rank. However, in terms of penetration rate, Romania has kept a stable membership, with a change of only 0.0004 - this puts it on the 71st place in the world. Since 2007, the membership in Romania increased with 198 Scouts (which means the 70th place in the world), which represents 8% of the 2007 membership (58th place in the World). In terms of penetration rate the change is of only 0.1% (rank 78 in the World for the period 20072012). In numbers, this translates into: Evolution 1991-2007 Romania: 118 + 143 + 112 + 125 + 71 + 70 + 58 + 78 = 775 (overall ranking 106th in the World) Evolution 2007-2012 Romania: 118 + 143 + 70 + 58 + 78 = 467 (overall ranking 95th in the World) The next two pages illustrate the two World tables - they are purely for illustration purposes and are true only in relative terms (one NSO in comparison with the others). However they do offer a general view on the efforts and the results of the work on growth in the last years. The European Region countries are marked for visibility.

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1 Indonesia 22 2 Tanzania 59 3. Thailand 116 4 Finland 122 5 Kenya 170 6 India 180 7 Bhutan 195 8. Côte d’Ivoire202 9. Palestine 220 10. Pakistan 235 11 Belgium 236 12 Oman 239 13 Ethiopia 265 14 Monaco 265 15 Portugal 269 16 Costa Rica 277 17 Trin.-Tobago 281 18 Sri Lanka 287 19 South Africa 299 20 Uganda 304 21 Malta 329 22 Malawi 337 23 Turkey 339 24 Namibia 364 25 Argentina 373 26 Fiji 376 27 Bahamas 385 28 Lebanon 386 29 Cyprus 393 30 Mongolia 393 31. Swaziland 399 32 Haiti 403 33 Sierra L. 408 34 Iceland 409 35 Brazil 414 36 Luxembourg 424 37 Egypt 435 38 Gambia 469 39 Grenada 479 40 UK 484 41 Bangladesh 485 42 Libya 491 43 Estonia 492 44 Ireland 507 45 Dominica 508 46 Papua NG 513 47 Chad 521 48 Venezuela 529 49 Spain 530 50 Philipines 537

51 Hong Kong 539 52 Slovenia 547 53 Georgia 549 54 Liechtenstein 562 55 Sudan 562 56 Israel 567 57 Guinea 579 58 Sweden 599 59 Latvia 600 60 Cambodia 603 61 Algeria 609 62 Singapore 613 63 El Salvador 615 64 Sc. of China 615 65 Bulgaria 620 66 Azerbaijan 629 67 Togo 631 68 Bolivia 632 69 Madagascar 635 70 Mauritius 635 71 Burundi 642 72 Mauritania 653 73 Albania 654 74 Cape Verde 671 75 Maldives 672 76 Montenegro 672 77 Czech Rep. 682 78 France 687 79 Rwanda 687 80 Angola 691 81 Italy 695 82 Belarus 700 83 Jordan 700 84 Germany 715 85 DR Congo 717 86 Nepal 723 87 Zambia 728 88 Morocco 729 89 Zimbabwe 729 90 Nigeria 733 91 Qatar 734 92 Armenia 735 93 Chile 735 94 Hungary 736 95 Mozambique738 96 Burkina Faso 742 97 Brunei Dar. 745 98 Ukraine 746 99 Niger 750 100 Colombia 752

101 Panama 752 102 Senegal 754 103 Suriname 754 104 Moldova 763 105 Slovakia 773 106 Romania 775 107 Kazahstan 780 108 UAE 789 109 Paraguay 798 110 Poland 799 111 Gabon 800 112 Mexico 802 113 Peru 808 114 Botswana 813 115 Yemen 813 116 Norway 817 117 Ecuador 817 118 Lesotho 820 119 Kiribati 826 120 Rep. Korea 832 121 Canada 836 122 Guyana 836 123 Netherlands 837 124 Syria 839 125 St.Vin&Gren 841 126 Cameroon 852 127 San Marino 823 128 S. Arabia 860 129 Comoros 861 130 Croatia 861 131 Jamaica 864 132 Austria 868 133 New Zeal. 869 134 Kuwait 874 135 Denmark 876 136 Lithuania 890 137 Tunisia 893 138 Australia 897 139 Switzerland 899 140 Ghana 900 141 Uruguay 910 142 Seychelles 914 143 Guatemala 925 144 Belize 926 145 USA 927 146 Bahrain 930 147 Bosnia&Herz939 148 Greece 940 149 Saint Lucia 965 150 Japan 977 151 Liberia 979 152 Barbados 984 153 Malaysia 984 154 Serbia 992 155 Honduras 1008 156 Tajilistan 1015 157 Nicaragua 1017 158 FYROM 1019 159 Russian Fed. 1020 160 Benin 1048 161 Dom. Rep. 1123
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1 Indonesia 16 2 Tanzania 45 3 Finland 67 4 UK 76 5 Thailand 101 6 Philippines 104 7 Ireland 125 8 Kenya 131 9 Palestine 131 10 India 133 11 Belgium 156 12 Bhutan 159 13 Fiji 159 14 Iceland 161 15 Sweden 161 16 Trin.-Tobago 161 17 Pakistan 167 18 Côte d’Ivoire170 19 Luxembourg 172 20 Oman 185 21 Costa Rica 190 22 Algeria 193 23 Sri Lanka 201 24 Ethiopia 202 25 Israel 204 26 Monaco 205 27 Portugal 211 28 Czech Rep. 216 29 Turkey 223 30 Swaziland 226 31 South Africa 227 32 Cyprus 237 33 Sc. of China 237 34 Malta 252 35 Slovenia 254 36 Malawi 256 37 Bahamas 257 38 Brazil 259 39 Spain 261 40 Singapore 262 41 Argentina 266 42 Egypt 267 43 Uganda 268 44 Namibia 283 45 France 288 46 Mongolia 300 47 Lebanon 302 48 Togo 306 49 Nepal 307 50 Hungary 310 51 Chile 322 52 Sierra Leone 326 53 Zimbabwe 332 54 Poland 341 55 Dominica 346 56 Grenada 356 57 Estonia 357 58 Brunei Dar. 359 59 Haiti 365 60 Papua NG 366 61 Canada 371
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62 Colombia 372 63 El Salvador 375 64 Germany 377 65 Panama 378 66 Qatar 378 67 Sudan 380 68 Libya 382 69 Latvia 383 70 Cambodia 386 71 Venezuela 395 72 Georgia 399 73 Gambia 406 74 New Zeal. 410 75 Liechtenstein 424 76 Mexico 428 77 Peru 435 78 Jamaica 438 79 Italy 439 80 Bulgaria 444 81 Montenegro 444 82 Azerbaijan 447 83 Rep. Korea 447 84 Burkina Faso449 85 Paraguay 449 86 Chad 453 87 Bolivia 455 88 Bangladesh 457 89 Angola 458 90 Kiribati 458 91 Cape Verde 460 92 Albania 461 93 Australia 462 94 Belarus 467 95 Romania 467 96 Jordan 470 97 UAE 471 98 Norway 475 99 Denmark 480 100 Switzerland 484 101 Botswana 485 102 Guinea 486 103 Kuwait 486 104 Rwanda 486 105 Austria 487 106 Nigeria 489 107 Hong-Kong 492 108 Ghana 494 109 Suriname 494 110 Gabon 498 111 USA 498

