WFIS-Wordwide acts as an umbrella federation for regional scout organisations. WFIS-Wordwide acts as an umbrella federation for regional scout organisations. The World Federation of Independent Scouts is a voluntary, non-political, educational movement for young people, open to all without distinction of origin, race or creed, in accordance with the purpose, principles and methods conceived by the Founder Lord Baden Powell in 1907. The WFIS is open for all independent Scout Federations or Associations. If you have any more question about WFIS Worldwide A Asia Region, please contact respectively, the President of the WFIS-worldwide and Regional Chairman.
The website of World Federation of Independent Scouts-worldwide is as given below-
The Aim of the World Federation of Independent Scouts is to contribute to the education of young people, through a value system based on the Scout Promise and Law, to help build a better world where people are self-fulfilled as individuals and play a constructive role in society by keeping and following the Scout Laws.
TheMissionof the World Federation of Independent Scouts is to help young people to develop mentally, physically, and morally through programs of companionship, adventure training and public service to their communities.
The WFIS worldwide is governed by World Council of the World Federation of Independent Scouts. The World Council is guided by the President of the World Federation of Independent Scouts. The World Council was first established inLaubach,Germanyin 1996.
About WFIS-Asia Region
WFIS-Asia Region is affiliated with WFIS Worldwide and acts as an umbrella federation for member scout organisations in the Asia Region. The World Federation of Independent Scouts-Asia Region is a voluntary, non-political, educational movement for young people, open to all without distinction of origin, race or creed, in accordance with the purpose, principles and methods conceived by the Founder Lord Baden Powell in 1907. This is open for all independent and traditional Scout Federations or Associations. If you have any more question about WFIS Asia Region, please contact, the Regional Chairman. Email account of the Regional Chairman is as follows-
Dr. Praveen Kumar-Regional Chairman, World Federation of Independent Scouts-Asia Region-Emailfirstname.lastname@example.org
WFIS-Asia is a Scout organization for independent scouts. We meet in camps, leader training and jamborees. The World Federation of Independent Scouts was started inLaubach,Germany, in 1996. The goal is to create a Federation for Scouts who are not members of another world organisation and bring them together in camps, leader training and Jamborees. WFIS-Asia was created in 2008 and is an organisation under WFIS World-Wide. Every scout organisation can join WFIS-Asia if they are not member of another world organisation. If you want to know more about WFIS-Asia, please contact to Chairman or one of the members of the committee.
The Scout sections wear the traditional uniform designed by Baden-Powell, with allowances made for regional climate and health and safety reasons.
- Headwear: Beret, with the Section badge in front, or Campaign Hat.
- Scarf: Of the Group colour worn with a woggle or a loose knot at the throat.
- Shirt: In non Sea or Air Groups, a khaki shirt. Air Scouts wear Wedgewood Blue.
- Shorts or trousers: Khaki or dark blue for Air Scouts.
- Belt: Brown leather, Official pattern.
- Socks: Any plain colour, worn turned down below the knee
- Boots or shoes: Brown or black.
- Shoulder badge: Indicating the Group, worn on the right shoulder.
The World Federation of Independent Scouts offer a Leadertraining for all WFIS Members, called WFIS Woodbeads Training. We follow this practice in the Asia Region also. Training offered for following Section´s :
- Beaver Scout Section
- Cub Scout Section
- Scout Section
- Rover Section
- Group Scoutmaster
Jamborees and international camps
The first WFIS World Jamboree was held in Denmark in 2002, with 850 Scouts attending. The event's motto was Together we are strongest. The Second WFIS World Jamboree was held from 7 to 14 July 2007 with over 3000 Scouts attending. It was held near Medellín, Colombia. The Third WFIS World Jamboree was held in México, in 2011. In addition to World Jamborees, the WFIS also regularly host regional international camps. WFIS also hosts a Jamboree On The Internet. Member Associations also regularly invite each other to their own camps, examples including:
The Regional Council has a number of important functions:
Regional Council supports and can offer guidance to the its member associations and their subsidiary bodies in the fulfillment of their functions. This may include the preparation of meetings and the provision of the necessary services to implement the decisions of the various bodies.
Regional Council provides assistance for the promotion of Independent
Scouting throughout the region.
Regional Council maintains relations with Independent Scout organizations and helps them develop Scouting in their country.
Regional Council promotes the development of Independent Scouting in countries where it does not exist.
Regional Council supervises the organisation of international Scout events such as world jamborees.
Regional Council may suspend any its member associations which does not follow their byelaws or harms the reputation of the World Federation of Independent Scouts.
