Associazione Guide Esploratori Cattolici Sammarinesi
The Associazione Guide Esploratori Cattolici Sammarinesi is the national Scouting and Guiding association of San Marino. Scouting and Guiding in San Marino started within the respective Italian organizations and became independent in 1973, it became a member of the World Organization of the Scout Movement in 1990 and is an associate member of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts. The association serves 120 Guides; the Scout emblem incorporates the color scheme of the flag of San Marino. Con l'aiuto di Dio, prometto sul mio Onore di fare del mio meglio per compiere il mio dovere verso Dio e verso il mio paese, per aiutare gli altri in ogni circostanza, per osservare la Legge Scout. With God's help, I promise on my honour to do my best, to do my duty to God and my country, to help others in every circumstance and to observe the Scout Law. La guida e lo Scout:The Guide and the Scout: pongono il loro onore nel meritare fuduciaput their honor in being trusted sono lealiare loyal si rendono utili ed aiutano gli altrimake themselves useful and help others sono amici di tutti e Fratelli di ogni altra Guida e Scoutare friends to all and brothers to all other Guides and Scouts sono cortesiare courteous amano e rispettano la naturalove and respect nature sanno obbedireknow to obey sorridono e cantano anche nelle difficoltasmile and sing under difficult conditions sono laboriousi ed economiare hard working and thrifty sono puri di pensieri, parole ed azioniare pure in thought and deeds
Junák - český skaut, is the internationally recognized organization of Scouts and Guides of the Czech Republic. Founded in 1911, Junák - český skaut is the largest organisation of children and youth in the nation, with a membership of 50,439. A voluntary, non-political civic organization, without restriction to membership, Junák was founded in 1911 by Antonín Benjamin Svojsík, after visiting British Scouts, wanted to establish a similar movement in his homeland. In 1910, inspired by the writings of Baden-Powell, Svojsík wrote Základy junáctví, the first handbook for Scouts operating in the Czech lands. In that book, he combined Baden-Powell's system of education, he followed this with an experimental camp in 1912. The participants walked the entire 200 km distance on foot, their luggage was brought there on a single large push-cart. In the developing world of Scouting at the time, Junák-Český skaut provided a model to be followed by many other developing national associations. Scouting in the Czech Republic has a long and distinguished history.
The independent organization Junák was established in June 1914, the same year its first Scouting newsletter was issued. A month World War I started and many leaders were called up to fight. In January 1915, the first Girl Scouts were introduced, under the leadership of Vlasta Koseová, shortly thereafter, a section for Guide Education was established. Dr. Anna Berkovcová became the Chief Guide; the same summer, the first Girl Guide company "Anemones" held a camp on the banks of river Vltava. In 1918, at the creation of the Czechoslovak Republic, the Czech Scouts offered their services, helped the established government with many things, they kept patrol over important buildings and sites, but they are best known for their mail delivery service, delivering official mail in Prague, they had their own stamps, the first Scout stamps in the world, which are rare and valuable today among stamp-collectors. On December 21, 1918, "Czech Scout mail" was restored, due to the arrival of President Masaryk from exile.
The ranks of Scouting grew in the new country, in 1922 a National Scout festival took place in Prague to commemorate 10 years of Scouting. Following the end of World War I, the different associations within Czechoslovakia came together in one united national association, the Czechoslovakian Scout and Guide Federation was among the charter members of the World Organization of the Scout Movement in 1922, with Svojsík elected to the World Committee. Before World War II, Junák had the third most members of any Scout Association in Europe, numbered seventh in the world. Junák bid to host the World Jamboree in 1933; the preparations started in earnest and in 1931 Czech Scouts prepared the "All-Slavonic Jamboree" as the test for the World Jamboree, a successful festival which culminated in a march through Prague and an address by President Masaryk at Prague castle. But in the end the World Jamboree was to take place in Hungary. Czech Scouts participated in all World Jamborees from the first in 1920 through 1937.