112 Burundi 499 113 Morocco 501 114 DR Congo 503 115 Netherlands 503 116 Slovakia 505 117 Ecuador 508 118 St.Vin&Gren 513 119 Guatemala 514 120 Cameroon 516 121 Mauritius 518 122 Comoros 519 123 Armenia 525 124 Syria 529 125 Mauritania 530 126 Madagascar 532 127 Tunisia 539 128 Greece 549 129 Guyana 553 130 Zambia 553 131 Japan 557 132 Maldives 557 133 St. Lucia 558 134 Yemen 562 135 Uruguay 563 136 Ukraine 565 137 Barbados 568 138 Kazakhstan 569 139 Mozambique572 140 Liberia 574 141 S. Arabia 576 142 Seychelles 576 143 Malaysia 582 144 Serbia 588 145 San Marino 598 146 Lesotho 599 147 Senegal 615 148 Moldova 618 149 Bahrain 624 150 Niger 631 151 Croatia 635 152 Benin 661 153 Lithuania 661 154 Belize 664 155 Russian Fed. 667 156 Bosnia&Herz672 157 FYROM 680 158 Nicaragua 687 159 Honduras 707 160 Tajikistan 720 161 Dom. Rep. 761

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Albania
2,000  

1,750  

Beslidhja Skaut Albania

1,500  

1,250  

1,000   2001   2007   2012  

WOSM membership 2012

1’668

Membership development 1990-2012 in relation to the trends in youth population. For purposes of comparison, the graph shows the trend in youth population (blue line) starting from the same number as the membership (red line) of the NSO in 1990. The space between the lines shows the “real” growth or decline of the association. In other words, the blue dots show what the membership of the NSO shoud be if it would have followed the market trend.

Penetration rate youth population 2012

0.22%

The 10 countries with similar memberhip. Countries with larger membership. The 10 countries with similar penetration rate. Countries with bigger penetration rate.

Scouting in Albania is still at early stages of development. There are around 20 local groups in various parts of the country. New groups are being created in cities, schools and religious communities. With the support of WOSM and a number of European NSOs, a development programme is being implemented. There is a large potential of growth in Albania, since the numbers are still very low for a country of Albania’s size.

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Austria
19,000  

14,000  

Pfadfinder und Pfadfinderinnen Österreichs

9,000   1990   1995   2001   2007   2012  

Membership development 1990-2012 in relation to the trends in youth population. For purposes of comparison, the graph shows the trend in youth population (blue line) starting from the same number as the membership (red line) of the NSO in 1990. The space between the lines shows the “real” growth or decline of the association. In other words, the blue dots show what the membership of the NSO shoud be if it would have followed the market trend.

WOSM membership 2012

10’358

Penetration rate youth population 2012

0.82%
The 10 countries with similar memberhip. Countries with larger membership. The 10 countries with similar penetration rate. Countries with bigger penetration rate. Scouting exists in Austria since 1910. In 1976 the Pfadfinder Österreichs had almost 14.000 members, the Österreichischer Pfadfinderinnenverband St.Georg about 4.400. There were 240 groups in Austria, 17 of them all girls groups, 130 all boys groups and 93 already merged groups. Those talks finally led to a merger of the two organizations to the present PPÖ. The new association became full member of both WAGGGS and WOSM. PPÖ have more than 20.000 members (in WOSM more than 10’000), in the last decades generally the NSO counted about two thirds boys and one third girls, nowadays the ratio is nearly 1:1. MEMBERSHIP REPORT 2013 34

Belgium
110,000  

100,000  

Guidisme et Scoutisme en Belgique

90,000  

80,000  

70,000   1990   1995   2001   2007   2012  

WOSM membership 2012

100’090

Membership development 1990-2012 in relation to the trends in youth population. For purposes of comparison, the graph shows the trend in youth population (blue line) starting from the same number as the membership (red line) of the NSO in 1990. The space between the lines shows the “real” growth or decline of the association. In other words, the blue dots show what the membership of the NSO shoud be if it would have followed the market trend.

Penetration rate youth population 2012

5.82%
The 10 countries with similar memberhip. Countries with larger membership. In Belgium Scouting has had a very strong tradition for over 100 years. The association has through continuous efforts achieved to be one of the 17 largest NSOs in the world with more than 100.000 members and showing an increase of penetration rate of more than 5,89% over the last 5 years. Next to efforts in membership growth, there has been significant work done in the fields of social inclusion & diversity and recognition of skills, with volunteer management and youth empowerment being two of the main strengths supporting the continuous growth of scouting in Belgium. 35 MEMBERSHIP REPORT 2013 The 10 countries with similar penetration rate. Countries with bigger penetration rate.

Bosnia-Hertzegovina
2,250  

2,000  

1,750  

Savjet izviđačkih organizacija u Bosni i Hercegovini

1,500  

1,250  

1,000   2001   2007   2012  

Membership development 1990-2012 in relation to the trends in youth population. For purposes of comparison, the graph shows the trend in youth population (blue line) starting from the same number as the membership (red line) of the NSO in 1990. The space between the lines shows the “real” growth or decline of the association. In other words, the blue dots show what the membership of the NSO shoud be if it would have followed the market trend.

WOSM membership 2012

1’965

Penetration rate youth population 2012

0.31%
The 10 countries with similar memberhip. Countries with larger membership. The 10 countries with similar penetration rate. Countries with bigger penetration rate.

Same as NSOs in all countries South East Europe, Scouting in Bosnia and Herzegovina has a tradition of several decades (scouting was established in 1915), but also has less members than there were in earlier decades. Scout groups are mainly concentrated in bigger cities in the country. In the last couple of years, they are intensively working on increase of membership on a national level. Small percentage of young people are Scouts, so there is a space for improvement.

