Asociación de Scouts de Venezuela

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Asociación de Scouts de Venezuela
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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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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 concerns conservation of nature. Other activities include clean-up campaigns, tree planting, and beautification projects.

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

The Scouts have held rallies against and raising awareness of drug abuse and drug trafficking.


In August 1913 Ramón Ocando Pérez formed the "Club Boy Scouts of Maracaibo" with some friends. These were short-lived due to inconveniences. However, Mr. Ramón Ocando Pérez is considered the precursor of Scouting Venezuela

1913 The Scouter Ramón Ocando Pérez organizes patrols in the city of Maracaibo.

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. "San Sebastian No. 1" had five patrols called Wolves, foxes, ocelots, curlews and Coquivacoas. The fifth group did not have an animal name as the party who had translated the manual were not told that each patrol had to be named after an animal and did so in honor of the Lake Maracaibo. Troop 42 Scouts was formed on the 20 January 1913 the day of St. Sebastian, patron of the city of Maracaibo and adopted the green color in the scarf, symbolizing hope and nature.

1926 In 1926 the Spanish Captain Perez Brihuela organized a troop of Boy Scouts in the German Catholic College in Valencia, Carabobo State, and said the Troop was short-lived to a 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 Troop "St. George" in Caracas. Its success led to the subsequent founding of the Troop "San Carlos" by Enrique Tejera París. On 13 June of that year, with the signing of the "Federal Pact" forming the Federation of Boy Scouts of Venezuela.

The first Constitution was adopted on 22 August 1934 in the National Assembly headed by National Commissioner Henrique Sapene, Scoutmaster Marcel Granier Doyeux, Assistant Scoutmaster Federico Diaz Legorburu, and Enrique Tejera Paris as witness.

1935 Following the resignation of National Commissioner Henrique Sapene, the Federation had Enrique Tejera Paris and Federico Diaz Legorburu as Interim Commissioners. 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 Scouting in that region of the country. A body called "Technical Circle of Scouting", whose activities were 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 improve and expand Scouts Venezuela. From then until its dissolution in 1948, the CTE was a body dedicated to 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, Rausseo National Commissioner resigned, and died soon after. In an extraordinary National Assembly appointing Prof. Armando Alvarez de Lugo was appointed Acting National Commissioner, to be ratified in the Assembly 19

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

1943-1945 'In 1943 and 1944 the Regional Conference of Heads were held in Barquisimeto and Valencia. On 7 September 1945 the National Assembly amended the Constitution, changing the designation of National Chief Scout Commissioner for Venezuela, choosing Federico Diaz Legorburu as First Chief Scout. In 1945 the statutes were reformed again (which were renamed by - Policy, Organization 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 Interamerican Council of Scouting, four Venezuelan officials: Federico Diaz Legorburu, Gustavo J. Vollmer, Luis Esteban Palacios, and Rolando Gonzalez Echemendía having served as President of that body. Since its founding in 1946, the CIE has always had in its directive members of the Association.

1961 In 1961 Venezuela was home to the Fifth Interamerican Scout Conference, which took place at the Hotel Humboldt in Caracas. By that time Federico Diaz Legorburu was Chairman of CIE. Dr. Gustavo J. Vollmer served as President of the National Council of the Asociación de Scouts de Venezuela, President of the Interamerican Regional Scout Council, and as a member of the World Scout Committee of the World Organization of the Scout Movement from 1963 to 1969 and again from 1973 to 1979 .

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

1997 female branches are created within the Scout Association and a new uniform plans progress.

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 state 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's honor is to be trusted.
  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, thrifty and hardworking.
  6. The Scout sees in nature the work of God and protects.
  7. A Scout obeys orders.
  8. A Scout smiles and sings in his difficulties.
  9. The Scout cares and respects the good of others.
  10. The Scout is pure in thought, word and deed.

Scout principles[edit]

  1. GOD (see below): The Scout takes time for spiritual reflection
  2. HOMELAND: The Scout is a good citizen and faithful to their homeland
  3. HOME: The duty of a Scout begins at home

Note: While the Scouts was founded on the notion of a Christian God, most organisations around the world downplay that aspect in order to include other faiths.

Scout virtues[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


  1. ^ "Triennal review: Census as at 1 December 2010" (PDF). World Organization of the Scout Movement. Archived from the original (PDF) on 31 August 2012. Retrieved 13 January 2011. 

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