What started as a small camp on Brownsea Island (close to Dorset, UK) with 20 boys in 1907, is now a Movement of more than 50 million Scouts in 224 countries and territories. Since its formation, some 500 million people have been Scouts, including prominent people in every field, such as US civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr., British naturalist David Attenborough, and former United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.
By combining adventure, education, and fun, Scouting manages to continuously renew and adapt itself to a changing world and the differing needs and interests of young people across the globe. In doing so it continues to inspire young people to become active local and global citizens, helping to create a better world. Come with us as we travel the path that led Scouting to be the largest educational youth movement in the world.