||This page is about Scouting in a country or region of a country. It may be about a particular Scouting organization or about all Scouting organizations. Experience of the participants of the Wikipedia:WikiProject Scouting have indicated some clear pointers to what should not be included in these articles. These are outlined here.
The consensus of many editors formed the conventions described here, and they should be heeded on this article. However, they are not set in stone and should be treated with common sense and the occasional exception. When editing this page, please ensure that your revision reflects consensus. When in doubt, discuss first on this page's talk page.
- Lists of individual Scout Troops, Units or Groups, or external links to their web sites, are not acceptable. There are notability and verifiability issues. Where these have existed, most edits have added or removed material with no sources. These lists are not maintainable. Only a very small number of individual units have proved to be notable enough to have their own articles.
- Mention of individual names should be avoided, unless the person is notable enough to have their own wikipedia article. In particular, names of specific office holders should be avoided as these raise verifiability and privacy issues.
- Articles on organizational units above the individual unit should be restricted to those that cover the whole country or one organizational unit below national level. Lists of organizational levels further down may be included in articles one level up, provided they do not clutter up the article excessively.