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There are 160 countries with internationally recognised National Scout Organizations. (The newest member countries are National Association of Cambodian Scouts, Association of Scouts of Montenegro; Scouts of Syria, National Organization of Scouts of Ukraine as of 1 July 2008). The countries are listed below with the membership figures of the last official census:

Membership: The membership which is shown in these countries represents only the members (youth and adults) of the World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM), which in most countries includes boys and girls. In some countries - mostly in Europe - the national organization is larger than indicated here because it includes girls who are members of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts.

Joined WOSM: The date is the most recent year that the National Scout Organization joined the World Organization of the Scout Movement. (Organizations in some countries were World Scouting members in earlier years than shown here, but Scouting was disbanded for a period of time.)

Scouting founded: This information is taken from published sources. Note that countries use different standards to define "founded". It may mean the year the first Scout group was formed, or when the national organzation was formed, or chartered, etc.
Scouting was founded on 1 August 1907, the opening of Robert Baden-Powell's experimental camp on Brownsea Island in England.

Country Membership Joined WOSM Scouting Founded
Albania 1,000 2005  
Algeria 11,120 1963 1939
Angola 13,777 1998  
Argentina 46,264 1922 1912
Armenia 2,385 1997 1912
Australia 73,955 1953 1908
Austria 10,768 1922 1912
Azerbaijan 1,356 2000 1997
Bahamas 1,017 1974 1913
Bahrain 1,867 1970 1953
Bangladesh 896,118 1974 1972
Barbados 2,738 1969 1912
Belgium 88,307 1922 1911
Belize 2,376 1987 1911
Benin 6,350 1964 1932
Bhutan 16,738 1999 1991
Bolivia 7,829 1950 1915
Bosnia and Herzegovina 1,901 1999  
Botswana 4,660 1958 1936
Brazil 59,057 1922 1910
Brunei Darussalam 1,886 1981 1933
Bulgaria 2,711 1999 1911-13
Burkina Faso 10,165 1972 1943
Burundi 6,661 1979 1940
Cambodia     2008
Cameroon      
Canada 146,250 1946 1909
Cape Verde 733 2002  
Chad 8,132 1974 1960
Chile 35,189 1922-71, 1974 1909
China, Scouts of 57,039 1937 1912
Colombia 14,045 1933 1917
Comoros 1,725 1990 1975
Congo, The Democratic
Republic of The
71,486 1963 1924
Costa Rica 5,050 1935 1915
Côte-d'Ivoire 6,436 1972 1937
Croatia 4,825 1993 1915
Cyprus 4,478 1961 1913
Czech Republic 23,088 1996 1911
Denmark 44,591 1922 1909
Dominica 1,100 1990 1929
Dominican Republic 8,899 1930 1926
Ecuador 4,132 1922 1920
Egypt 74,598 1922 1918
El Salvador 3,970 1940 1938
Estonia 1,209 1996 1912
Ethiopia 1,827 2002 1950
Fiji 2,825 1971 1914
Finland 31,735 1922 1910
France 67,383 1922 1910
Gabon 3,809 1971 1936
Gambia 18,448 1984 1921
Georgia 1,240 1997 1994
Germany 123,686 1950 1910
Ghana 2,311 1960 1912
Greece 17,658 1922 1910
Grenada 1,665 1979 1924
Guatemala 11,272 1930 1928
Guinea C   2005  
Guyana 424 1967 1909
Haiti 9,859 1932 1932
Honduras 3,031 1957 1952
Hong Kong 99,591 1977 1911
Hungary 6,236 1990 1912
Iceland 1,526 1924 1912
India 2,423,686 1938 1909
Indonesia 8,103,835 1953 1912
Ireland 36,185 1949 1908
Israel 21,920 1951 1920
Italy 100,689 1922 1912
Jamaica 3,181 1963 1910
Japan 195,370 1922 1913
Jordan 15,538 1955 1954
Kazakhstan 1,640 2008 1992
Kenya 262,146 1964 1910
Kiribati 1,333 1993  
Korea, Republic of 214,363 1953 1922
Kuwait 6,061 1955 1952
Latvia 544 1993 1917
Lebanon 14,334 1947 1912
Lesotho 371 1971 1936
Liberia 2,418 1965 1922
Libyan Arab Jamahiriya 13,698 1958 1954
Liechtenstein 689 1933 1931
Lithuania 2,107 1924-40, 1997 1918
Luxembourg 5,092 1922 1914
Macedonia,
The former Yugoslav Republic of
1,988 1997 1921
Madagascar 9,473 1960 1921
Malawi 4,000 2005  
Malaysia 73,494 1957 1911
Maldives 4,518 1990 1963
Malta 2,531 1966 1908
Mauritania 3,790 1983 1946
Mauritius 3,022 1971 1912
Mexico 28,963 1926 1920
Moldova, Republic of 1,540 1997 1991
Monaco 61 1990  
Mongolia 8,264 1994 1992
Montenegro     2008
Morocco 12,304 1961 1933
Mozambique 28,993 1999 1960
Namibia 2,172 1990 1917
Nepal 15,621 1969 1952
Netherlands 59,500 1922 1910
New Zealand 19,751 1953 1908
Nicaragua 1,541 1948 1937
Niger 3,113 1996 1947
Nigeria 46,701 1961 1915
Norway 18,818 1922 1911
Oman 9,078 1977 1948
Pakistan 526,403 1948 1947
Palestinian Authority 20,017 1996 1912
Panama 1,868 1924-36, 1950 1924
Papua New Guinea 5,515 1976 1926
Paraguay 1,075 1962 1960
Peru 9,147 1922 1916
Philippines 1,872,525 1946 1923
Poland 61,394 1922-50, 1996 1919
Portugal 73,181 1922 1913
Qatar 3,518 1965 1956
Romania 4,930 1993 1914
Russian Federation 14,130 2000 1909
Rwanda 18,884 1975 1940
San Marino 173 1990 1973
Saudi Arabia 19,269 1963 1961
Senegal 26,373 1963 1930
Seychelles 609 2002  
Sierra Leone 7,902 1964 1909
Singapore 9,965 1966 1910
Slovakia 4,268 1997 1913
Slovenia 4,525 1994 1915
South Africa 11,634 1937 1908
Spain 65,088 1922 1912
Sri Lanka 27,264 1953 1912
Saint Lucia 393 1993 1935
Saint Vincent and The Grenadines 549 1990 1924
Serbia 5,899 1995 1911
Sudan 13,550 1956 1935
Suriname 2,601 1968 1924
Swaziland 4,994 1968 1928
Sweden 59,035 1922 1911
Switzerland 25,946 1922 1912
Syria     2008
Tajikistan 1,968 1997 1991
Tanzania, United Republic of 91,057 1963 1929
Thailand 1,360,869 1922 1911
Togo 7,326 1977 1920
Trinidad & Tobago 4,176 1963 1911
Tunisia 19,236 1957 1934
Turkey 13,964 1950 1923
Uganda 92,946 1964 1915
Ukraine     2008
United Arab Emirates 5,824 1977 1972
United Kingdom 444,271 1922 1907
United States 5,970,203 1922 1909
Uruguay 3,003 1950 1946
Venezuela 16,221 1937 1913
Yemen 6,481 1980 1954
Zambia 7,396 1965 1930
Zimbabwe 2,389 1980 1909
 
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