WOSM World Scout Conferences

The conference's purpose is to promote unity, integrity and development of the Scout Movement worldwide, by formulating policy, facilitating information exchange and considering reports and recommendations from members.  Each nation's national Scout organization can send a maximum of six delegates to the conference which are now held every three years in different locations around the world.  The first Conference was held in London, England in 1920, and the first philatelic item was created for the 14th WSC in 1953 in Liechtenstein.  The following table list all of the WSCs and indicates what philatelic material was produced.  (Research not completed, your suggestions are welcomed).

WOSM

# Year Dates Location Stamp Cancel Seal Meter
 1 1920 0729-0730 London, U.K.        
 2 1922 0818-0820 Paris, France        
 3 1924 0818-0820 Copenhagen, Denmark        
 4 1926 0822-0828 Kandersteg, Switzerland        
 5 1929 0807-0809 Birkenhead, U.K.        
 6 1931 0727-0729 Vienna-Baden, Austria        
 7 1933 0807-0808 Godollo, Hungary        
 8 1935 0805-0805 Stockholm, Sweden        
 9 1937 0810-0812 The Hague, Netherlands        
10 1939 0726-0728 Edinburgh, Scotland        
11 1947 0819-0822 Chateau de Rosny, France        
12 1949 0808-0810 Elvesaeter, Norway        
13 1951 0731-0802 Salzburg, Austria        
14 1953 0828-0831 Vaduz, Liechtenstein 4      
15 1955 0828-0831 Niagara Falls, Canada        
16 1957 0813-0816 Cambridge, U.K.        
17 1959 0813-0816 New Delhi, India 3 + PC      
18 1961 0920-0924 Lisbon, Portugal 6      
19 1963 0813-0818 Rhodes, Greece        
20 1965 0926-1003 Mexico City, Mexico 1      
21 1967 0811-0817 Seattle, Washington, USA        
22 1969 0821-0827 Otaniemi, Finland Y      
23 1971 0812-0817 Tokyo, Japan        
24 1973 0716-0721 Nairobi, Kenya 4 + GP      
25 1975 0808-0815 Lundtofte, Denmark Y      
26 1977 0718-0723 Montreal, Canada Y      
27 1979 0715-0721 Birmingham, U.K. PC      
28 1981 0810-0814 Dakadr, Senegal        
29 1983 0718-0722 Dearborn, Michigan, U.S.A.        
30 1985 0715-0719 Munich, Germany 1      
31 1988 0111-0115 Melbourne, Australia Y      
32 1990 0723-0727 Paris, France        
33 1993 0719-0723 Bangkok, Thailand Y      
34 1996 0708-0712 Oslo, Norway        
35 1999 0726-0730 Durban, South Africa        
36 2002 0715-0719 Thessaloniki, Greece        
37 2005   Tunisia        
Y = Yes,  PC=postcard,  GP=Gutter Pair

Special contributions by Tony Manson.
Images from the collection of Hallvard Slettebø and others.
Created by Keith Larson