first came to Georgia
around the 1920s, by way of the British business community in the
western part of the country. There was not formalized Georgian Scouting within Georgia prior to the breakup of the former Soviet Union, and
Scouting became extinct in the period until the Soviet Union
In 1992, students at the University of Tbilisi, notably those in the School of Medicine, took an interest in starting Scouting. Their efforts to create Scout groups were supported by the Scouts de France, working closely with the World Scout Bureau and its Office for the CIS; subsequently Georgian Organization of the Scout Movement (GOSM) was set up, grouping together those who were in agreement with the educational objectives of Scouting. In January 1994 the Organization was legally registered in the country.
The Georgian Organization of the Scout Movement (GOSM) became the 147th member of the World Scout Movement on 26 December 1997.
The objectives of the GOSM are:
GOSM carries out the following