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Non-aligned Scouting Associations

(130 associations in 36 countries)

In addition to the associations that are members of the six international Scouting youth organizations, I have found 130 Scouting associations/umbrella federations that are not aligned with any international Scouting organization (there are undoubtedly more, which tend mostly to be very small). There are also dozens and dozens (probably hundreds) of unaffiliated single groups, which go in and out of existence on a regular basis—I do not try to list these. Emigré Scouting organizations are listed at the bottom of this page.


  1. Da Afganistan Sarandoy Tolanah (Afghanistan Scout Association) (working toward WOSM recognition)


  1. Coordinación de Asociaciones Diocesanas de Scouts Católicos (CADISCA) (federation of several small Catholic Scout associations, including Asociaciones Diocesanas de Scouts Católicos [ADiSCa])
  2. Exploradores Argentinos de Don Bosco
  3. Guías Argentinas Católicas


  1. Europa Scouts Österreich
  2. Österreichischer Pfadfinderbund


  1. Association of Azerbaijan Girl Guides (working toward WAGGGS recognition)


  1. Federação dos Escoteiros Tradicionais


  1. Association des Aventuriers de Baden-Powell—Adventurers Association of Baden-Powell/AABP, 1973 (merger of former AEBP [Association des Eclaireurs Baden-Powell] & AQAB [Association Québécoise des Aventuriers de Brownsea]) (in New Brunswick, Ontario, & Québec)
  2. Association de Scoutisme d'Actions/ASA, 1996 (in Québec)
  3. BPSC Canada/BPSC Ontario (BPSC Ontario was formerly known as the Traditional Explorers Association Council of Ontario/TEAC)


  1. Confederación Interamericana Scouts Independientes, 2001 (umbrella federation intended for the western hemisphere, founded by Agrupación Nacional de Boy Scouts de Chile [a WFIS association], which appears to be its only member at present)


  1. Corporación Scouts de Antioquia/CSA (Colombian Independent Scout Association)


  1. Association des Eclaireurs Kimbanguistes du Congo (Kimbanguist) (CSC sub-association)
  2. Conseil du Scoutisme Congolais (Council of the Congolese Scout Mouvement) (umbrella federation with 5 sub-associations)
  3. Eclaireurs Communautaires du Congo
  4. Eclaireurs d'Afrique
  5. Eclaireurs du Congo
  6. Eclaireuses et Eclaireurs Libres du Congo-Brazzaville
  7. Eclaireurs Louzolo Amour
  8. Eclaireurs Neutres du Congo
  9. Eclaireurs Pluralistes du Congo (CSC sub-association)
  10. Eclaireurs Salutistes du Congo (Salvation Army) (CSC sub-association)
  11. Eclaireurs Unionistes du Congo (Protestant) (CSC sub-association)

Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast)

  1. Conférence Ivorienne du Scoutisme (umbrella federation with 3 sub-associations [1 in WFIS])
  2. Eclaireurs neutres de Côte d'Ivoire(CIS sub-association)
  3. Raiders de Côte d'Ivoire
  4. Scouts adventistes de Côte d'Ivoire
  5. Scouts de l'université de Côte d'Ivoire
  6. Scouts évangélistes de de Côte d'Ivoire
  7. Scouts marins de Côte d'Ivoire (CIS sub-association)
  8. Scouts musulmans de Côte d'Ivoire
  9. Scouts protestants de Côte d'Ivoire

Czech Republic

  1. Svaz Skautu a Skautek
  2. Vodni Skauti
  3. YMCA-Skaut


  1. Association des Scouts de Djibouti (may be working toward WOSM recognition)


  1. National Scout Association of Eritrea (apparently working toward WOSM recognition)


  1. Association Française de Scouts et Guides Catholiques, 1980
  2. Conférence Française de Scoutisme, 1999 (umbrella federation with 60 000 members in the GSE (FSE), ENF, and FEE)
  3. Eclaireurs Neutres de France/ENF, 1947
  4. Fédération des Eclaireuses et Eclaireurs/FEE, 1989
  5. Scouts Unitaires de France/SUF, 1971

Germany (It is possible that some of these are single groups, rather than associations.)