Title and Purpose of the WFIS
The organisation of the Independent Scout Movement at World and regional level is governed by the Policy, organization and Rules(POR). The purpose of the World Federation of Independent Scouts-Asia is to help to develop the Independent Scouting Movement through out the Asia Region.
The emblem of the WFIS is a plain gold fleur-de-lys with a motto bar underneath with the letters “WFIS” on it.
Member associations may wear the WFIS Zulu shield badge on their uniform shirt.
Members of the International Scout Fellowship (ISF) may wear the ISF Zulu shield badge on their uniform shirt.
The flag of the WFIS is a plain green flag with the WFIS emblem in the centre.
The World Conference
The World Conference is held every five years, normally in conjunction with the World Jamboree. Member Associations are represented at any meeting of the World Conference by a delegate or delegates not exceeding four (4) from any one member association.
Promise and Law
All members of the World Federation of Independent Scouts are required to follow a Scout Promise and Law reflecting the principles of Duty to their religion, Duty to others and Duty to self, and inspired by the Promise and Law as laid down by the Founder of the Scout Movement in the following terms:
The Scout Promise (there may be local variations)
On my honour, I promise that I will do my best,
-To do my duty to God and the and my Country;
-To help other people at all times;
-To obey the Scout Law.
The Scout Law
1. A Scout’s honour is to be trusted.
2. A Scout is loyal.
3. A Scout’s duty is to be useful and to help others.
4. A Scout is a friend to all and a brother to every other Scout.
5. A Scout is courteous.
6. A Scout is a friend to animals.
7. A Scout obeys orders of his parents, Patrol Leader or Scoutmaster without question.
8. A Scout smiles and whistles under all difficulties.
9. A Scout is thrifty.
10.A Scout is clean in thought, word and deed
Awards – Youth and Adult
The World Council shall, where appropriate, make awards to both Youth and Adult members for brave and commendable actions.
These awards are:
1- The Scout Medal of Honour:- For special heroism and extraordinary risk, The Scout Medal of Honour is awarded. This Award is a silver coloured cross suspended from a green and silver ribbon.
2- The Bronze Lion:-This award is granted for exceptional service to youth on an international, or worldwide basis. This Award has a green and gold ribbon.
3- The Service Cross:- This award is given for good service to Independent Scouting Movement. The Service Cross. This Award is a bronze cross with a white and red ribbon.
4-Thanks Badges:- In recognition of help to the WFIS, the Thanks Badges can be awarded to members and non-members.
International Scout Fellowship
The WFIS International Scout Fellowship (ISF) was authorised in August 2007 by the World Council. The ISF provides a resource base from which groups can access skill instructors, administrative support, or training.
Typical roles for Fellowship members are to provide specialist skills to Scouting activities, for example, badge testing, canoe instruction, pioneering or other adventurous pursuits.
The Fellowship can also provide hands at camps, enabling the camp leaders to run and organise activities without having to overstretch themselves, with much of what could be considered as support or logistics functions (for example cooking meals).
Members of the WFIS International Scout Fellowship (ISF) shall wear the ISF Zulu shield badge on their uniform shirt. ISF members shall wear the uniform of their home countries Scout Association, with the membership badge shown above, and a yellow neckerchief.
Welcome to ISF
The International Scout Fellowship is an organization comprised of largely former, and some current Adult members of recognized WFIS Scout and Guide associations, their spouses, and friends. All accept and make the Scout Promise as a condition of membership.
Members share a common bond of experience with the Scouting and Guiding Movement and wish to continue associating with like-minded people; and to lend assistance to the Movement when and as they are able.
Each Chapter is free to meet as often as they like and perform activities of their choosing; whether in service to Scouting or the community, or simply socialization amongst their members.
While the International Scout Fellowship supports the entire Scouting Movement its primary affiliation is with the World Federation of Independent Scouts.
Membership in the World Federation of Independent Scouts is open to all Scout Associations which fulfill the requirements for membership. Authority to give such membership is via the World Council through the Regional Councils. More than one Scout Association per country may be members of the World Federation of Independent Scouts. A Federation made up of several independent Scouting associations may apply for membership where the Federation takes overall charge of all its member Associations and where the Federation is led by one committee, with one chief.
Join with Us
For joining hands with WFIS, please make contacts with President on addresses/contacts.
Contacts & Useful Links
Q.No.-1/203, Avas Vikas Colony, Chandausi-202412, District-Sambhal,
State-Uttar Pradesh, Country-INDIA.