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All Scouting Associations in Every Country (continued)

Country (ratio of population involved in Scouting; world ratio is 1:184 [one person out of every 184 in the world is directly involved in Scouting])

Name of Association International Affiliation,
Total Membership
Word for 'Scout'

Scout Motto
Program Sections (if known)
Highest Award (for youth under 18, if known)

164. Sri Lanka (1:331)

Sri Lanka Scout Association WOSM, 38 606
Scout

Sudhanamva ('Be Prepared' in Sinhalese)
Thayaar Nilayil Iru ('Be Prepared' in Tamil)
Cub Scouts (ages 7 to 11)
Junior Scouts (ages 11 to 15)
Seniors Scouts )ages 15 to 18)
Rovers (ages 18 to 24)

Highest Award—President's Scout
The Sri Lanka Girl Guides Association WAGGGS, 37 057
Guide

Be Prepared
Kuda Mithuriye (Little Friends; ages 7 to 11)
Baladhakshika (Guides; ages 11 to 16)
Jayeshta Baladhakshika (Senior Guides; ages 16 to 23)
Independent Scouts of Sri Lanka WFIS  

165. Sudan (1:1458)

Sudan Scouts Association WOSM, 14 868
Kashaf

Kun Musta'idan ('Be Prepared' in Arabic)
Cub Scouts (ages 8 to 11)
Boy Scouts (ages 12 to 16)
Rover Scouts (ages 17 to 21)
The Sudan Girl Guides Association WAGGGS, 17 350
Guide)
 

166. Suriname (1:180)

Boy Scouts van Suriname WOSM, 787
Scout

Weest Paraat ('Be Prepared' in Dutch)
Sete sete ('Be Prepared' in Sranan Tongo)
Cub Scouts (ages 7 to 12)
Scouts (ages 12 to 18)
Rover Scouts (ages 18 to 24)
Gidsen Suriname WAGGGS sub-association; Catholic  
Surinaamse Padvindsters Gilde WAGGGS sub-association, open
Padvindster
 
Surinaamse Padvindsters Raad WAGGGS umbrella federation, 472
Padvindster
 

167. Swaziland (1:193)

Swaziland Scout Association WOSM, 6850
Scout

Hlala ulungele ('Be Prepared' in siSwati)
Highest Award—Lion Scout
The Swaziland Girl Guides Association WAGGGS, 2100
Guide
 

168. Sweden (1:82)

Scouterna - the Guides and Scouts of Sweden WOSM+WAGGGS
34 990/WOSM +
30 000/WAGGGS
Scout

Var Redo! - Alltid Redo! ('Be Prepared! - Always Prepared!' in Swedish)
Spårare (Trackers; ages 8 to 9)
Upptäckare (Discoverers; ages 10 to 12)
Äventyrare (Adventurers; ages 12 to 15)
Utmanare (Challengers; ages 15 to 18)
Rover (Rovers; ages 19 to 25)

[Other sub-associations are largely merged into Scouterna since 2013, including complete merger by Svenska Scoutförbundet, Frälsningsarméns Scoutförbund, and KFUK-KFUMs Scoutförbund, plus partial merger by Nykterhetsrörelsens Scoutförbund, equmeniascout (formerly SMU Scout), and SALT Scout (the Scouting organization of the Swedish Evangelical Mission).]

169. Switzerland (1:166)

Pfadibewegung Schweiz [German]/
Mouvement Scout de Suisse [French]/
Movimento Scaut Svizzero [Italian]
WOSM+WAGGGS,
23 298/WOSM +
20 177/WAGGGS
Pfadfinder/Pfadfinderin [German]/
Eclaireur/Eclaireuse [French]/
Scaut [Italian]

Allzeit Bereit ('Always Prepared' in German)
Toujours Prêt (in French)
Sempre Pronto (in Italian)
Swiss German/French/Italian terms:
Biber / Castors / Castori (Beavers; ages 5 to 6)
Wölfe / Louveteaux / Lupetti & Lupette (Cubs; ages 6 to 10)
Pfadis / Éclais / Esploratori & /Esploratrici (Scouts/Guides; ages 10 to 14)
Pios / Picos / Pionieri (Pioneers; ages 14 to 16)
Rover / Routiers / Rover (Rovers; age 17+)
Feuerkreis Niklaus von Flüe WFIS  
Schweizerische Pfadfinderschaft Europas [German]/
Scoutisme Européen Suisse [French]/
Scautismo Europeo Svizzero [Italian]
FSE  