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Bulgaria
2,500  

2,000  

Organizatsia Na Bulgarskite Skauty
1,500  

1,000   2001   2007   2012  

WOSM membership 2012

2’109

Membership development 1990-2012 in relation to the trends in youth population. For purposes of comparison, the graph shows the trend in youth population (blue line) starting from the same number as the membership (red line) of the NSO in 1990. The space between the lines shows the “real” growth or decline of the association. In other words, the blue dots show what the membership of the NSO shoud be if it would have followed the market trend.

Penetration rate youth population 2012

0.21%
The 10 countries with similar memberhip. Countries with larger membership. The organisation is going through a patch of effective self-analysis and has produced a strategic plan with a wide range of objectives which will stretch the capacities of OBS. Considerable resources have been provided by local and state government – with the potential to rehabilitate buildings as Scout Centres. However, there are difficulties with maintaining the institutional memory with changes in the national team and changes in location of key personnel. Good progress has been made in utilising the EVS of the EU. A very effective promotion of Scouting was conducted in the past year utilising the centenary of Scouting in Bulgaria as the focus. 37 MEMBERSHIP REPORT 2013 The 10 countries with similar penetration rate. Countries with bigger penetration rate.

Croatia
5,000  

4,000  

Savez izvidaca Hrvatske
3,000  

2,000   2001   2007   2012  

Membership development 1990-2012 in relation to the trends in youth population. For purposes of comparison, the graph shows the trend in youth population (blue line) starting from the same number as the membership (red line) of the NSO in 1990. The space between the lines shows the “real” growth or decline of the association. In other words, the blue dots show what the membership of the NSO shoud be if it would have followed the market trend.

WOSM membership 2012

3’280

Penetration rate youth population 2012

0.48%
The 10 countries with similar memberhip. Countries with larger membership. The 10 countries with similar penetration rate. Countries with bigger penetration rate. Croatia has a strong tradition of Scouting. There are local groups in all the regions of the country, around 50 local groups in total. However, the numbers in Croatia (3000 scouts) are still low in terms of percentage of young people, so there is great potential for growth. The numbers are currently developing positively and Scouting’s profile is increasing. Between 2007 and 2012 a number of inactive groups were removed from the register, which explains the apparent downturn in that period.

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Cyprus
5,500  

5,000  

4,500  

Soma Proskopon Kyproi
4,000  

3,500  

3,000   1990   1995   2001   2007   2012  

WOSM membership 2012

5’328

Membership development 1990-2012 in relation to the trends in youth population. For purposes of comparison, the graph shows the trend in youth population (blue line) starting from the same number as the membership (red line) of the NSO in 1990. The space between the lines shows the “real” growth or decline of the association. In other words, the blue dots show what the membership of the NSO shoud be if it would have followed the market trend.

Penetration rate youth population 2012

2.62%
The 10 countries with similar memberhip. Countries with larger membership. The 10 countries with similar penetration rate. Countries with bigger penetration rate.

The Cyprus Scouts Association (CSA) is open to all boys and girls including those stationed at the Eastern and Western Sovereign Base Areas. The Scouts are one of the oldest and most important youth organizations on the island. Despite decreasing youth population the market share of CSA significantly increased in the last 5 years. Scouting exists in Cyprus since 1912/1913.

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Czech Republic
35,000  

30,000  

25,000  

Junák - svaz skautů a skautek

20,000  

15,000   1995   2001   2007   2012  

Membership development 1990-2012 in relation to the trends in youth population. For purposes of comparison, the graph shows the trend in youth population (blue line) starting from the same number as the membership (red line) of the NSO in 1990. The space between the lines shows the “real” growth or decline of the association. In other words, the blue dots show what the membership of the NSO shoud be if it would have followed the market trend.

WOSM membership 2012

21’753

Penetration rate youth population 2012

1.50%
The 10 countries with similar memberhip. Countries with larger membership. The 10 countries with similar penetration rate. Countries with bigger penetration rate. Junák is, with its more than 45,000 members, the largest civic organization for children and youth in the Czech Republic. Junák is a member of WOSM and of WAGGGS and operates in accordance with their missions, principles and methods. It is one of the founders of the Czech Council of Children and Youth (CRDM). The Czech Scout movement was founded in 1911 and the NSO was happy to celebrate his centenary in 2011/2012. In the last couple of years Junak membership is significantly grown, both in market share and in absolute numbers. Scouting exists in the country since 1911. MEMBERSHIP REPORT 2013 40

Denmark
60,000  

55,000  

Fællesrådet for Danmarks Drengespejdere

50,000  

45,000  

40,000  

35,000   1990   1995   2001   2007   2012  

WOSM membership 2012

40’019

Membership development 1990-2012 in relation to the trends in youth population. For purposes of comparison, the graph shows the trend in youth population (blue line) starting from the same number as the membership (red line) of the NSO in 1990. The space between the lines shows the “real” growth or decline of the association. In other words, the blue dots show what the membership of the NSO shoud be if it would have followed the market trend.

Penetration rate youth population 2012

3.81%
The 10 countries with similar memberhip. Countries with larger membership. The Scout and Guide movement in Denmark consists of about ten different associations. Most of them are members of two large federations, but there are also some independent organizations. Looking into the penetration rate during the last 20 years there has been a drop which is not so steep during the last five years and comes opposite to the increasing youth population trend. Nevertheless, in 2012 there has been an increase in peneteration of more than 3%. The 10 countries with similar penetration rate. Countries with bigger penetration rate.

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Estonia
2,000  

1,500  

1,000  

Eesti Skautide Ühing

500  

0   1995   2001   2007   2012  

Membership development 1990-2012 in relation to the trends in youth population. For purposes of comparison, the graph shows the trend in youth population (blue line) starting from the same number as the membership (red line) of the NSO in 1990. The space between the lines shows the “real” growth or decline of the association. In other words, the blue dots show what the membership of the NSO shoud be if it would have followed the market trend.

WOSM membership 2012

1’416

Penetration rate youth population 2012

0.72%
The 10 countries with similar memberhip. Countries with larger membership. The 10 countries with similar penetration rate. Countries with bigger penetration rate. Of late the Estonian association has been having capacity issues – getting enough volunteers involved in the work of the association has been a key concern. Different patters of management have been examined to see if the responsibilities of the national board can be more effectively shared. The association has produced two new promotional videos to highlight the development of Scouting in Estonia both from an historical perspective and also including modern footage, including dome from the last World Scout Jamboree.

