The membership requirements for annual reporting and Safe from Harm, outlined in the Constitution of WOSM
(Article VII.3.c and Article V.5.e), help to promote our shared goals of ensuring accountability, transparency, and a safer environment within NSOs and across the Scout Movement.
From 1 October 2023 onwards, there will be updated requirements to apply for World Scouting grants. In addition to the existing grant application requirements, NSOs will need to be fully compliant with the previous year’s annual reporting cycle. This new requirement is not applicable for projects that have been approved before this time or are for emergency funding.
NSO annual reporting requirements
Organisations are asked to update or submit the following on the WOSM Members Portal
as part of their annual reporting to WOSM.
- Contact information – organisation details and appointees list
- Safe from Harm - a Safe from Harm coordinator and key documents
- Census – member count and estimated beneficiaries, as of 31 December 2022.
- Reports – 2022 annual activities report and financial statement
Further guidance on how to update and submit this information on the WOSM Members Portal can be accessed through the various support articles found in this section of support.scout.org
Reporting for NSO Federations
Federations are expected to ensure that not only do they submit the required annual reporting to WOSM, but that all their constituent associations also meet the requirements by the annual deadline.
Federation membership census
The membership census of the NSO Federation is a consolidation of the census submissions of all of its constituent associations. The census can only be submitted through the constituent associations and cannot be submitted at the Federation level.
Deadline for annual reporting to WOSM
To meet the requirements of the NSO annual reporting to WOSM, everything must be up to date or submitted by the deadline communicated in the yearly Circular. The deadline is usually 1 October.
However, organisations are asked to keep the Members Portal up to date by updating information as soon as changes are made in the organisation or information becomes available.
If your NSO is not able to provide the required information by the set deadline, please notify email@example.com
to discuss options and any support needed.
The Members Portal support team of World Scout Bureau staff are happy to support all organisations in being able to submit their annual reporting to WOSM or in navigating how to use the Members Portal. The team can be contacted by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
The team is able to provide support in the languages of WOSM, English, French, Spanish and Arabic. If other language support is needed, please ask.
Africa - Anne Leparan
Arab - Rihab Abdelwahab
Asia-Pacific – Caryl Mae Tacalan
Asia-Pacific – Paulo
Europe - Rupert Schildböck
Interamerica - Alfredo Musse
Global – Riad Boudjerada Global - Linda Rainbow