Outside Vietnam since 1975, the Vietnamese Girl Scout Association and the Vietnamese Scout Association have merged into a single group and operate under the leadership of the International Central Committee of Vietnamese Scouting, formed in 1983. Inside Vietnam, Scouting was initially banned. Moves by some Communist Party members to reestablish a nationalist version of Scouting have been rejected by the General Secretariat of the World Organization of the Scout Movement. A few semi-official Scouting groups exist in Vietnam at present, which include both boys and girls together.
Boys and girls can be seen together in one Scouting unit in Vietnam
Girl Scouting may again be making inroads in Vietnam, as in 1993 a reception was held in Manila, Philippines in conjunction with WAGGGS' Asia Pacific Symposium of NGOs for Women in Development. The aim was to introduce or reintroduce the Girl Guiding/Girl Scouting movement and to explore possibilities of starting/restarting Girl Guiding/Girl Scouting in Vietnam, as well as Cambodia, Iran, Russia, Uzbekistan and Tibet. Fifty women leaders from those nations attended the Asia Pacific Symposium, sharing their Girl Guiding/Girl Scouting experiences.
However, like overseas Vietnamese Scouting, girls and boys may now be seen together in coeducational Scouting groups in Vietnam.