At the 1937 World Jamboree in the Netherlands, the Junák contingent had 314 members. Antonín Benjamin Svojsík died on September 17, 1938. Czech Scouts and Guides unified on January 22, 1939 to found; the Chief Scout was Dr. Rudolf Plajner and the Chief Guide was Vlasta Koseová. Junák was abolished by force and Scouting prohibited by German State Secretary Karl Hermann Frank during the Nazi occupation of Czechoslovakia on October 28, 1940. Many Scouts and Guides joined the Czech Resistance. After the war, the association was re-registered in Prague in 1945, following the country's liberation, with 120,000 members registered in 1946, the number of members grew to nearly 250,000, in 1947, a contingent of 500 represented Junák at the World Scout Jamboree in France, sporting two Scout bands. In summer 1946, Lady Olave Baden-Powell visited Czechoslovakia and she was welcomes in the whole country by Scouts and Guides. After the war, in lieu of Scout camps, their participants helped in local agriculture.
Chief Guide Vlasta Koseová became the Vice-chairman of the World Committee of WAGGGS and Chairman Dr. Velen Fanderlik was a member of the World Scout Committee of WOSM. However, in 1948, after the Communist coup, Junák was disbanded. Many Junák troops continued to meet in secret. In 1968, during the Prague Spring and Guides again began meeting until Junák was banned by order of the Federal Ministry of the Interior, in October 1970. During that period, the number of Scouts in Czechoslovakia was 65,000. Again, many Junák units continued to operate in secret. After the 1989 Velvet Revolution, Junák was one of the first organisations to re-emerge from working underground, by for the fourth time in its history. By the close of 1989, the number of Scouts in Czechoslovakia was 80,000. On 1 February 1990, the Federation of Czech and Slovak Scouting was registered, paving the way for its re-admittance to the World Organization during the World Scout Conference in Paris in July 1990, re-recognised by the major world Scouting organisations.
Upon Czechoslovakia's dissolu
Scouting or the Scout Movement is a movement that aims to support young people in their physical and spiritual development, that they may play constructive roles in society, with a strong focus on the outdoors and survival skills. During the first half of the twentieth century, the movement grew to encompass three major age groups for boys and, in 1910, a new organization, Girl Guides, was created for girls, it is one of several worldwide youth organizations. In 1906 and 1907 Robert Baden-Powell, a lieutenant general in the British Army, wrote a book for boys about reconnaissance and scouting. Baden-Powell wrote Scouting for Boys, based on his earlier books about military scouting, with influence and support of Frederick Russell Burnham, Ernest Thompson Seton of the Woodcraft Indians, William Alexander Smith of the Boys' Brigade, his publisher Pearson. In the summer of 1907 Baden-Powell held a camp on Brownsea Island in England to test ideas for his book; this camp and the publication of Scouting for Boys are regarded as the start of the Scout movement.
The movement employs the Scout method, a programme of informal education with an emphasis on practical outdoor activities, including camping, aquatics, hiking and sports. Another recognized movement characteristic is the Scout uniform, by intent hiding all differences of social standing in a country and making for equality, with neckerchief and campaign hat or comparable headwear. Distinctive uniform insignia include the fleur-de-lis and the trefoil, as well as badges and other patches; the two largest umbrella organizations are the World Organization of the Scout Movement, for boys-only and co-educational organizations, the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts for girls-only organizations but accepting co-educational organizations. The year 2007 marked the centenary of Scouting worldwide, member organizations planned events to celebrate the occasion. Scouting started itself, but the trigger that set it going was the 1908 publication of Scouting for Boys written by Robert Baden-Powell.