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Finland
65,000  

55,000  

Suomen Partiolaiset Finlands Scouter ry

45,000  

35,000  

25,000   1990   1995   2001   2007   2012  

WOSM membership 2012

56’461

Membership development 1990-2012 in relation to the trends in youth population. For purposes of comparison, the graph shows the trend in youth population (blue line) starting from the same number as the membership (red line) of the NSO in 1990. The space between the lines shows the “real” growth or decline of the association. In other words, the blue dots show what the membership of the NSO shoud be if it would have followed the market trend.

Penetration rate youth population 2012

6.35%
The 10 countries with similar memberhip. Countries with larger membership. Finnish Scouting was among the charter members of the WOSM in 1922. An NSO among the top 5 in the European Region in membership development between 1991-2012 and in the last 5 years they have increased their members by more than 10000; which was mainly a result of the registration of the girl members to WOSM. Absolute numbers for male and female members should be examined and compared with previous years in order to identify the membership development after 2008 where the girl members were registered to WOSM. The penetration rate is very high, approximately 3.6% for the years 2007-2012. 43 MEMBERSHIP REPORT 2013 The 10 countries with similar penetration rate. Countries with bigger penetration rate.

France
120,000  

110,000  

100,000  

Scoutisme Français
90,000  

80,000  

70,000   1990   1995   2001   2007   2012  

Membership development 1990-2012 in relation to the trends in youth population. For purposes of comparison, the graph shows the trend in youth population (blue line) starting from the same number as the membership (red line) of the NSO in 1990. The space between the lines shows the “real” growth or decline of the association. In other words, the blue dots show what the membership of the NSO shoud be if it would have followed the market trend.

WOSM membership 2012

75’547

Penetration rate youth population 2012

0.63%
The 10 countries with similar memberhip. Countries with larger membership. The 10 countries with similar penetration rate. Countries with bigger penetration rate.

The French federation is composed of five associations, which allows a good coverage of various segments of the French society. France is showing growth in the recent years, after a significant drop in 20012007 which was due to a cleanup of the statistics. Despite the large absolute numbers of 75 000 Scouts, and good recent growth, the percentage of Scouts in France compared with the total youth population is still low in comparison with other countries.

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Macedonia (FYRO)
2,500  

2,000  

Sojuz na Izvidnici na Makedonija
1,500  

1,000   2001   2007   2012  

WOSM membership 2012

1’300

Membership development 1990-2012 in relation to the trends in youth population. For purposes of comparison, the graph shows the trend in youth population (blue line) starting from the same number as the membership (red line) of the NSO in 1990. The space between the lines shows the “real” growth or decline of the association. In other words, the blue dots show what the membership of the NSO shoud be if it would have followed the market trend.

Penetration rate youth population 2012

0.28%
The 10 countries with similar memberhip. Countries with larger membership. Scouting in Macedonia is celebrating its 60 anniversary in 2013. As tradition in Scouting is present, there were periods when membership numbers were much higher than they are now. At the moment there are 15 active Scout groups, and national leadership is actively working on increase of membership by attracting new members in existing Scout groups, but also by establishing of new groups, as well as re-activating the ones that were active in previous years. Membership increase is one of priorities of the leadership, and taking into consideration existing numbers, there is a huge potential for growth. 45 MEMBERSHIP REPORT 2013 The 10 countries with similar penetration rate. Countries with bigger penetration rate.

Germany
150,000  

140,000  

130,000  

Ring deutscher Pfadfinderverbände

120,000  

110,000   1990   1995   2001   2007   2012  

Membership development 1990-2012 in relation to the trends in youth population. For purposes of comparison, the graph shows the trend in youth population (blue line) starting from the same number as the membership (red line) of the NSO in 1990. The space between the lines shows the “real” growth or decline of the association. In other words, the blue dots show what the membership of the NSO shoud be if it would have followed the market trend.

WOSM membership 2012

113’716

Penetration rate youth population 2012

0.99%
The 10 countries with similar memberhip. Countries with larger membership. The 10 countries with similar penetration rate. Countries with bigger penetration rate. The German NSO is organized in a so called Ring Deutscher Pfadfinderverbände, which members are the following NSAs: Bund der Pfadfinderinnen und Pfadfinder (BdP), Deutsche Pfadfinderschaft Sankt Georg (DPSG), Verband Christlicher Pfadfinderinnnen und Pfadfinder (VCP)..In total all German scout associations have more than 200’000 members, far more than the half are WOSM members. Since 1989 both the youth population and the scout market share are decreasing, however in the last 5 years despite a strong decrease of the youth population (especially in eastern Germany) the scouting membership stabilized significantly. MEMBERSHIP REPORT 2013 46

Greece
30,000  

25,000  

Soma Hellinon Proskopon

20,000  

15,000  

10,000   1990   1995   2001   2007   2012  

WOSM membership 2012

15’289

Membership development 1990-2012 in relation to the trends in youth population. For purposes of comparison, the graph shows the trend in youth population (blue line) starting from the same number as the membership (red line) of the NSO in 1990. The space between the lines shows the “real” growth or decline of the association. In other words, the blue dots show what the membership of the NSO shoud be if it would have followed the market trend.

Penetration rate youth population 2012

0.99%
The 10 countries with similar memberhip. Countries with larger membership. Scouting in Greece has a strong tradition. Therefore is relatively well recognised and there are groups everywhere in the country. Facing the challenges that society in the country is witnessing, Scouting is encountered with challenges that are major obstacles in achieving more significant membership growth. As a lack of trained Scout leaders in some parts of the country, there are waiting lists of young people that want to join Scouting. Scouting in Greece exists since 1910. The 10 countries with similar penetration rate. Countries with bigger penetration rate.

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Hungary
25,000  

20,000  

15,000  

Magyar Cserkészszövetség
10,000  

5,000  

0   1995   2001   2007   2012  

Membership development 1990-2012 in relation to the trends in youth population. For purposes of comparison, the graph shows the trend in youth population (blue line) starting from the same number as the membership (red line) of the NSO in 1990. The space between the lines shows the “real” growth or decline of the association. In other words, the blue dots show what the membership of the NSO shoud be if it would have followed the market trend.

