Ring Deutscher Pfadfinderinnenverbände
|Ring Deutscher Pfadfinderinnenverbände|
German Guide Federation
|Affiliation||World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts|
The Ring Deutscher Pfadfinderinnenverbände (RDP; German Guide Federation) is the German national Guiding organization within the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS). It serves 47,688 members (as of 2008).
The RDP was founded as Ring Deutscher Pfadfinderinnenbünde in 1949 by four Guiding associations:
- Bund Deutscher Pfadfinderinnen (BDPi, interreligious)
- Evangelischer Mädchen-Pfadfinderbund (EMP, Protestant, not in Bavaria)
- Bund Christlicher Pfadfinderinnen (BCP, Protestant, only in Bavaria)
- Pfadfinderinnenschaft Sankt Georg (PSG, Roman Catholic).
It became an associate member of WAGGGS in 1950 and a full member in 1954.
In the 1970s, following merger of the EMP, the BCP and the BDPi with their respective Scouting counterparts, it was renamed Ring Deutscher Pfadfinderinnenverbände. The individual members are:
- Bund der Pfadfinderinnen und Pfadfinder (BdP, interreligious, coeducational)
- Pfadfinderinnenschaft Sankt Georg (PSG, Roman Catholic, female only)
- Verband Christlicher Pfadfinderinnen und Pfadfinder (VCP, Protestant, coeducational).
Two of these, the BdP and the VCP, are also members of the World Organization of the Scout Movement, via the Ring deutscher Pfadfinderverbände. Both federations work strongly together in the main fields of Scouting and Guiding.
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