Asociación de Scouts de Venezuela

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Asociación de Scouts de Venezuela
Age range 101
Location Av. Juan Germán Roscio, San Bernardino, Caracas 1010, D.F.
Country Venezuela
Founded 1913
Membership 14,801
Affiliation World Organization of the Scout Movement
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Logo of Asociación de Scouts de Venezuela
The Old Logo of Asociación de Scouts de Venezuela

The Asociación de Scouts de Venezuela (ASV, Scout Association of Venezuela) is the national Scouting association of Venezuela. Scouting was founded in Venezuela in 1913. Venezuela became a member of the World Organization of the Scout Movement in 1937. The ASV has 14,801 members as of 2011.[1]

The Association is active in conservation of nature. Other activities include clean-up campaigns, tree planting, and beautification projects. It creates a sense of being part of an environment as equals, promoting with outdoor activities that style of living. through self-learning activities the Venezuelan scout gets in touch with all the purposes, leading his own education.

An example of outdoor activities that scouts takes on are hiking, camping, and climbing. They also have organized special camps for needy children.

Scouts have been active in the fight against drug abuse. The Scouts have held rallies to bring attention to the evils of drug abuse and drug trafficking.


In August 1912 Ramón Ocando Pérez 13 years, went on holiday to Curacao and met on scouts. Returning to Maracaibo, and after a while he formed in 1913 with some friends, the "Club Boy Scouts of Maracaibo", which was dissolved in 1914 because in that year Ramón Ocando Perez, he went to study in the United States.

Ramón Ocando Pérez the task of forming the First Scout Troop Venezuela, the "San Sebastian No. 1", with five patrol called by foundation gave: Wolves, foxes, ocelots, curlews and Coquivacoas latter not wearing animal name as the party who had translated the manual did not come to the explanation of the name patrol regarding an animal and did so in honor of the Lake Maracaibo. Troop 42 Scouts was formed with the 20 January 1913 the day of St. Sebastian, patron of the city of Maracaibo and adopted the green color in the scarf, that symbolized the hope and nature, to which the Scout must love and protect.

These patrols had a very short life for the many inconveniences around its normal performance occurred.

1913 The Scouter Ramón Ocando Pérez organizes patrols in the city of Maracaibo. These patrols had a very short life for the many inconveniences around its normal performance occurred. However, Mr. Ramón Ocando Pérez is considered the precursor of Scouting Venezuela, because so far the existence of a Scout Troop in our country prior to 1913 is unknown.

1914-1917 Between these years Mr. Ramón Ocando Pérez and English Scout Douglas Walter Raleigh organized the movement in the city of Maracaibo, Zulia State, where they founded the "San Sebastian" Troop, which is the oldest in the country.

1926 In 1926 the Spanish Captain Perez Brihuela organized a troop of Boy Scouts in the German Catholic College in Valencia, Carabobo State, said Troop had a very short life due to lack of knowledge of the true purposes of Scouting, by its founder.

1927 On 27 May constitutes Maracaibo "Association of Boy Scouts of Zulia".

1933-1934 In 1933 Mr. Henrique Sapene organized in Caracas Troop "St. George". Consequence of success for it was the subsequent founding of the Troop "San Carlos" by Enrique Tejera Paris. On 13 June of that year, with the signing of the "Federal Pact" was formed the Federation of Boy Scouts of Venezuela.

The first Constitution was adopted on 22 August 1934 in National Assembly headed by Henrique Sapene National Commissioner, Marcel Granier Doyeux as Scout-Master, Federico Diaz LEGORBURU as Assistant SM, Enrique Tejera Paris as Witness.

1935 Following the resignation of National Commissioner Henrique Sapene, the Federation had as Interim Commissioners Enrique Tejera Paris and Federico Diaz LEGORBURU. At the end of that year, the National Assembly of the Federation appointed Captain M. Santos Rausseo as new National Commissioner.

In the same year was elected to the National Commissioner Enrique Tejera Paris and during his term the Venezuelan Catholic Church recognizes the Federation of Boy Scouts (Scouts) of Venezuela as one organization and National Scout Camp-School "Smoke" is created in the Encanto Park where it is held the first workshop of the National Forest badge today Wood badge Scout Program Facilitator (Scouters).

1936-1938 Through the efforts of Dr. Enrique Tejera G., Minister of Education for the year, General Eleazar López Contreras, President, included in its Programme for Government support for the Boy Scouts (Official Gazette No. 18886 of 21 February 1936).

In August of that year was made by the West of the Republic of Colombia (Cúcuta) a tour that aimed to raise awareness of the Scouting and increment in that region of the country, unfortunately I do not get your objectives. To remedy this a body called "Technical Circle of Scouting", whose activities are immediately extended to the cities of Maracaibo and Valencia was established in Caracas in 1937.

The Technical Circle Scouting (CTE) was founded with the primary intention of channeling resources and energies latent in the Federation, to achieve the greatest increase, preparation and welfare Scouts Venezuela. From then until its dissolution in 1948, the CTE was a body high technical improvement.

