Wikipedia:WikiProject Scouting

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Welcome to the Scouting WikiProject on the English Wikipedia. We are a group dedicated to improving Wikipedia's coverage of topics related to Scouting and Guiding. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask them on our discussion page. If you would like to join us, please add your name to the list of project members!


  • To create the foremost reliable and accurate free-content encyclopedia of Scouting and Guiding in the English language.
  • To improve coverage of Scouting and Guiding by creating, expanding, and maintaining articles that describe all of its aspects.
  • To provide guidelines and recommendations for such articles, and to serve as the central point of discussion for issues related to Scouting and Guiding in Wikipedia.



Scouting and Guiding are worldwide youth movements composed of many organizations, all of whom have the common aim of developing young people physically, spiritually and mentally. This aim is achieved through non-formal education with an emphasis on practical activities in the outdoors using the Scout method.

Most regional Scouting and Guiding organizations are members of one of the international umbrella associations. There are also many independent Scouting organizations as well as a number of organizations that do not term themselves as Scouts or Guides, but use the Scouting methods; all of these fall within the scope of this project. There are several Scouting groups within the project scope and many exist within overlapping geopolitical areas.

Organizations who veer from the Scout method by becoming politicized or militarized are outside the project scope.

How you can help

If you would like to participate, add yourself to the members section of this page.

You can help out by editing a Scouting or Guiding-related article, improving our current collaboration of the week (at right), helping to complete a task on our to-do list, or contributing to the discussion on one of our related talk pages. If you would like some suggestions, just ask on the talk page.

If you find a Scouting or Guiding-related article without our template, please place our template {{WikiProject Scouting}} at the top of the talk page. You can also add this to the talk page of images, categories, and templates.

If you find a Scouting or Guiding-related article without our infobox or portal tag, please place our portal tag, [[Portal:Scouting | The Scouting Portal ]], in the "See also" section of the article. This will advertise our portal and make it easy to navigate to.

If you find a Scouting or Guiding-related stub article that has not yet been marked as a stub, add {{Scout-stub}} to the bottom of the article. It will automatically be included in the Scouting stubs category, where you can find plenty of stub articles to expand if you are itching to do something.

Put a project-related userbox on your user page, especially the project member userbox.

Watching project pages

Click here to add project pages to your watchlist.


The project coordinators are generally responsible for maintaining all of the procedural and administrative aspects of the project, and serve as the designated points-of-contact for procedural issues. They are not, however, endowed with any special executive powers, nor with any authority over article content or editor conduct.

  • Lead coordinator: evrik
  • Article improvement: Bduke - this does not mean I am going to improve articles all on my own, but I am here to advise editors, after many years of editing WP, if needed, on improving articles. Just ask me on my talk page.
  • Project mediation: OPEN
  • Image tagging: OPEN
  • Newsletter editor: OPEN


These project members have tools and rights to perform maintenance tasks:



  1. Barnstars to User:Headbomb and User:JLaTondre for their work on the Portal:Scouting/Recognized content page
  2. Barnstars to User:BrownHairedGirl and User:GoingBatty for their work on Scouting pages

Watchlist of articles in need of attention

Article alerts

Categories for discussion

Good article nominees

Articles to be merged


Peer reviews

These are peer reviews requested within the project, for a Wikipedia-wide peer review, see Wikipedia:Peer review .

Merges and renames

Image issues

Newest articles

These are the most recent Scouting and Guiding-related articles:


Related Wikiportals

Visit our featured portal at Portal:Scouting. It was created on Jan 28, 2006.

Portal features (content rotates monthly):

  • Selected article of the month
  • Scouting news
  • Selected picture of the month
  • Collaboration of the month
  • Selected biography of the month
  • Did you know...
  • Selected anniversaries
  • Scouting lists
  • Categories
  • Scouting by region
  • WikiProjects

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