Secretary General of the World Scout Office (WOSM) Tru Laszlo Nagy wrote a letter on June 7, 1983 to Dr. Philippe Nguyen Van Tho, the last President of the Vietnam Boys Scout Association urging him and Chief Tran Van Khac, Founder of Scouting Vietnam, “establish a Central Council of Scouts of Vietnam in exile”. This support for the Central Council of Scouts of Vietnam was supported by a letter written by Chief James W. Sands, Director of International Liaison for the American Boys Scout Association (BSA) office on October 10th 10, 1983. On 3 July 1983 after a meeting in Costa Mesa, California, USA with former Scout leaders returning from around the world, a Vietnamese Coordinating Committee was established and named Council. Central Committee – Vietnamese Scout (HDCV) or International Central Committee of Vietnamese Scouting (ICCVS).
One of the provisions of the SCTU-HDVN Rules is that this Committee supports organizations of the Vietnamese Boy Scouts and the Vietnamese Girl Scouts around the world.
This is different from the Vietnamese Scout Association of the past. It used to be just a part of the World Boys Scout Office (WOSM), which was primarily for boys only. In Vietnam, before 1975 there was a Vietnam Girl Scout Association dedicated to Girl Scouts. This Vietnamese Girl Scouts Association is part of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS).