Ring deutscher Pfadfinderverbände

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Ring deutscher Pfadfinderverbände
Ring deutscher Pfadfinderverbände
German Scout Federation
Country Germany
Founded 1949
Membership 123,937
Vorsitzender Hans-Jürgen Poppek

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The Ring deutscher Pfadfinderverbände (RdP; German Scout Federation) was the German national Scouting organization within the World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM). It serves 123,937 members (as of 2004).

The RdP was founded as Ring deutscher Pfadfinderbünde in 1949 by three Scouting associations:

  • Bund Deutscher Pfadfinder (BDP, interreligious)
  • Christliche Pfadfinderschaft Deutschlands (CPD, Protestant)
  • Deutsche Pfadfinderschaft Sankt Georg (DPSG, Roman Catholic).

It became a member of WOSM in 1950.

In 1973, following the disintegration of the BDP and the merger of the CPD with its Guiding counterparts, it was renamed the Ring deutscher Pfadfinderverbände.

On June 9, 2021 the organization merged with the Ring Deutscher Pfadfinderinnenverbände in the Ring deutscher Pfadfinder*innenverbände.

The members were:

Two of these, the BdP and the VCP, are also members of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts, via the Ring Deutscher Pfadfinderinnenverbände. Both federations work strongly together in the main fields of Scouting and Guiding.


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