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Association des Guides et Scouts d′Europe

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Association des Guides et Scouts d′Europe
Association des Guides et Scouts d′Europe
Association of the Guides and Scouts of Europe
Headquarters B.P. 17
F-77570 Château-Landon
Country France
Founded 1958
Founder Jean-Claude Alain
Membership 30,000
President Claire Verdier
Affiliation Union Internationale des Guides et Scouts d’Europe, Conférence Française de Scoutisme
Website
http://www.scouts-europe.org/

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The Association des Guides et Scouts d′Europe (AGSE, Association of the Guides and Scouts of Europe) is a Roman Catholic Scouting and Guiding organization in France. It was founded in 1958 and serves about 26,600 members. The organization was a founding member of the Union Internationale des Guides et Scouts d'Europe and the Conférence Française de Scoutisme.

Program

The association is divided in three sections according to age:

  • Louvettes et Louveteaux (Cub Scouts) - ages 8 to 12
  • Eclaireuses et les Eclaireurs (Guides and Scouts) - ages 12 to 17
  • Guides Aînées et Routiers (Rangers and Rovers) - ages 17 and older

All local units are single sex, despite the association as whole being mixed. The AGSE runs about 25 Sea Scout units.

Ideals

Principles

  1. Le devoir du scout (de la guide) commence à la maison.
    The duty of the Scout (the Guide) begins at home.
  2. Fidèle à sa patrie, le scout (la guide) est pour l′Europe unie et fraternelle.
    Loyal to his native country, the Scout (the Guide) supports the united and fraternal Europe.
  3. Fils (Fille) de la Chrétienté, le scout (la guide) est fier (fière) de sa foi : il (elle) travaille à établir le règne du Christ dans toute sa vie et dans le monde qui l′entoure.
    As a son (daughter) of the Christianity, the Scout (the Guide) is pride of his faith: He works on the creation of Christ's reign in his live and the world surrounding him .

Law

  1. Le scout (La guide) met son honneur à mériter confiance.
    The Scout (The Guide) puts his honor in deserving confidence.
  2. Le scout (La guide) est loyal(e) à son pays, ses parents, ses chefs et ses subordonnés.
    The Scout (The Guide) is loyal to his country, his parents, his principals and his subordinates.
  3. Le scout (La guide) est fait pour servir et sauver son prochain.
    The Scout (The Guide) is ready to serve and save his next.
  4. Le scout est l′ami de tous et le frère de tout autre scout. (La guide est bonne pour tous et la sœur de toute auter guide).
    The Scout is the friend of everybody and a brother to evry other Scout. (The Guide is good to everybody and a sister to every other Guide.)
  5. Le scout (La guide) est courtois(e) et chevaleresque (généreuse).
    The Scout (The Guide) is courteous and gallant (generous).
  6. Le scout (La guide) voit dans la nature l′œuvre de Dieu : il (elle) aime les plantes et les animaux.
    The Scout (The Guide) sees the work of God in the nature: He loves the plants and animals.
  7. Le scout (La guide) obéit sans réplique et ne fait rien à moitié.
    The Scout (The Guide) obeys without protest and finishes his tasks.
  8. Le scout (La guide) est maître(sse) de soi : il (elle) sourit et chante dans les difficultés.
    The Scout (The Guide) masters himself: He smiles and sings in all difficulties.
  9. Le scout (La guide) est économe et prend soin du bien d'autrui.
    The Scout (The Guide) is thrifty and cares for the property of others.
  10. Le scout (La guide) est pur(e) dans ses pensées, ses paroles et ses actes.
    The Scout (The Guide) is pure in his thoughts, words and deeds.

Promise

Sur mon honneur, avec la grâce de Dieu, je m′engage
à servir de mon mieux Dieu, l′Église, ma patrie et l′Europe,
à aider mon prochain en toutes circonstances,
à observer la loi scoute (guide).

On my honor and with the grace of God, I promise
to serve God, the Church, my fatherland and Europe,
to aid my next in all circumstances,
and to observe the Scout (Guide) Law.

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