WOSM membership 2012

6’480

Penetration rate youth population 2012

0.41%
The 10 countries with similar memberhip. Countries with larger membership. The 10 countries with similar penetration rate. Countries with bigger penetration rate. During the triennium Magyar Cserkészszövetség, the Hungarian Scout Association, has responded to increased levels of interest in developing and growing Scouting, particularly in rural areas and amongst young people who had no previous contact with Scouting. The ‘Be Prepared For Life’ project ran over 18 months and attracted more than 300 non-Scouts towards Scouting in the summer of 2012. This project was supported by the Partnership Fund. In December 2012 Magyar Cserkészszövetség celebrated its centenary. MEMBERSHIP REPORT 2013 48

Iceland
5000  

4000  

Bandalag íslenskra skáta

3000  

2000  

1000   1990   1995   2001   2007   2012  

WOSM membership 2012

4’153

Membership development 1990-2012 in relation to the trends in youth population. For purposes of comparison, the graph shows the trend in youth population (blue line) starting from the same number as the membership (red line) of the NSO in 1990. The space between the lines shows the “real” growth or decline of the association. In other words, the blue dots show what the membership of the NSO shoud be if it would have followed the market trend.

Penetration rate youth population 2012

6.39%
The 10 countries with similar memberhip. Countries with larger membership. The 10 countries with similar penetration rate. Countries with bigger penetration rate.

Scouting idea was brought to Iceland in 1911. The membership of Bandalag íslenskra skáta after a deep crisis in the years between 1995 and 2007 raised again and is still raising. The Icelandic NSO with more than 4000 members has nowadays a good market share (in perfect line with the youth population of the island, youth population which is quite stable). The new strategy and programme are partly responsible for the growth.

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Ireland
55000  

50000  

45000  

Scouting Ireland
40000  

35000  

30000   1990   1995   2001   2007   2012  

Membership development 1990-2012 in relation to the trends in youth population. For purposes of comparison, the graph shows the trend in youth population (blue line) starting from the same number as the membership (red line) of the NSO in 1990. The space between the lines shows the “real” growth or decline of the association. In other words, the blue dots show what the membership of the NSO shoud be if it would have followed the market trend.

WOSM membership 2012

41’418

Penetration rate youth population 2012

4.54%
The 10 countries with similar memberhip. Countries with larger membership. The 10 countries with similar penetration rate. Countries with bigger penetration rate. Following unification of the two constituent members, Scouting Ireland has continued to develop, serving the community in the whole of the island with the express consent of UK Scouts in N. Ireland. Year on year growth in the region of 5% has reflected the settling in of the organisation with the development of its policies and practices. Of note has been the One Programme project – introducing a new programme, with supporting documentation and training. The Region supported a seminar when Scouting Ireland shared the work undertaken with more than 10 other associations – a great example of mutual support. MEMBERSHIP REPORT 2013 50

Israel
40,000  

35,000  

Hit’ahdut HaTzofim VeHaTzofot BeYisrael

30,000  

25,000  

20,000   1990   1995   2001   2007   2012  

WOSM membership 2012

26’086

Membership development 1990-2012 in relation to the trends in youth population. For purposes of comparison, the graph shows the trend in youth population (blue line) starting from the same number as the membership (red line) of the NSO in 1990. The space between the lines shows the “real” growth or decline of the association. In other words, the blue dots show what the membership of the NSO shoud be if it would have followed the market trend.

Penetration rate youth population 2012

1.31%
The 10 countries with similar memberhip. Countries with larger membership. The Israeli Scouting organization is the largest youth movement playing a very strong role in Israeli society especially by fostering and tightening the relationship between Arabs, Jews and Christians. Israel has a significant increase in members the last five years following the trend of the youth population increase and the attraction of non-traditional populations from the periphery of Israel. This trend reflects mostly the increase of Hebrew Scouts membership number. This brings The Israel Boy and Girl Scouts Federation to the top 5 NSOs in membership development within the European Region for the period of 2007-2012. 51 MEMBERSHIP REPORT 2013 The 10 countries with similar penetration rate. Countries with bigger penetration rate.

Italy
120,000  

110,000  

100,000  

Federazione Italiana dello Scautismo

90,000  

80,000   1990   1995   2001   2007   2012  

Membership development 1990-2012 in relation to the trends in youth population. For purposes of comparison, the graph shows the trend in youth population (blue line) starting from the same number as the membership (red line) of the NSO in 1990. The space between the lines shows the “real” growth or decline of the association. In other words, the blue dots show what the membership of the NSO shoud be if it would have followed the market trend.

WOSM membership 2012

101’763

Penetration rate youth population 2012

1.18%
The 10 countries with similar memberhip. Countries with larger membership. The 10 countries with similar penetration rate. Countries with bigger penetration rate.

There are over 100 000 Scouts in Italy in two associations, which is among the highest absolute numbers in Europe. Scouting is wellrecognised in Italy and there are groups everywhere in the country. The numbers declared by the Italian federation only include their male members, so the actual outreach of Scouting could be higher. The drop that can be seen in the 1990’s was due to a split in one of the associations. In most recent years, Scouting in Italy is growing.

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Latvia
1,500  

1,000  

Latvijas Skautu un Gaidu centrala organizacija
500  

0   1995   2001   2007   2012  

WOSM membership 2012

793

Membership development 1990-2012 in relation to the trends in youth population. For purposes of comparison, the graph shows the trend in youth population (blue line) starting from the same number as the membership (red line) of the NSO in 1990. The space between the lines shows the “real” growth or decline of the association. In other words, the blue dots show what the membership of the NSO shoud be if it would have followed the market trend.

Penetration rate youth population 2012

0.26%
The 10 countries with similar memberhip. Countries with larger membership. The 10 countries with similar penetration rate. Countries with bigger penetration rate. During the triennium Latvijas Skautu un Gaidu Centrālā Organizācija, continued with its strategy to provide a solid foundation from which to further develop and grow the association. Although there has been organic growth in the development of new Units, much of the growth in LSGCO has come as a result of female members also being registered with WOSM.

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Liechtenstein
1,000  

750  

Pfadfinder und Pfadfinderinnen Liechtensteins
500  

250   1990   1995   2001   2007   2012  

Membership development 1990-2012 in relation to the trends in youth population. For purposes of comparison, the graph shows the trend in youth population (blue line) starting from the same number as the membership (red line) of the NSO in 1990. The space between the lines shows the “real” growth or decline of the association. In other words, the blue dots show what the membership of the NSO shoud be if it would have followed the market trend.

WOSM membership 2012

778

Penetration rate youth population 2012

12.79%
The 10 countries with similar memberhip. Countries with larger membership. The 10 countries with similar penetration rate. Countries with bigger penetration rate. Maintaining their profile by participating at regular events such as Jamborees, International Commissioners Forum and similar events, the Scouts in Liechtenstein hosted the recent small nations’ jamboree during the summer of 2013 – Dwarfs United.