  1. Baptistische Pfadfinderschaft/BPS
  2. Bund Christlicher Gemeindepfadfinder/BCGP
  3. Bund der Wandervögel und Pfadfinder (Deutsche Freischar)
  4. Bund Deutscher PfadfinderInnen/BDP
  5. Bund Freier Pfadfinder/BFP
  6. Christliche Gemeinde Pfadfinder/CGP
  7. Christliche Pfadfinderschaft Deutschlands/CPD (4000+ members)
  8. Christliche Pfadfinderbund Saar/CPb-S
  9. Christliche Pfadfinderinnen und Pfadfinder der Adventjugend/CPA
  10. Deutscher Pfadfinderverband/DPV (umbrella federation for 18 small German associations: Pfadfinderbund Weltenbummler (WFIS), BEP (CES), plus these 16 independent associations—Deutsche Pfadfinder Landesmark Westfalen, Deutscher Pfadfinderbund Hamburg, Deutscher Pfadfinderbund Mosaic, Deutscher Pfadfinderbund Nordland, Deutscher Pfadfinderverband Gau Westland, Europa-Scouts Deutschland, Freie Pfadfinderschaft, Jomsburg Freier Pfadfinderbund/JFP, Pfadfinder und Pfadfinderinnenbund Nord/PBN, Pfadfinderbund Horizonte (PG Horizonte), Pfadfinderbund Mecklenburg-Vorpommern/PBMV, Pfadfinderbund Phönix/PBP, Pfadfinderschaft Grenzland/PSG, Pfadfinderschaft Nordmark/PSN, Pfadfinderschaft Süddeutschland/PSD, Verband Deutscher Pfadfinder/VDP)
  11. Europapfadfinder Sankt Michael/ESM
  12. Europäische Pfadfinderschaft Sankt Georg/EPG
  13. Europäischer Pfadfinderbund Sankt Georg/EPSG
  14. Evangelischer Mädchenpfadfinderbund/EMP
  15. Gemeinschaft Evangelischer Pfadfinderstämme
  16. Islamische Pfadfinder
  17. Ring junger Bünde/RjB, 1966 (umbrella federation for 17 German associations and 1 Austrian association, some of which are Scout associations while others are non-Scout outdoor youth associations of the German Wandervogel type; here are the Scout associations: Deutsche Freischar (Bund der Wandervögel und Pfadfinder), Deutscher Pfadfinderbund/DPB, Pfadfinderbund Großer Jäger/PB Großer Jäger, Pfadfinderbund Nordbaden/PbN, Pfadfinderschaft Grauer Reiter/PS Grauer Reiter, Pfadfinderschaft Luchs/PS Luchs)
  18. Ring Evangelischer Gemeindepfadfinder/REGP (48 Lutheran churches, 3000 members)
  19. Verein Freier Pfadfinder/VFP


  1. Iran Scout Organization (apparently working toward WOSM recognition)


  1. Iraq Boy Scouts and Girl Guides Council (apparently working toward WOSM recognition)


  1. A.P. Scout (Aaronic Priesthood Scout)
  2. Associazione Guide e Scouts San Benedetto
  3. Associazione Italiana di Scautismo Raider/Assoraider, 1992
  4. Consorzio Interscout, 1986 (umbrella consortium that provides facilities and services [insurance, etc] to Scout associations and groups; it includes 8 small associations, some of which also belong to FEDERSCOUT: A.P. Scout, GSI, San Benedetto, Assiscout [WFIS], AGISCOUT [CES], ASE [CES], CNS [CES], GEL [CES], GSI [CES])


