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Working In Partnership The Allies Program

Allies are organisations which support our ethos and mission to clean up, fix up and conserve the environment and who wish to inspire their constituents or entities to participate in the Clean Up the World campaign. Clean Up the World works with Allies through their head offices and provides communications, promotional tools and reporting on participation by their entities.

Members are encouraged to develop local-level alliances to expand the reach of their activities. Building relationships with local businesses, organisations and/or government bodies can facilitate support, extend public awareness and increase public participation.

World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM)


WOSM is one of the largest youth movements worldwide, being the global organisation of individual National Scout Organizations, representing more than 30 million Scouts in 161 countries, with two thirds of its members living in developing countries.

The Scout Movement was founded in 1907 as a Movement of and for young people. Its mission 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.

It is organised in several age sections from childhood to early adulthood and its method is primarily based on "learning by doing", "youth involvement" and "peer education". The Scout Movement considers young people as citizens of today and not only of the future. All over the world, through Scouting, young people are engaged in working for peace and sustainable development.

The environment has been central to the Scout Movement since its inception. With Scouts undertaking a variety of outdoor activities, they are therefore widely exposed to nature. This exposure and interaction with nature has sensitised Scouts about the need to conserve and care for the environment. On a regular basis, Scouts worldwide undertake clean-ups and tree planting campaigns, and engage in water and soil conservation activities as part of their environmental education programmes.

The World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM) has been an ally of Clean Up the World since 2008. WOSM promotes involvement in the Clean Up the World campaign to its National Scout Organizations (NSOs) and celebrates the achievements of their local Scout Groups.

Read our case study about previous Scout participation in Clean Up the World. (482.76kb)