In 1937 a Scout mission led by National Commissioner Cap. Rausseo M. Santos, attended the World Jamboree held in Vogelenzang, Netherlands, on behalf of the Federation of Boy Scouts (Scouts) in Venezuela. That same year, the Federation requested and obtained registration of the World Scout Conference, becoming one of the members of the World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM).

In 1938, C.T.E. organized a course for Heads of Unit Potrerito, Carrizales, Edo. Miranda, which can be considered the first formal training course conducted in a Field-School in the country.

1940-1941 In late 1940, for health reasons, resigned on Rausseo National Commissioner, who died soon after, and in an extraordinary National Assembly appointing Prof. Armando Alvarez de Lugo as Acting National Commissioner, to be ratified in the Assembly 19

1942 In August 1942 it was held in the city of Maracaibo The first National Jamboree (National Patrol Camp), attended by Scouts from throughout the Republic.

1943-1945 'In the years 1943 and 1944 were held in Barquisimeto and Valencia Regional Conference of Heads, responding to initiatives Entities. On 7 September 1945 the National Assembly amended the Constitution, changing the designation of National Chief Scout Commissioner for Venezuela, being chosen Mr. Federico Diaz LEGORBURU as First Chief Scout. In 1945 they were reformed again Statutes (which were renamed BY - Policy, Organisation and Rules) and the name Scout Association of Venezuela adopted

1946 At the level of the Americas, the Venezuelan Scouting involved from the first steps in the creation of the American Council of Scouting, having served as President of that body, four Venezuelan officials: Federico Diaz LEGORBURU Gustavo J. Vollmer, Luis Esteban Palacios and Rolando Gonzalez Echemendía. Since its founding in 1946, the C.I.E. He has always had in its directive to members of the Association.

1961 In 1961 Venezuela is home to the V Interamerican Scout Conference, which takes place at the Hotel Humboldt in Caracas. By that time he was Chairman of CIE Mr. Federico Diaz LEGORBURU and what happened in Venezuela's other charge: Dr. Gustavo J. Vollmer.

1981 a new reform BY intended among other things, to unite into one the positions of Chairman and Chief Scout is produced, and creating three main focus areas: Education and Method, Operations and Finance, which apply to date.

1997 female branches is created within the Scout Association and a new uniform reform plans progress occurs.

Program and ideals[edit]


All sections are coeducational. Association members use wine-red neckerchiefs when attending international events. The national emblem of the Asociación de Scouts de Venezuela and the motto affirm the identity and values of Venezuelan Scouting: High Ideals, Elevation of Sights, Justice, Loyalty and Perseverance.


  • Lobatos-Lobeznas/Cubs- 7 to 11
  • Scouts-ages 11 to 16
  • Rovers-ages 16 to 21



Por mi honor y con la gracia de Dios
me obligo a servir lo mejor que pueda
a mi iglesia, a mi patria, a ayudar a mi prójimo en cualquier circunstancia
y a cumplir la Ley Scout

On my honor, and with the grace of God
I force myself to serve as best you can
my church, my country, to help my neighbor in all circumstances
and to fulfill the Law Scout

Promise Patrol

Prometo obedecerte como Jefe,
quererte como hermano mayor,
ser leal a mi Patrulla
y no desanimarme jamás

I promise to obey you as Chief,
love you like big brother,
be loyal to my Patrol
and never discouraged

Scout Law[edit]

  1. The Scout figure in his honor untrustworthy.
  2. A Scout is loyal.
  3. The Scout is helpful.
  4. The Scout is a friend to all and a brother to every other Scout.
  5. The Scout is courteous.
  6. The Scout sees in nature the work of God and protects.
  7. A Scout obeys conscience is working and pursuivant.
  8. A Scout smiles and sings in his difficulties.
  9. The Scout is thrifty, cares and respects the good of others.
  10. The Scout is pure in thought, word and deed.

Principles Scouts[edit]

  1. GOD: The Scout unsure of his faith and his life undergoes
  2. HOMELAND: The Scout is a good citizen and belongs to their homeland
  3. HOME: The duty of a Scout begins at home

Virtues Scouts[edit]

  • Loyalty
  • Purity
  • Sacrifice and Selflessness

Scout Prayer[edit]

Por mi honor y con la gracia de Dios
me obligo a servir lo mejor que pueda
a mi iglesia y a mi patria, ayudar a mi projimo en cualquier circunstancia
y a cumplir la Ley Scout.

("On my honor, and with the grace of God,
I force myself to serve with the best that I can do,
to my church and my homeland, to help my fellow man/woman in any circumstance,
and to uphold the Scout Law.")


  • "Manual El Camino Hacia los Bosques" Scout Association of Venezuela. 1973


  • Anzoategui
  • Apure
  • Aragua
  • Barinas
  • Bolivar
  • Carabobo
  • Distrito Capital
  • Falcon
  • Guarico
  • Lara
  • Mérida
  • Miranda
  • Monagas
  • Nueva Esparta
  • Portuguesa
  • Sucre
  • Táchira
  • Trujillo
  • Yaracuy
  • Zulia


  1. ^ "Triennal review: Census as at 1 December 2010". World Organization of the Scout Movement. Retrieved 13 January 2011. 

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