At Charterhouse, one of England's most famous public schools, Baden-Powell had an interest in the outdoors. As a military officer, Baden-Powell was stationed in British India in the 1880s where he took an interest in military scouting and in 1884 he published Reconnaissance and Scouting. In 1896, Baden-Powell was assigned to the Matabeleland region in Southern Rhodesia as Chief of Staff to Gen. Frederick Carrington during the Second Matabele War. In June 1896 he met here and began a lifelong friendship with Frederick Russell Burnham, the American-born Chief of Scouts for the British Army in Africa; this was a formative experience for Baden-Powell not only because he had the time of his life commanding reconnaissance missions into enemy territory, but because many of his Boy Scout ideas originated here. During their joint scouting patrols into the Matobo Hills, Burnham augmented Baden-Powell's woodcraft skills, inspiring him and sowing seeds for both the programme and for the code of honour published in Scouting for Boys.
Practised by frontiersmen of the American Old West and indigenous peoples of the Americas, woodcraft was little known to the British Army but well-known to the American scout Burnham. These skills formed the basis of what is now called scoutcraft, the fundamentals of Scouting. Both men recognised that wars in Africa were the British Army needed to adapt. During this time in the Matobo Hills Baden-Powell first started to wear his signature campaign hat like the one worn by Burnham, acquired his kudu horn, the Ndebele war instrument he used every morning at Brownsea Island to wake the first Boy Scouts and to call them together in training courses. Three years in South Africa during the Second Boer War, Baden-Powell was besieged in the small town of Mafikeng by a much larger Boer army; the Mafeking Cadet Corps was a group of youths that supported the troops by carrying messages, which freed the men for military duties and kept the boys occupied during the long siege. The Cadet Corps performed well, helping in the defence of the town, were one of the many factors that inspired Baden-Powell to form the Scouting movement.
Each member received a badge that illustrated spearhead. The badge's logo was similar to the fleur-de-lis shaped arrowhead that Scouting adopted as its international symbol; the Siege of Mafeking was the first time since his own childhood that Baden-Powell, a regular serving soldier, had come into the same orbit as "civilians"—women and children—and discovered for himself the usefulness of well-trained boys. In the United Kingdom, the public, through newspapers, followed Baden-Powell's struggle to hold Mafeking, when the siege was broken he had become a national hero; this rise to fame fuelled the sales of the small instruction book he had written in 1899 about military scouting and wilderness survival, Aids to Scouting, that owed much to what he had learned from discussions with Burnham. On his return to England, Baden-Powell noticed that boys showed considerable interest in Aids to Scouting, unexpectedly used by teachers and youth organizations as their first Scouting handbook, he was urged to rewrite this book for boys during an inspection of the Boys' Brigade, a large youth movement drille
Scouting and Guiding in Germany
The Scout movement in Germany consists of about 150 different associations and federations with about 260,000 Scouts and Guides. Scouting in Germany started in 1909. After World War I, German Scouting became involved with the German Youth Movement, of which the Wandervogel was a part. Another group that, while short-lived, was influential on German Scouting, was the Deutsche Jungenschaft vom 1.11.1929 founded by Eberhard Koebel. German Scouting flourished until 1934-35, when nearly all associations were closed and their members had to join the Hitler Youth. In West Germany and West Berlin, Scouting was reestablished after 1945, but it was banned in East Germany until 1990 in favor of the Thälmann Pioneers and the Free German Youth. Today it is present in all parts of the unified Federal Republic of Germany; as mentioned above, today federations exist in Germany. Most of them are coeducational, but there are some single-gender organizations - boys-only as well as girls-only; the most important and/or largest associations and federations are: Ring deutscher Pfadfinderverbände, a federation of Bund der Pfadfinderinnen und Pfadfinder Deutsche Pfadfinderschaft Sankt Georg Verband Christlicher Pfadfinderinnen und Pfadfinder Ring Deutscher Pfadfinderinnenverbände, a federation of Bund der Pfadfinderinnen und Pfadfinder Pfadfinderinnenschaft Sankt Georg Verband Christlicher Pfadfinderinnen und Pfadfinder Verband Deutscher Altpfadfindergilden, affiliated to International Scout and Guide Fellowship Deutscher Pfadfinderverband, a federation of 18 independent associations.
