Greenland Guide and Scout Association

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Greenland Guide and Scout Association
Greenland Guide and Scout Association
Grønlands Spejderkorps
Kalaallit Nunaanni Spejderit Kattufiat
Country Greenland
Founded February 2, 1973
Membership 500
Affiliation Fællesrådet for Danmarks Drengespejdere, Pigespejdernes Fællesråd Danmark

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The Greenland Guide and Scout Association (Kalaallisut: Kalaallit Nunaanni Spejderit Kattufiat, Danish: Grønlands Spejderkorps) is the youngest of the Danish Scout associations, founded on February 2, 1973. Previously Greenlandic boys had belonged to one of the Danish Scout associations and girls belonged to one of the corresponding Danish Guide associations. Scouting in Greenland started in 1943, and Guiding began in 1950. Greenland Guide and Scout Association, however, is a coeducational organization, and has been recognized as an associate member of the Fællesrådet for Danmarks Drengespejdere since 1976 and of the Pigespejdernes Fællesråd Danmark since 1981. Initial grants from the Grønlands Landsting helped the fledgling organization. Today, the association has about 500 members.

Grønlands Spejderkorps Absaattartut Kattuffiat GBU.png

The association focuses upon local conditions, skills and handicrafts, sea and mountaineering activities and subzero camping, as well as nature conservation, of particular importance on the Arctic island. The limited means of public transport render a camp for all members impracticable, so camps are instead arranged at district level. The membership badge of the association incorporates elements of the coat of arms of Greenland.

See also

External links

  • Official website
  • Scouting 'Round the World, World Scout Bureau, Geneva, Switzerland, 1977