Guides and Scouts Movement of Belgium

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The Guides and Scouts Movement of Belgium
Guides and Scouts Movement of Belgium.svg
Dutch Gidsen- en Scoutsbeweging in België
French Guidisme et Scoutisme en Belgique
Country Belgium
Founded 1979
Membership 160,000
Affiliation World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts, World Organization of the Scout Movement
Website
http://www.scouts.be/
 Scouting portal

Gidsen- en Scoutsbeweging in België (Dutch) or Guidisme et Scoutisme en Belgique (French) (GSB) is the national Guiding and Scouting federation in Belgium. Scouting in Belgium started in 1911, and Guiding followed in 1915. The Belgian Scouts were among the charter members of the World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM) in 1922, and the Guides were one of the founding members of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) in 1928. The federation counts 96,837 Scouts (as of 2011)[1] and 59,268 Guides (as of 2010).[2]

Members[edit]

The members of the federation are

There are also some German-speaking units in the German-speaking community of Belgium, mostly affiliated to the Walloon associations.

The Scout Motto is Sois Prêt (Be Prepared) or Toujours Prêt (Always Prepared) in French, depending on the organization and Wees Paraat or Wees bereid in Dutch.

Emblems[edit]

Scouts et Guides Pluralistes de Belgique[edit]

Scouts et Guides Pluralistes de Belgique

The logo of the Scouts et Guides Pluralistes de Belgique is explained as.[3]

  • a youth, action movement
    • The girl and boy are moving
    • The blocks are oblique, not symmetrical and placed in an open framework sketched in pencil.
  • boys and girls together
    • The characters form adapted
    • It is outside their scope, one to the other
  • Scouting
    • The word Scout in letters
    • The neckerchief is the Scout subject par excellence
  • specificity Pluralistic
    • The word "pluralism"! (This specificity is underscored by the assertive green label below)
    • The four different colours

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Triennal review: Census as at 1 December 2010". World Organization of the Scout Movement. Retrieved 13 January 2011. 
  2. ^ "33rd World Conference Document No. 11". World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts. Retrieved 27 October 2008. 
  3. ^ "explication logo". Scouts et Guides Pluralistes de Belgique. Retrieved 2 September 2010. 

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