Most of them developed on military bases, but there are some at international schools or connected to diplomatic missions. The majority of international Scout and Guide groups dates back to the Allied occupation of Western Germany following World War II; the small remainder were started recently. Among the foreign associations in Germany are the Boy Scouts of America with about 120 units, served by three districts of the Transatlantic Council the Girl Scouts of the USA with about 80 units, served by USA Girl Scouts Overseas—North Atlantic and by USAGSO headquarters Girlguiding UK with about 60 units, served by British Guides in Foreign Countries/Germany County in five divisions the Scout Association with 11 groups, served by British Scouts Western Europe, Germany District. Scouts Canada Scouting Nederland Külföldi Magyar Cserkészszövetség - Hungarian Scout Association in ExterisThere are other foreign Scout associations active in Germany with single troops, Scouts et Guides de France in Munich and Hebrew Scouts Movement in Israel in Berlin.
The Dansk Spejderkorps Sydslesvig offers Scouting to the Danish minority of Southern Schleswig in Schleswig-Holstein. It is affiliated to the Danish Det Danske Spejderkorps as well as to the German Bund der Pfadfinderinnen und Pfadfinder and has about 700 members in 15 troops. Sturmtrupp-Pfadfinder Scouting in displaced persons camps pfadfindertreffpunkt.de - Forum with members in about 20 countries and 150 associations Ring deutscher Pfadfinderverbände and Ring Deutscher Pfadfinderinnenverbände Deutsche Pfadfinderschaft Sankt Georg Deutscher Pfadfinderverband Christliche Pfadfinderschaft Royal Rangers Christliche Pfadfinderinnen und Pfadfinder der Adventjugend Ring junger Bünde German Scout Wiki Christliche Pfadfinderschaft Deutschlands Katholische Pfadfinderschaft Europas http://www.pinetreeweb.com/left5-5.htm
Lietuvos skautija, the primary national Scouting organization of Lithuania, became a member of the World Organization of the Scout Movement in 1997. The coeducational Lietuvos skautija has 1,446 members as of 2012. Scouting first came to Lithuania as part of the Russian Empire; the indigenous Lithuanian Scout movement began in 1918, when the first Scout patrol and troop was founded in Vilnius by Scouter Petras Jurgėla. In 1922, the first Scout General Assembly united the Lithuanian Scout Movement into the Scout Association of Lithuania. In 1924, the Scout Association of Lithuania was registered as a member of the World Bureau. Lithuania was a member of the World Organization of the Scout Movement from 1923 to 1940. Scouting prospered until 1940. In 1940, the Soviet occupation of Lithuania resulted in Scouting being banned. In the years after World War II, a displaced Scouting movement started in the camps for displaced persons, provided a makeshift but quite effective camp postal system, using Scout postage stamps like the one illustrated.
Many of the Scouts-in-Exile soon moved to the United States and Australia. The organization was able to continue its work abroad, grew into a large organization with Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and academic Scout divisions in Canada, the United States, England, Italy, Argentina and Brazil. If the Scouting movement had not been kept alive in the diaspora, Scouting would have had a slower time being reestablished upon Lithuania's regaining of independence. On April 29, 1989, on the eve of Lithuanian independence, the Scout Movement in Lithuania was reestablished and Scouting activity restarted. Regular contacts were established and maintained with WOSM. In November, 1989, after the fall of communism, Scouting formally reemerged in the newly democratic Lithuania. Scouting in Lithuania is conducted by several organizations. In 1992, Scouting in Lithuania applied for membership in WOSM, their constitution was approved by the World Committee. However, serious conflicts with the organization of Lithuanian Scouting former Scouts, resulted in the postal vote being suspended.
