Bronze Wolf Award

The Bronze Wolf is the only award that is awarded by the World Organization of the Scout Movement ( WOSM ), the largest in the world Scout associations. This is done with special merits to the worldwide Scouting movement.


The award Bronze Wolf was first introduced at the International Committee meeting in Stockholm on August 2, 1935. The committee gave him unanimously to the founder of the Scout movement Robert Baden- Powell.

Previously awarded Baden -Powell himself always a silver wolf to deserving Scouts of each country. Although he did so in his capacity as chief scout of the world organization and the award awarded worldwide, it was usually associated with the British Scouting. To do the growing needs of other organizations satisfy, and to avoid a flurry of decorations, one created in agreement with Baden -Powell, the Bronze Wolf. It is worn around the neck on a brown scarf with a yellow margin.

In accordance with the opinion of the committee to give the award for outstanding performance, only twelve such awards were presented during the first 20 years since the introduction. One of the first carrier is the Swiss Walther von Bonstetten, who received the medal in 1937. The former strict regulations are now no more, and so today comes to around two million members a Bronze Wolf. By 2002, a total of 320 decorations were awarded.