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Lithuania
2,500  

2,000  

Lietuvos Skautija

1,500  

1,000  

500   2001   2007   2012  

WOSM membership 2012

1’439

Membership development 1990-2012 in relation to the trends in youth population. For purposes of comparison, the graph shows the trend in youth population (blue line) starting from the same number as the membership (red line) of the NSO in 1990. The space between the lines shows the “real” growth or decline of the association. In other words, the blue dots show what the membership of the NSO shoud be if it would have followed the market trend.

Penetration rate youth population 2012

0.27%
The 10 countries with similar memberhip. Countries with larger membership. Scouting first came to Lithuania in 1909, as part of tsarist Russia. The indigenous Lithuanian Scout movement began in 1918, when the first Scout troop was founded in Vilnius. Both market share and youth population are unfortunately decreasing, however a new strategy of local group support is being established, trying to break the membership decrease trend. First good results are also obtained by a big growth project pushed forward together by the NSO and by the WAGGGS association in Lithuania (Lietuvos skaučių seserija). 55 MEMBERSHIP REPORT 2013 The 10 countries with similar penetration rate. Countries with bigger penetration rate.

Luxembourg
8,000  

7,000  

Luxembourg Boy Scouts Association
6,000  

5,000   1990   1995   2001   2007   2012  

Membership development 1990-2012 in relation to the trends in youth population. For purposes of comparison, the graph shows the trend in youth population (blue line) starting from the same number as the membership (red line) of the NSO in 1990. The space between the lines shows the “real” growth or decline of the association. In other words, the blue dots show what the membership of the NSO shoud be if it would have followed the market trend.

WOSM membership 2012

6’781

Penetration rate youth population 2012

7.20%
The 10 countries with similar memberhip. Countries with larger membership. The 10 countries with similar penetration rate. Countries with bigger penetration rate. The Luxembourg Boy Scout Association (LBSA) is a federation of two Scout associations serving Luxembourg. Scouting in Luxembourg was founded in 1914 and became a member of the World Organization of the Scout Movement in 1922. Despite the challenges in recruiting adult volunteers, the penetration rate the 5 last years has increased significantly; more, even comparing it to the increased trend of youth population in the country. A lot of work is being done in advancing with RAP and developing a new program during the following 2-3 years, as well as specific trainings for adult volunteers. MEMBERSHIP REPORT 2013 56

Malta
4,000  

3,000  

The Scout Association of Malta

2,000  

1,000  

0   1990   1995   2001   2007   2012  

WOSM membership 2012

2’968

Membership development 1990-2012 in relation to the trends in youth population. For purposes of comparison, the graph shows the trend in youth population (blue line) starting from the same number as the membership (red line) of the NSO in 1990. The space between the lines shows the “real” growth or decline of the association. In other words, the blue dots show what the membership of the NSO shoud be if it would have followed the market trend.

Penetration rate youth population 2012

4.38%
The 10 countries with similar memberhip. Countries with larger membership. Founded in 1908, TSAM has always maintained a high and respectable scouting tradition. Its leaders and members are committed to further the ideals of Scouting in line with those as traditionally established by the Founder, Lord Baden Powell and as further developed by the World Scout Movement. The Association is a forward looking organisation that enjoys great respect both locally and internationally and actually has 39 active scout groups. The decline in the membership seems to have been stopped in 2012, probably also because of both the new national leadership and the positive trend in the youth population. 57 MEMBERSHIP REPORT 2013 The 10 countries with similar penetration rate. Countries with bigger penetration rate.

Monaco
1,200  

800  

Association des Guides et Scouts de Monaco
400  

0   1990   1995   2001   2007   2012  

Membership development 1990-2012 in relation to the trends in youth population. For purposes of comparison, the graph shows the trend in youth population (blue line) starting from the same number as the membership (red line) of the NSO in 1990. The space between the lines shows the “real” growth or decline of the association. In other words, the blue dots show what the membership of the NSO shoud be if it would have followed the market trend.

WOSM membership 2012

1’001

Penetration rate youth population 2012

24.97%
The 10 countries with similar memberhip. Countries with larger membership. The 10 countries with similar penetration rate. Countries with bigger penetration rate.

Monaco is an Accredited Scout Organisation. It has recently declared an increase of membership to 1000, which is explains the sharp increase from the previously stable level of 50 members.

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Montenegro

Savez Izvidjaca Crne Gore

No data available for the selected period.

WOSM membership 2012

780

Penetration rate youth population 2012

0.78%
The 10 countries with similar memberhip. Countries with larger membership. The Association of Scouts of Montenegro was founded on 19 November 2006 as a national independent organization with headquarters in Podgorica, the capital of Montenegro. For the past five years the available data show a marginal increase in the penetration rate which is encouraging taking into consideration that it is a very new organization with challenges. One of the priorities set which will contribute into maintaining a positive trend is the development and implementation of a strategy and with capacity building of young leaders will be the pillars of a strong Association. 59 MEMBERSHIP REPORT 2013 The 10 countries with similar penetration rate. Countries with bigger penetration rate.

Netherlands
60,000  

55,000  

Scouting Nederland
50,000  

45,000   1990   1995   2001   2007   2012  

Membership development 1990-2012 in relation to the trends in youth population. For purposes of comparison, the graph shows the trend in youth population (blue line) starting from the same number as the membership (red line) of the NSO in 1990. The space between the lines shows the “real” growth or decline of the association. In other words, the blue dots show what the membership of the NSO shoud be if it would have followed the market trend.

WOSM membership 2012

48’845

Penetration rate youth population 2012

1.65%
The 10 countries with similar memberhip. Countries with larger membership. The 10 countries with similar penetration rate. Countries with bigger penetration rate. SN faced challenges especially during the last 5 years when it comes to the membership numbers and the penetration rate which declined following the trend of the youth population. Structures and the program within the association have been set around a growth policy. One of the ways to reach the policy’s target is to improve the image of scouting. A strong talent program assists along with a group development program which actively helps groups to grow and improve their quality having identified five fields of work: youth program, adult resources, accommodation and equipment, finance, management and organization. MEMBERSHIP REPORT 2013 60

Norway
25,000  

20,000  

Speidernes Fellesorganisasjon
15,000  

10,000   1990   1995   2001   2007   2012  

WOSM membership 2012

17’608

Membership development 1990-2012 in relation to the trends in youth population. For purposes of comparison, the graph shows the trend in youth population (blue line) starting from the same number as the membership (red line) of the NSO in 1990. The space between the lines shows the “real” growth or decline of the association. In other words, the blue dots show what the membership of the NSO shoud be if it would have followed the market trend.