From 1992 to 1995, attempts were made to insure democratic decision-making processes and to simplify structure, with little progress made. A new association, formed by the majority of youth leaders in all regions of Lithuania as well as by key members of the former National Council, was created in the spring of 1995 under the name Lietuvos skautija, it was registered by the Ministry of Justice in September, 1995. A meeting of the general assembly was called in November, 1996, open to all active leaders registered in any of the several Scout Associations existing in Lithuania. A new constitution, conforming to WOSM requirements, was adopted and a new National Council was elected. Members of Lietuvos skautija, Lietuvos Skautų Sąjunga and the Lithuanian Sea Scout Association attended as delegates; the Lietuvos Lenkų Skautų Sajunga attended as observers. Representatives of all the above-mentioned associations were involved in the drafting of the constitution and planning the meeting, it was confirmed by the General Assembly that the name of the organization would henceforth be Lietuvos skautija, Lithuanian Scouting.
Lietuvos skautija is the World Organization of the Scout Movement recognized Scout organization. Lithuania was readmitted as a national member organization of WOSM on July 25, 1997. Lietuvos skautija has a membership of around 1,500 boys and girls as of 2014, spread throughout the country. Lietuvos skautija has sent contingents to World Scout events. Lietuvos skautija was represented at the 1995, 1998, 2007, 2011 World Jamborees, held a national camp in 1998 in Nemunaitis near Alytus to celebrate the 80th anniversary of the founding of Scouting in Lithuania. National jamborees are held every 5 years and were organized in 2003, 2008, in 2013 and in 2018. Lietuvos skautija contains Sea Scout and Air Scout units, with different uniforms; the Scout Motto is Budėk!, translating as Be Prepared in Lithuanian. The Lithuanian noun for a single Scout is Skautas; the Cub Scout programme is based on Rudyard Kipling's Jungle Book, the focus of the programme is on learning through play. Scout troops are organised in patrols and the programme takes Scouts through 3 Achievement Levels before they are invested into Venture Scouts.
The youth programme for 6-18 year-olds includes a variety of activity badges. The rover/ranger section follows the tradition of accepting new members into crews for a candidacy period before proper investment. Do not expect anything from others, always give them what you can. Live for your Motherland and mankind. Be a gentleman and a protector of the poor and weak, always take the right road. Strengthen your body and soul and educate yourself. May your will be as a bowstring resiliently drawn. Follow Saint George, the patron of Scouts: exterminate the evil in the world, but first of all in yourself. First think of others and only yourself. Grow up as a mighty oak tree and do not bow down as a weeping willow. Be better tomorrow than you are today or than you were yesterday. Keep God in your heart and remember your motto "Be Prepared". A Scout keeps their word. A Scout is faithful to Motherland. A Scout helps neighbors. A Scout is a brother or sister to other Scouts. A Scout is polite. A Scout is a friend of nature.
A Scout obeys the authorities. A Scout does not lose both self-control and hope. A Sc
Protestantism is the second largest form of Christianity with collectively between 800 million and more than 900 million adherents worldwide or nearly 40% of all Christians. It originated with the 16th century Reformation, a movement against what its followers perceived to be errors in the Roman Catholic Church. Protestants reject the Roman Catholic doctrine of papal supremacy and sacraments, but disagree among themselves regarding the real presence of Christ in the Eucharist, they emphasize the priesthood of all believers, justification by faith alone rather than by good works, the highest authority of the Bible alone in faith and morals. The "five solae" summarise basic theological differences in opposition to the Roman Catholic Church. Protestantism is popularly considered to have begun in Germany in 1517 when Martin Luther published his Ninety-five Theses as a reaction against abuses in the sale of indulgences by the Roman Catholic Church, which purported to offer remission of sin to their purchasers.