  1. Association des Scouts Arabes au Liban
  2. Association des Scouts du Littoral au Liban
  3. Association des Scouts Musulmans de Makassed
  4. Association des Scouts Progressistes
  5. Eclaireurs du Liban
  6. Eclaireurs Unionistes Libanais
  7. Eclaireuses Musulmanes au Liban
  8. Guide Nationale Orthodoxe
  9. Guides et Scouts Maronites
  10. Les Scouts de Amel
  11. Les Scouts de Secours Libanais
  12. Les Scouts des Cèdres
  13. Les Scouts des Projets
  14. Les Scouts du Chirugiens
  15. Les Scouts du Liban
  16. Les Scouts du Liban Future
  17. Les Scouts du Mahdi
  18. Les Scouts du Message Islamique
  19. Les Scouts Musulmans au Liban
  20. Les Scouts Syriaques Libanais
  21. Scout National Libanais
  22. Scout National Orthodoxe
  23. Scouts de l'Education Nationale


  1. Scouts du Mali
  2. Guides et Scouts Catholiques de Mali


  1. Association Scouts Arabe Sociale
  2. Association Scouts du Maroc
  3. Mouvement du Scoutisme marocain
  4. Organisation du Scout Populaire
  5. Organisation du Scoutisme marocain musulman
  6. Organisation Scout Atlas
  7. Organisation Scout National
  8. Organisation Scoutisme Mohamedia Marocaine
  9. Organisation Scouts sans frontières
  10. Scoutisme Unifié au Maroc


  1. Mozambique Guides (working toward WAGGGS recognition)


  1. Guides du Niger (apparently working toward WAGGGS recognition)


  1. Zwiazek Harcerstwa Rzeczypospolitej (Polish Scouts of the Republic)


  1. Associação de Escoteiros Independentes, 2016 (2 groups in Moita)


  1. Brotherhood (Federation) of Orthodox Scouts/BPS
  2. National Organization of Russian Scouts/NORS-R
  3. National Organization of Volunteers "Russia"/NORD "Russia"
  4. Organization of Russian Young Pathfinders/ORYuR (observer to the UIGSE)
  5. Russian Scout Organization/RSO

São Tomé e Príncipe

  1. Associação dos Escuteiros de São Tomé e Príncipe (AESTP)


  1. Asociación Scouts de Andalucia
  2. Asociación Castellon de Escultismo
  3. Asociación Scout Montes de Toledo
  4. Asociación Valenciana de Escultismo
  5. Scouts Baden-Powell de España
  6. Germanor Escolta de Catalunya
  7. Scouts Region Murciana

Timor-Leste (East Timor)

  1. União Nacional dos Escuteiros de Timor-Leste (UNE-TL) (National Scout Union of East Timor) (may be working toward WOSM recognition)

United Kingdom

  1. Pathfinder Scouts Association, 2003 (provides "traditional" Scouting in three sections: Wolf Cubs, Scouts, & Senior Scouts; closely aligned with RESA; groups in China, Pakistan, Philippines, Romania, Singapore, Sri Lanka, UK, US)
  2. Rover Explorer Scouts Association/RESA (based on Christian values, minimum age 17, crews in same countries as Pathfinder Scouts Association)


  1. Scouts de Uruguay/SDU, 2000 (includes 8 groups)


  1. Kidirib Topubchi O'zbekiston (Uzbekistan Union of Scout-Explorers) (apparently working toward WOSM recognition)

Emigré Scouting Organizations

As a result of the displacements of World War II (1939-45), and also of emigrés fleeing communism in eastern Europe, plus simply the desire of emigré communities outside their own country to maintain home-country culture and customs, there are several Scouting programs for emigrés in several countries.

  1. Harcerstwo Polskie (emigré association in the Czech Republic)
  2. Hungarian Scout Association in Exteris, 1945 (emigré association with 4500 members in 70 troops in at least 11 countries—Argentina, Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, Germany, Sweden, Switzerland, UK, US, Venezuela)
  3. National Organisation of Russian Scouts/NORS, 1909 (emigré group in Australia)
  4. Ukraïnskii Plast (Ukrainian Scouting) (apparently an emigré association located in Canada)
  5. Zwiazek Harcerstwa Polskiego/ZHP (Polish Scout Organization) (emigré association with 4 independent national branches in Australia, Canada, UK, and US)
See our 'All Scout Countries' pages for more details on each organization listed above.
Association des Aventuriers de Baden-Powell (AABP)
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