170. Syria

Scouts of Syria WOSM, 9358
Kashaf

Kun Musta'idan ('Be Prepared' in Arabic) or
Wa-a-iddoo ('Prepared' in Arabic)
Cub Scouts/Brownie Guides (ages 7 to 11)
Scouts/Guides (ages 12 to 14)
Advanced Scouts/Senior Guides (ages 15 to 17)
Rover Scouts/Ranger Guides (ages 18 to 23)
Scouts Syriens (Guides Branch) WAGGGS  

171. Taiwan (Republic of China) (1:298)

Scouts of China WOSM, 53 203

Be Prepared
Pre-Cubs (ages 6.5 to 8)
Cubs (ages 8 to 12)
Scouts (ages 11 to 15)
Senior Scouts (ages 14 to 18)
Rovers (ages 18 to 26)

Highest Award—National Flower Class
Girl Scouts of Taiwan WAGGGS, 20 264

Be Prepared
 

172. Tajikistan (1:3876)

Ittihodi Scouthoi Tochikiston/Associatsia Skautov Tadjikistana (Scout Association of Tajikistan) WOSM, 1068
Skaut

Taiyor Bosh ('Be Prepared' in Tajik)
Cub Scouts (ages 7 to 11)
Scouts (ages 12 to 15)
Rovers (ages 16 to 20)

173. Tanzania (1:352)

Tanzania Scouts Association WOSM, 538 959
Skaut

Uwe Tayari ('Be Prepared' in Swahili)
Kabu (Cub Scouts; ages 5 to 10)
Junia (Junior Scouts; ages 11 to 15)
Sinia (Senior Scouts; ages 16 to 20)
Rova (Rover Scouts; ages 21 to 35)

Highest Award—President's Scout
The Tanzania Girl Guides Association WAGGGS, 30 376  

174. Thailand (1:48)

The National Scout Organization of Thailand WOSM, 697 887

Triam Prom Smer ('Better to Die than to Lie')
Cub Scouts (grades 1 to 3; ages 8 to 10)
Scouts (grades 4 to 6; ages 11 to 13)
Senior Scouts (grades 7 to 9; ages 14 to 16)
Rovers (grades 10 to young adults; ages 17 to 25)

Highest Award—King Scout
The Girl Guides Association of Thailand WAGGGS, 28 911
Guide
Littlebirds (ages 4 to 6)
Bluebirds (ages 7 to 11)
Guides (ages 12 to 15)
Senior Guides (ages 16 to 20)

175. Timor-Leste (East Timor)

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

176. Togo (1:675)

Association Scoute du Togo WOSM, 9718
Eclaireur

Toujours Prêt ('Always Ready' in French)
Louveteaux (Cubs; ages 7 to 11)
Eclaireurs (Scouts; ages 12 to 17)
Eclaireurs Aînés (Senior Scouts; ages 15 to 18)
Bâtisseurs (Rovers; ages 18 to 30)
Association des Guides du Togo WAGGGS, 2700  

177. Tonga (1:530)

branch of UK Scouting WOSM
Scout

Toka mateuteu ('Be Prepared' in Tongan)
 
The Girl Guides Association of the Kingdom of Tonga WAGGGS, 200
Guide
 

178. Trinidad and Tobago (1:183)

The Scout Association of Trinidad and Tobago WOSM, 9139
Scout

Be Prepared
Cubs (ages 7 to 11)
Scouts (ages 11 to 15)
Venturers (ages 15 to 19)

Highest Award—President's Scout
The Girl Guides Association of Trinidad and Tobago WAGGGS, 2545
Guide
 

179. Tunisia (1:401)

Les Scouts Tunisiens WOSM+WAGGGS,
18 494/WOSM +
7298/WAGGGS
Kashaf

Kun Musta'idan ('Be Prepared' in Arabic)
Sois Prêt (in French)
Louveteaux (Cubs; ages 7 to 12)
Eclaireurs (Scouts; ages 12 to 16)
Raiders (ages 16 to 18)
Routiers (Rovers; age 18+)