However, the term derives from the letter of protestation from German Lutheran princes in 1529 against an edict of the Diet of Speyer condemning the teachings of Martin Luther as heretical. Although there were earlier breaks and attempts to reform the Roman Catholic Church—notably by Peter Waldo, John Wycliffe, Jan Hus—only Luther succeeded in sparking a wider and modern movement. In the 16th century, Lutheranism spread from Germany into Denmark, Sweden, Latvia and Iceland. Reformed denominations spread in Germany, the Netherlands, Scotland and France by reformers such as John Calvin, Huldrych Zwingli, John Knox; the political separation of the Church of England from the pope under King Henry VIII began Anglicanism, bringing England and Wales into this broad Reformation movement. Protestants have developed their own culture, with major contributions in education, the humanities and sciences, the political and social order, the economy and the arts, many other fields. Protestantism is diverse, being more divided theologically and ecclesiastically than either the Roman Catholic Church, the Eastern Orthodox Church, or Oriental Orthodoxy.
Without structural unity or central human authority, Protestants developed the concept of an invisible church, in contrast to the Roman Catholic view of the Catholic Church as the visible one true Church founded by Jesus Christ. Some denominations do have a worldwide scope and distribution of membership, while others are confined to a single country. A majority of Protestants are members of a handful of Protestant denominational families: Adventists, Anglicans, Reformed, Lutherans and Pentecostals. Nondenominational, charismatic and other churches are on the rise, constitute a significant part of Protestant Christianity. Proponents of the branch theory consider Protestantism one of the three major divisions of Christendom, together with the Roman Catholic Church and Orthodoxy. Six princes of the Holy Roman Empire and rulers of fourteen Imperial Free Cities, who issued a protest against the edict of the Diet of Speyer, were the first individuals to be called Protestants; the edict reversed concessions made to the Lutherans with the approval of Holy Roman Emperor Charles V three years earlier.
The term protestant, though purely political in nature acquired a broader sense, referring to a member of any Western church which subscribed to the main Protestant principles. However, it is misused to mean any church outside the Roman and Eastern Orthodox communions. Protestantism as a general term is now used in contradistinction to the other major Christian traditions, i.e. Roman Catholicism and Orthodoxy. During the Reformation, the term protestant was hardly used outside of German politics. People who were involved in the religious movement used the word evangelical. For further details, see the section below. Protestant became a general term, meaning any adherent of the Reformation in the German-speaking area, it was somewhat taken up by Lutherans though Martin Luther himself insisted on Christian or evangelical as the only acceptable names for individuals who professed Christ. French and Swiss Protestants instead preferred the word reformed, which became a popular and alternative name for Calvinists.
The word evangelical, which refers to the gospel, was used for those involved in the religious movement in the German-speaking area beginning in 1517. Nowadays, evangelical is still preferred among some of the historical Protestant denominations in the Lutheran and United Protestant traditions in Europe, those with strong ties to them. Above all the term is used by Protestant bodies in the German-speaking area, such as the Evangelical Church in Germany. In continental Europe, an Evangelical is either a Calvinist, or a United Protestant; the German word evangelisch means Protestant, is different from the German evangelikal, which refers to churches shaped by Evangelicalism. The English word evangelical refers to evangelical Protestant churches, therefore to a certain part of Protestantism rather than to Protestantism as a whole; the English word traces its roots back to the Puritans in England, where Evangelicalism originated, was brought to the United States. Martin Luther always disliked the term Lutheran, preferring the term evangelical, derived from euangelion, a Greek word meaning "good news", i.e. "gospel".
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Scouterna - the Guides and Scouts of Sweden is the national Scouting and Guiding organisation of Sweden. The organisation was formed in 2012 by a restructuring of the Svenska Scoutförbundet and accepted as the successor of the Svenska Scoutrådet by the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts and the World Organization of the Scout Movement in 2013; the co-educational organisation has about 70,000 members. The first Swedish organisations for Boy Scouts were founded in 1911 and 1912 and for Girl Guides in 1913; the movement developed in two distinct branches: Non-religious units were organised in Sveriges Scoutförbundet and Sveriges Flickors Scoutförbund and Protestant units formed the KFUM:s Scoutförbund and the Sveriges KFUK:s Scoutförbund. Scouting and Guiding existed within some smaller organisations like the IOGT and the NTO. In 1930, the Sveriges Scoutförbund and the KFUM:s Scoutförbund founded the Svenska Scoutunionen as an umbrella organisation aiming at the external representation of Swedish Scouting and at the harmonisation of the Scout programme.