Penetration rate youth population 2012

1.97%
The 10 countries with similar memberhip. Countries with larger membership. Norway – comprising Norges Speiderforbund and Norges KFUM-KFUK speidere continues to develop its membership. Some visits have taken place to see how others are coping with the issue of diversity as one way in which to grow the membership. Norway has maintained its membership numbers, growing slightly in the last year. Norway is offering to host the next European Guide and Scout Conferences in 2016. A very successful national jamboree has taken place – Stavanger 2013. 61 MEMBERSHIP REPORT 2013 The 10 countries with similar penetration rate. Countries with bigger penetration rate.

Poland
250,000  

200,000  

150,000  

Związek Harcerstwa Polskiego

100,000  

50,000  

0   1995   2001   2007   2012  

Membership development 1990-2012 in relation to the trends in youth population. For purposes of comparison, the graph shows the trend in youth population (blue line) starting from the same number as the membership (red line) of the NSO in 1990. The space between the lines shows the “real” growth or decline of the association. In other words, the blue dots show what the membership of the NSO shoud be if it would have followed the market trend.

WOSM membership 2012

61’394

Penetration rate youth population 2012

1.00%
The 10 countries with similar memberhip. Countries with larger membership. The 10 countries with similar penetration rate. Countries with bigger penetration rate. ZHP membership numbers continue to give cause for concern. The introduction of a new membership management system revealed significantly lower membership figures than anticipated and there is now work to be done in helping ZHP to address their strategic plan and ensure that the membership loss is turned around. Progress is being made in relationships with other “scout” organisations in Poland, towards a process of unification. Poland maintains strong links in the Eurasia Region and through funding available to support innovative training has just embarked on a sharing of training systems with a number of other associations. MEMBERSHIP REPORT 2013 62

Portugal
80,000  

70,000  

Federação Escotista de Portugal

60,000  

50,000  

40,000  

30,000   1990   1995   2001   2007   2012  

WOSM membership 2012

76’263

Membership development 1990-2012 in relation to the trends in youth population. For purposes of comparison, the graph shows the trend in youth population (blue line) starting from the same number as the membership (red line) of the NSO in 1990. The space between the lines shows the “real” growth or decline of the association. In other words, the blue dots show what the membership of the NSO shoud be if it would have followed the market trend.

Penetration rate youth population 2012

4.25%
The 10 countries with similar memberhip. Countries with larger membership. Comprising Associação dos Escoteiros de Portugal and Corpo Nacional de Escutas, Scouting in Portugal continues to grow in absolute numbers. The economic situation has impacted the economy, but the organisations are responding to the needs identified. Of particular note is the work done by CNE in the understanding of youth empowerment – as witnessed by the YESS event held recently which was participated in by many other associations. Both associations have experienced change but still respond to the needs of society by reviewing and renewing their training systems 63 MEMBERSHIP REPORT 2013 The 10 countries with similar penetration rate. Countries with bigger penetration rate.

Romania
6,000  

4,500  

Organizatia Nationala “Cercetasii Romaniei”
3,000  

1,500   1995   2001   2007   2012  

Membership development 1990-2012 in relation to the trends in youth population. For purposes of comparison, the graph shows the trend in youth population (blue line) starting from the same number as the membership (red line) of the NSO in 1990. The space between the lines shows the “real” growth or decline of the association. In other words, the blue dots show what the membership of the NSO shoud be if it would have followed the market trend.

WOSM membership 2012

2’615

Penetration rate youth population 2012

0.07%
The 10 countries with similar memberhip. Countries with larger membership. The 10 countries with similar penetration rate. Countries with bigger penetration rate. Scouting in Romania is growing again after a number of years where membership has decreased significantly. A lot of work was done in terms of external image and partnerships and the current position of the associaiton within civil society is a very strong one. More groups are created every year also as a result of the “buzz” created by the first post-war Jamboree and the celebrations of the Centenary of Scouting in Romania.

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San Marino
300  

Associazione Guide e Esploratori Cattolici Sammarinesi

200  

100   1995   2001   2007   2012  

WOSM membership 2012

147

Membership development 1990-2012 in relation to the trends in youth population. For purposes of comparison, the graph shows the trend in youth population (blue line) starting from the same number as the membership (red line) of the NSO in 1990. The space between the lines shows the “real” growth or decline of the association. In other words, the blue dots show what the membership of the NSO shoud be if it would have followed the market trend.

Penetration rate youth population 2012

2.68%
The 10 countries with similar memberhip. Countries with larger membership. The 10 countries with similar penetration rate. Countries with bigger penetration rate.

San Marino is an Accredited Scout Organisation. Due to the small size of the country, there are only 150 Scouts in San Marino. This represents a decrease from the earlier levels.

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Serbia
40,000  

30,000  

20,000  

Savez Izviđača Srbije

10,000  

0   1995   2001   2007   2012  

Membership development 1990-2012 in relation to the trends in youth population. For purposes of comparison, the graph shows the trend in youth population (blue line) starting from the same number as the membership (red line) of the NSO in 1990. The space between the lines shows the “real” growth or decline of the association. In other words, the blue dots show what the membership of the NSO shoud be if it would have followed the market trend.

WOSM membership 2012

4’021

Penetration rate youth population 2012

0.24%
The 10 countries with similar memberhip. Countries with larger membership. The 10 countries with similar penetration rate. Countries with bigger penetration rate.

Serbia has a tradition of Scouting in Many local communities. There are local groups in all the regions of the country, and there are more than 50 local groups in total. However, the numbers in Serbia are lower than they were decades ago, and are low in terms of market share of young population in the country, so there is great potential for growth. Scouting is established in Serbia since 1911.

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Slovakia
4,500  

Slovensky skauting

3,500  

2,500   2001   2007   2012  

WOSM membership 2012

3’366

Membership development 1990-2012 in relation to the trends in youth population. For purposes of comparison, the graph shows the trend in youth population (blue line) starting from the same number as the membership (red line) of the NSO in 1990. The space between the lines shows the “real” growth or decline of the association. In other words, the blue dots show what the membership of the NSO shoud be if it would have followed the market trend.

Penetration rate youth population 2012

0.37%
The 10 countries with similar memberhip. Countries with larger membership. Scouting in Slovakia is among the largest youth organizations in Slovakia. It is a member of WOSM, and WAGGGS. The last couple of years the membership is following the trend of the youth population which is declining but not with the exact steepness. The membership is slowly starting to stabilize by setting and implementing a Strategy for growth; changing the program, methodology are some of the ingredients that will support and help reach the strategic goal. This year Scouting in Slovakia is celebrating its 100th anniversary. The 10 countries with similar penetration rate. Countries with bigger penetration rate.

