Organized in 1953 as the International Fellowship of Former Scouts and Guides (IFOFSAG, renamed to ISGF in 1996), this international organization is designed to provide a means for adults to maintain interest and/or involvement in Scouting. It is recognized by both WOSM and WAGGGS, and many ISGF members are also active Scouters in associations that are part of those organizations. Headquarters is in Brussels, Belgium.
In addition to ISGF, there is the similar International Scout Fellowship for former and current adult members of the World Federation of Independent Scouts, as well as three adult-oriented associations affiliated with the Order of World Scouts: Scuola Nazionale Formazione Scout in Italy, and The Order of the Redeemer and The Scout History Association, both in the UK.
Countries with an affiliated National Scout and Guide Fellowship: Algeria, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belgium, Benin, Burkina Faso, Canada, Congo/Democratic Republic, Côte d'Ivroire (Ivory Coast), Curaçao, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, France, Gambia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Haiti, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Jordan, Kuwait, Latvia, Lebanon, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Malaysia, Maldives, Mexico, Morocco, Nepal, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Pakistan, Panama, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Zambia
Additional countries with individual members: Aruba, Azerbaijan, Botswana, Brazil, Burundi, Cabo Verde, Cambodia, Cameroon, Chile, Colombia, Congo (Brazzaville), Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, El Salvador, Hong Kong, Iran, Israel, Japan, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Netherlands, Peru, Philippines, Rwanda, Singapore, South Africa, Sudan, Suriname, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Trinidad & Tobago, United States, Uruguay, Venezuela, Zimbabwe
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