The Girl Guides followed in 1931 with the foundation of Sveriges Flickscoutråd. In the 1960s, Swedish Scouting and Guiding became co-educational. Sveriges Scoutförbundet and Sveriges Flickors Scoutförbund merged into Svenska Scoutförbundet in 1960, KFUM:s Scoutförbund and Sveriges KFUK:s Scoutförbund formed the KFUK-KFUMs Scoutförbund in 1966. In 1968, this was followed by the merger of both national bodies into the Svenska Scoutrådet. Started by a grassroots' movement within the five member associations of the Svenska Scoutrådet, the unification of the Swedish Scout and Guide movement was discussed since the mid-1990s. Important steps towards this goal were the national jamborees in 2001 and 2007 as well as the introduction of a common Scout uniform in 2007. In 2010 and 2011, the general meetings of all five associations voted for the unification; the Svenska Scoutförbundet was renamed to Scouterna in 2012. The Frälsningsarméns Scoutförbund and the KFUK-KFUMs Scoutförbund were integrated into Scouterna, Nykterhetsrörelsens Scoutförbund and SMU Scout partly.
The current structure of Scouterna takes into account that Scouting and Guiding in Sweden developed in several distinct organisations, most of them sponsored by religious institutions. It tries to unify all organisations into a single movement while maintaining the ties between the local units and their sponsoring bodies. All local units are represented in "Scouternas stämma", the general meeting of Scouterna, but their integration into Scouterna's structures and the ways and means of organisational support differ. About two thirds of the 1,100 local units are directly served by the national office of Scouterna and organised in its regional districts, among them the units of the former Svenska Scoutförbundet as well as all units of the Frälsningsarméns Scoutförbund and the KFUK-KFUMs Scoutförbund. Three so-called "samverkansorganisationer" make up the remainder of the members. Scouterna is divided in five age groups. Most local units cater for all age groups. Spårarscout — ages 8 to 10 Upptäckarscout — ages 10 to 12 Äventyrsscout — ages 12 to 15 Utmanarscout — ages 15 to 18 Roverscout — ages 19 to 25 All age groups use the same Scout promise: The Scout law was formulated in 1970 for all member organisations of the Svenska Scoutrådet: The Scout motto is Var redo!
- Alltid redo! — Be Prepared! - Always Prepared! Sea Scouting is available to all age groups within Scouterna. About 70 local units with 7,000 members are active in Sea Scouting along the coastline in the Stockholm archipelago, they are organised in Sveriges sjöscouters riksskeppslag, the national council of Swedish Sea Scouts, a special interest group which coordinates the activities of the Sea Scout units. The national headquarters is located in Swedens capital Stockholm; the organisation runs its own Scout shop. Scouterna and its local structures run a large number of Scout huts. Internationally known is the island of Vässarö, owned by the Stockholm Scout district; the Campground at Ransbergs Herrgård near Ransäter in Värmland County was acquired by Nykterhetsrörelsens Scoutförbund in 1963. Kopparbo Scout camp near Söderbärke in Dalarna County can accommodate up to 5,000 Scouts, Hörrs Nygård Scout camp near Sjöbo in Skåne County up to 3,000 and Kragenäs Scout camp near Tanumshede in Västra Götaland County up to 1,000.
The national sailing vessel of Scouterna, Biscaya av Vindalsö, was scheduled to be sold in 2016. Scouterna official website Scouterna in English