180. Turkey (1:4677)

Türkiye Izcilik Federasyonu (TIF) / Scouting and Guiding Federation of Turkey WOSM+WAGGGS,
141 277/WOSM +
2883/WAGGGS
Izci

Daima Hazir ('Always Prepared' in Turkish)
Cub Scouts (ages 8 to 11; coed)
Scouts (ages 12 to 15; separate male & female units)
Venturer Scouts (ages 16 to 20; separate male & female units)
Kapif WFIS  
Trakya Izciler Birligi Federasyonu WOIS  

181. Turkmenistan

nascent Scouting exists    

182. Tuvalu

Scout Association of Tuvalu (branch of UK Scouting) WOSM  

183. Uganda (1:169)

The Uganda Scouts Association WOSM, 116 098
Scout

Be Prepared
 
The Uganda Girl Guides Association WAGGGS, 112 371
Guide
 

184. Ukraine (1:14017)

National Organization of Scouts of Ukraine WOSM 4640
Plastun (male Scout)
Plastunka (female Scout)

SKOB! (both an acronym for 'Silno! Krasno! Oberezhno! Bistro!' ['With Strength! With Beauty! With Care! With Speed!'] and also a word that means 'osprey' [bird related to an eagle])
Highest Award—Plastun Skob / Plastunka Virlytsia
Association of Ukrainian Guides (AGU) WAGGGS, 728  
Association of Scouts "Rozvidnyk" (Vdyn & Lviv region) WFIS  
Katolickije Skautsvo Evropi FSE
Skaut
 
Organization of Ukrainian Scouts OWS  

185. United Arab Emirates (1:648)

Emirates Scout Association WOSM, 6064
Kashaf

Kun Musta'idan ('Be Prepared' in Arabic)
 
Girl Guides Association of the United Arab Emirates WAGGGS, 2124  
Dubai Scout Organization WFIS  
United Arab Emirates Independent Scout Association WFIS  

186. United Kingdom (1:63)

The Scout Association WOSM, 548 128
Scout

Be Prepared
Beaver Scouts (ages 6 to 8)
Cub Scouts (ages 8 to 10.5)
Scouts (ages 10.5 to 14)
Explorer Scouts (ages 14 to 18)
Scout Network (ages 18 to 25)

Highest Award—Queen's Scout
Girlguiding UK WAGGGS, 552 603
Guide
Rainbow Guides (ages 5 to 7; 4 to 7 in Northern Ireland)
Brownie Guides (ages 7 to 10)
Guides (ages 10 to 14)
Senior Section (ages 14 to 26)

Highest Award—Queen's Guide
Baden-Powell Scouts Association (BPSA) WFIS
Scout

Be Prepared
Beavers (ages 5 to 8)
Wolf Cubs (ages 7.5 to 11)
Scouts (ages 10.5 to 15)
Senior Scouts (ages 15 to 18)
Rover Scouts (age 18+)

Highest Award—St George's Award
Guides and Scouts of Europe FSE  
British Boy Scouts (BBS) / British Girl Scouts (BGS) OWS
Scout
Pre-Juniors or Beaver Cubs (ages 5 to 8)
Junior Scouts or Wolf Cubs (ages 7 to 11)
Scouts (ages 11 to 15)
Senior Scouts (ages 15 to 18)
Rover Scouts (age 17+)

[females in coed troops belong to the closely-allied British Girl Scouts (BGS)]
The Order of the Redeemer OWS  
The Scout History Association OWS  
European Scout Federation (British Association) CES
Scout
Otters (ages 5 to 7)
Wolf Cubs (ages 7 to 10.5)
Scouts (ages 10.5 to 16)
Rovers (age 16+)
Rangers (age 16+)
Pathfinder Scouts Association NON
Scout
Wolf Cubs (ages 7 to 10.5)
Scouts (ages 10.5 to 15)
Senior Scouts (ages 15 to 17)
Rover Explorer Scouts Association (RESA) NON
Rover Scout
Rovers (ages 17 to 100)
Zwiazek Harcerstwa Polskiego (ZHP) [Polish Scout Organization] NON
Harcerze

Czuwaj ('Watch' in Polish)
[emigré group with 4 independent branches, not connected with ZHP/Poland]

