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Emblem of the Asociación de Scouts de Guatemala

The Asociación de Scouts de Guatemala is the national Scouting organization of Guatemala. Scouting was founded in Guatemala in 1920 and became a member of the World Organization of the Scout Movement in 1930. The association has 11,272 members (as of 2004).

In 1974, Professor Armando Galvez C. was awarded the Bronze Wolf, the only distinction of the World Organization of the Scout Movement, awarded by the World Scout Committee for exceptional services to world Scouting. Other recipients include Julio Montes T. in 1977.

The Scout Association is open to all young people both boys and girls. Its aim is to promote positive cultural and civic activities and moral standards through out-of-school educational programs.

Scout ideals

The Scout Motto is Siempre listo para servir, Always prepared to serve.

Scout Promise

Yo por mi honor prometo, hacer cuanto de mi dependa para cumplir mis deberes para con Dios y la patria, ayudar al progimo en toda circunstancia y cumplir fielmente la Ley Scout.

Scout Law

  • El Scout cifra su honor en ser digno de confianza
  • El Scout es leal para con su patria, padres, jefes y subordinados
  • El Scout es util y ayuda a los demas sin pensar en recompensa
  • El Scout es amigo de todos y hermano de todo Scout sin distincion de credo, raza, nacionalidad o clase social
  • El Scout es cortez y actua con nobleza
  • El Scout ve en la naturaleza la obra de Dios, protégé a los animales y plantas
  • El Scout sonrie y canta en sus dificultades
  • El Scout es economico, trabajador y cuidadoso del bien ajeno
  • El Scout es limpio, sano y puro de pensamiento, palabras y acciones

International Scouting units in Guatemala

In addition, there are American Boy Scouts in Guatemala City, linked to the Direct Service branch of the Boy Scouts of America, which supports units around the world.

See also

References

Members of the Interamerican Scout Region

Full members: Argentina | Bahamas | Barbados | Belize | Bolivia | Brazil | Canada | Chile | Colombia | Costa Rica | Dominica | Dominican Republic | Ecuador | El Salvador | Grenada | Guatemala | Guyana | Haiti | Honduras | Jamaica | Mexico | Nicaragua | Panama | Paraguay | Peru | Saint Lucia | Saint Vincent and the Grenadines | Suriname | Trinidad and Tobago | United States | Uruguay | Venezuela
Associate members: Aruba | Netherlands Antilles
Countries without Scouting: Cuba