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Slovenia
10,000  

7,500  

Zveza tabornikov Slovenije
5,000  

2,500   1995   2001   2007   2012  

Membership development 1990-2012 in relation to the trends in youth population. For purposes of comparison, the graph shows the trend in youth population (blue line) starting from the same number as the membership (red line) of the NSO in 1990. The space between the lines shows the “real” growth or decline of the association. In other words, the blue dots show what the membership of the NSO shoud be if it would have followed the market trend.

WOSM membership 2012

5’507

Penetration rate youth population 2012

1.99%
The 10 countries with similar memberhip. Countries with larger membership. The 10 countries with similar penetration rate. Countries with bigger penetration rate. Continuing its development regarding membership and looking to the future, ZTS was the successful applicant to host the next World Scout Conference in Ljubljana in 2014 and planning is going well. ZTS continues to look at programme development and was funded for a Partnership Project on growth, addressing the identity and recognition of the organisation and becoming more present throughout the country. Despite development challenges, the organisation continues to provide effective programme provision, considerable impact with environmental activities and continues to develop its highly effective training team. MEMBERSHIP REPORT 2013 68

Spain
80,000  

70,000  

Federación de Escultismo en España

60,000  

50,000  

40,000   1990   1995   2001   2007   2012  

WOSM membership 2012

57’443

Membership development 1990-2012 in relation to the trends in youth population. For purposes of comparison, the graph shows the trend in youth population (blue line) starting from the same number as the membership (red line) of the NSO in 1990. The space between the lines shows the “real” growth or decline of the association. In other words, the blue dots show what the membership of the NSO shoud be if it would have followed the market trend.

Penetration rate youth population 2012

0.84%
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Scouting in Spain is very active in terms of looking at issues relating to development and growth. The European Scout Region has supported both ASDE and MSC with specific projects including making the most of their centenary as a platform for strategic development (ASDE) and renovating their programme and testing it (MSC). Scouting in Catalonia is also undergoing a deep introspection with FCEG exploring closer ties with the associations in that federation.

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Sweden
95,000  

75,000  

Scouterna
55,000  

35,000   1990   1995   2001   2007   2012  

Membership development 1990-2012 in relation to the trends in youth population. For purposes of comparison, the graph shows the trend in youth population (blue line) starting from the same number as the membership (red line) of the NSO in 1990. The space between the lines shows the “real” growth or decline of the association. In other words, the blue dots show what the membership of the NSO shoud be if it would have followed the market trend.

WOSM membership 2012

43’729

Penetration rate youth population 2012

2.91%
The 10 countries with similar memberhip. Countries with larger membership. The 10 countries with similar penetration rate. Countries with bigger penetration rate. Scouting was founded in Sweden in 1910. Scouts in Sweden were previously organised in five different associations which had an umbrella organisation called the Swedish Guide and Scout Council. The associations varied in size and were organised in different ways but all shared common ground in the Scout method and the values of Scouting. On 1 January 2013, scouts in Sweden entered a new organisation - Scouterna. All members and Scout Groups now belong to the same organization but many groups can run Scouting with a specific profile, for example: temperance Scouting. MEMBERSHIP REPORT 2013 70

Switzerland
60,000  

50,000  

Mouvement Scout de Suisse

40,000  

30,000  

20,000   1990   1995   2001   2007   2012  

WOSM membership 2012

22’976

Membership development 1990-2012 in relation to the trends in youth population. For purposes of comparison, the graph shows the trend in youth population (blue line) starting from the same number as the membership (red line) of the NSO in 1990. The space between the lines shows the “real” growth or decline of the association. In other words, the blue dots show what the membership of the NSO shoud be if it would have followed the market trend.

Penetration rate youth population 2012

1.83%
The 10 countries with similar memberhip. Countries with larger membership. In 1910 the first boy scout groups were formed, whereas the girls started guiding in 1915. The following cantonal associations existed on 5th Octobre 1913: Geneva, Vaud, Neuchâtel, Berne, Bâle, Zurich and St.Gallen-Thurgau. In Berne they established the Swiss Scout Federation (SSF). There are challenges coming to the penetration rate which has decreased the last 20 years following a stable trend of youth population. This has been halted during the last five years. Specific actions have been taken to change this trend and this is being reflected in the numbers. 71 MEMBERSHIP REPORT 2013 The 10 countries with similar penetration rate. Countries with bigger penetration rate.

Turkey
45,000  

35,000  

25,000  

Türkiye Izcilik Federasyonu

15,000  

5,000   1990   1995   2001   2007   2012  

Membership development 1990-2012 in relation to the trends in youth population. For purposes of comparison, the graph shows the trend in youth population (blue line) starting from the same number as the membership (red line) of the NSO in 1990. The space between the lines shows the “real” growth or decline of the association. In other words, the blue dots show what the membership of the NSO shoud be if it would have followed the market trend.

WOSM membership 2012

40’581

Penetration rate youth population 2012

0.19%
The 10 countries with similar memberhip. Countries with larger membership. The 10 countries with similar penetration rate. Countries with bigger penetration rate. Building on the final verification of the new constitution of TiF, which confirms TiF as an organisation, independent from the state, and confirms the volunteer structure of the organisation, development has continued from the new headquarters in Istanbul. Of particular note is the work done with girls in communities where activities outside the home would not usually take place. TiF has an interactive membership management system which enables them to tell the numbers of young people involved. At the last count there were more than 79,000 registrations. MEMBERSHIP REPORT 2013 72

United Kingdom
800,000  

700,000  

The Scout Association

600,000  

500,000  

400,000   1990   1995   2001   2007   2012  

WOSM membership 2012

536’000

Membership development 1990-2012 in relation to the trends in youth population. For purposes of comparison, the graph shows the trend in youth population (blue line) starting from the same number as the membership (red line) of the NSO in 1990. The space between the lines shows the “real” growth or decline of the association. In other words, the blue dots show what the membership of the NSO shoud be if it would have followed the market trend.

Penetration rate youth population 2012

4.71%
Following a concerted plan of action, TSA has had a planned intervention regarding its image, programme, training, profile enhancement and all aspects of its organisational life which led up to the 2007 celebrations. This led to a growth in absolute numbers which has been sustained now for 6 years. Development continues and in particular inroads have been made in the impact of membership from many communities not previously engaged, in a more professional approach to “servicing” the organisation, in dialogue with many parties, in raising the profile with interactive use of media, personalities and social research. 73 MEMBERSHIP REPORT 2013 The 10 countries with similar memberhip. Countries with larger membership. The 10 countries with similar penetration rate. Countries with bigger penetration rate.

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