187. United States (1:41)

Boy Scouts of America (BSA) WOSM, ~3 500 000
Scout

Be Prepared
Cub Scouts (grades K-5; coed as of 2018; Cub Scouts in grades 4-5 are called Webelos Scouts)
Scouts (ages 10/11 to 17; separate boy-only & girl-only troops as of February 2019)
Varsity Scouts (ages 14 to 17; optional, little-used, mostly LDS, program, male-only)
Venturers (ages 13/14 to 20; optional program, coed)
Sea Scouts (ages 13/14 to 20; optional program, coed)

Highest Award—Eagle Scout (male only, but females will be allowed to earn it starting in 2019)

More Information about Boy Scouts of America
Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) WAGGGS, ~2 600 000
Girl Scout / Scout

Be Prepared
Girl Scout Daisies (grades K-1)
Girl Scout Brownies (grades 2-3)
Girl Scout Juniors (grades 4-5)
Girl Scout Cadettes (grades 6-8)
Girl Scout Seniors (grades 9-10)
Girl Scout Ambassadors (grades 11-12)
[all sections based on school grade and not age]

Highest Award—Girl Scout Gold Award

More Information about Girl Scouts of the USA (and history of its highest award)
Baden-Powell Service Association WFIS
Pathfinder / Scout
Otters (ages 5 to 7)
Timberwolves (ages 8 to 10)
Pathfinders (ages 11 to 17)
Rovers (age 18+)
[all coed]
Zwiazek Harcerstwa Polskiego/ZHP [Polish Scout Organization] NON
Harcerze

Czuwaj ('Watch' in Polish)
(emigré group with 4 independent branches, not connected with ZHP/Poland)

188. Uruguay (1:1076)

Movimiento Scout del Uruguay WOSM, 1976
Scout

Siempre Listo ('Always Ready' in Spanish)
Lobatos (Cubs; 8 to 10)
Scouts (ages 11 to 13)
Pioneros (Pioneers; ages 14 to 16)
Rovers (ages 17 to 19)
Scouts de Uruguay (SDU) WOIS
Scout
 
USTA Uruguay (Unión de Scouts Tradicionales de America) OWS
Scout
 
Scouts de Uruguay NON
Scout
 

189. Uzbekistan

Kidirib Topubchi O'zbekiston (Uzbekistan Union of Scout-Explorers) NON

Tayyor Bo'l ('Be Prepared' in Uzbek)
 

190. Vanuatu

Skots Blong Vanuatu, a branch of UK Scouting (The Scout Association) WOSM
Scout

Rerem ('Prepare' in Bislama)
Sois Prêt ('Be Prepared' in French)
 

191. Vatican City (The Holy See)

no Scouting   (There are likely few children among the less than 900 people who live in Vatican City. Any who live there presumably would join a Scout or Guide unit in nearby Rome.)

192. Venezuela (1:1638)

Asociación de Scouts de Venezuela WOSM, 14 148
Scout

Siempre Listo ('Always Ready' in Spanish)
Lobatos/Lobeznas (Cubs; 6 to 11)
Scouts (ages 11 to 16)
Rovers (ages 16 to 21)
Asociación de Guías Scouts de Venezuela WAGGGS, 655
Guía
Margaritas (Daisies; ages 4 to 5)
Haditas (Fairies; ages 6 to 10)
Guías Menores (Junior Guides; ages 10 to 15)
Guías Mayores (Senior Guides; ages 14 to 18)
Asociación Scouts Independientes de Venezuela WOIS
Scout
 

193. Vietnam

nascent Scouting exists    

194. Yemen (1:960)

Yemen Scout Association WOSM, 6481
Kashaf

Kun Musta'idan ('Be Prepared' in Arabic)
 
Yemen Republic Girl Guides Association WAGGGS, 18 659  

195. Zambia (1:719)

Zambia Scouts Association WOSM, 7396
Scout

Be Prepared
Highest Award—Eagle Award
Girl Guides Association of Zambia WAGGGS, 11 920
Guide
 

196. Zimbabwe (1:684)

The Boy Scouts Association of Zimbabwe WOSM, 6824
Scout

Be Prepared
Highest Award—Sable Award
Girl Guides Association of Zimbabwe WAGGGS, 15 278
Guide
Sunbeams (ages 5 to 7)
Brownies (ages 7 to 10)
Guides (ages 10 to 16)
Rangers (ages 14 to 21)
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