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Scouting and Guiding in Sweden is represented by several national organizations; five of them form the Svenska Scoutrådet (The Swedish Guide and Scout Council, SSR) which is the national member of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts and of the World Organization of the Scout Movement.

Scouting in Sweden was founded in 1908 by Emil Winqvist, Guiding followed in 1910. The Swedish Boy Scouts were among the charter members of the World Organization of the Scout Movement in 1922, the Girl Guides were among the founders of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts in 1928.

Swedish Scouting has close relations to the Swedish Royal Family: King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden is the most prominent member of the Svenska Scoutrådet, and his children are members of the movement as well.

The Swedish Scout Motto is: "Var redo!" - "Alltid redo!" (Be Prepared! - Always prepared!)

Svenska Scoutrådet

The Svenska Scoutrådet is formed by five associations, one of them with a number of affiliatees:

The admission of a sixth member, the Sveriges Muslimska Scouter (Sweden's Muslim Scouts), is expected for 2009. Today, Muslim Scout groups are part of the KFUK-KFUMs Scoutförbund.

Today the Svenska Scoutrådet has more than 100,000 members of both sexes. The majority of the country's Scout sections are co-educational; only a few remains Boy Scouts/Girl Scouts only.

Age groups

The Swedish Guide and Scout Council decided that the five associations in SSR should have a standard age classification. New age groups as follow (starting in October 2009)

Name Official English translation Age
Spårarscout Tracker Scout 8 - 9
Upptäckarscout Discoverer Scout 10 - 11(12)
Äventyrarscout Adventurer Scout 12(13) - 14(15)
Utmanarscout Challenger Scout (15)16 - 18
Roverscout Rover Scout 18 - 25
N/A N/A 25+

Independent associations

These organisations are not members of WAGGGS or WOSM.

UV-Scout, national jamboree 2005

Independent associations include

Old Scouts

International Scout units in Sweden

See also

References

  1. "Sektioner". KFUK-KFUMs scoutförbund. http://www.km.scout.se/t/Page____270.aspx. Retrieved 2007-09-17. 
  2. "Detta är Royal Rangers". Svenska Royal Rangers. http://www.royalrangers.nu/RR/ideologi.htm. Retrieved 2007-09-17. 
  3. "UV-scout". Svenska Alliansmissionens Ungdom. http://www.sau.nu/LitiumInformation/site/page.asp?Page=10&IncPage=1366&Destination=1336&Section1=2&KeepImageMain=0. Retrieved 2007-09-17. 
  4. "S:t Georgs Scoutgillen i Sverige" (in Swedish). St Georgs Scoutgillen i Sverige. http://www.gille.scout.se/StGeorgsScoutGillen.htm. Retrieved 2009-09-30. 
  5. "Scout" (in Swedish). Homenetmen Sweden. http://www.homenetmen.se/scout.html. Retrieved 2009-09-30. 
  6. "Girlguiding BGIFC Units (Birthday List)". British Guides in Foreign Countries. http://www.bgifc.org.uk/birthdays.html. Retrieved 2009-09-30. 
  7. "Facts about USA Girl Guides Overseas". Girl Scouts of the USA. http://www.girlscouts.org/who_we_are/global/overseas/forms_doc/usagso_factsheet.pdf. Retrieved 2009-09-30. 
  8. "Our Troops, by Region and City" (in English,Hungarian). KMCSSZ. http://www.kmcssz.org/indexe.html. Retrieved 2009-09-30. 
  9. "Okręgi na Świecie" (in Polish). ZHP pgK. http://www.zhppgk.org/Main/okregi_na_swiecie.htm. Retrieved 2009-09-30. 
  10. "Welcome-välkommen-witamy" (in Polish, Swedish,English). LS-KASZUBY. http://www.nhhp.se/. Retrieved 2009-09-30. 

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