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The Scout and Guide movement in Denmark consists of about ten different associations. Most of them are members of two large federations, but there are also some independent organizations. Affiliated to Danish Scouting and Guiding are the organizations in Greenland, on the Faroe Islands and in Southern Schleswig.

Scouting in Denmark started in 1909. Danish Scouts were among the charter members of the World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM), Danish Guides among the founding members of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS).

Scout and Guide organizations

  • Føroya Skotasamband (Faroese Scout Association)
  • KFUM-Skotarnir i Føroyum (YMCA-Scouts of the Faroe Islands), with
    • Skótalið Frelsunarhersins (Salvation Army Scouts)
  • Metodistkirkens Spejdere i Danmark (Methodist Scouts of Denmark)
  • Dansk Spejderkorps Sydslesvig
    • Føroya Skótaráð, with
  • Føroya KFUK Skótar (Faroese YWCA-Scouts)
  • Føroya Skótasamband

International Scouting units in Denmark

Scout-like organizations


See also