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National emblem of the Asociación de Scouts de Venezuela
Logo of Asociación de Scouts de Venezuela

The Asociación de Scouts de Venezuela (ASV, Scout Association of Venezuela) is the national Scouting association of Venezuela. Scouting was founded in Venezuela in 1913. In 1933, the troop of St. Jorge was founded by Mr. Henrique Sapene, whose success is credited for the Scouts becoming a member of the World Organization of the Scout Movement in 1937. The ASV has 15,877 members (as of 2004).

Federico Diaz Legorburu served on the World Scout Committee of the World Organization of the Scout Movement from 1957 until 1963, and Dr. Gustavo J. Vollmer served on the Committee from 1963 to 1969 and again from 1973 to 1979.

In 1969, Dr. Vollmer 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 Dr. Luis Esteban Palacios W. in 1974, Dr. Adolfo Aristeguieta Gramcko in 1976 and Federico Diaz Legorburu in 1979.

The Association is active in conservation of nature. Other activities include clean up campaigns, tree planting and beautification projects.

Scouts participate in outdoor activities as hiking, camping and climbing. They also have organized special camps for needy children.

Scouts have been active in the fight against drug abuse. The Scouts have held rallies to bring attention to the evils of drug abuse and drug trafficking.

There is a program to bring Scouting to disabled youth and to create a greater awareness of the problems and needs of handicapped youth.

The Asociación de Scouts de Venezuela has gained the attention for its innovations and is actively involved in International Scouting.

In 2000, girls became members of the Scout Association.

Program Sections

All sections are coeducational.

  • Lobatos-Lobeznas/Cubs- 6 to 10
  • Scouts-ages 11 to 15
  • Rovers-ages 16 to 20

Scout Motto

Siempre Listo, Be Prepared

Scout Oath

Por mi honor y con la gracia de Dios me obligo a servir lo mejor que pueda a mi iglesia y a mi patria, ayudar a mi projimo en cualquier circunstancia y a cumplir la Ley Scout.

Scout Law

  • El Scout cifra su honor en mercer confidanza
  • El Scout es leal
  • El Scout es servicial
  • El Scout es amigo de todos y hermano de cualquier otro Scout
  • El Scout es cortes
  • El Scout ve en la naturaleza la obra de Dios y la protégé
  • El Scout obedece a conciencia es trabajador y persevante
  • El Scout sonrie y canta en sus dificultades
  • El Scout es ahorrativo, cuida y respeta el bien ajeno
  • El Scout es puro en pensamientos, palabras y obras

International Scouting units in Venezuela

See also

External links

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