Guides and Scouts Movement of Belgium
|The Guides and Scouts Movement of Belgium|
|Dutch||Gidsen- en Scoutsbeweging in België|
|French||Guidisme et Scoutisme en Belgique|
|Affiliation||World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts, World Organization of the Scout Movement|
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) and 59,268 Guides (as of 2010).
The members of the federation are
- FOS Open Scouting (FOS; interreligious, coeducational, Flemish)
- Guides Catholiques de Belgique (GCB, Catholic Guides of Belgium; Roman Catholic, in most sections girls-only, mainly in the Walloon region and Brussels; only WAGGGS-member)
- Les Scouts - Fédération des Scouts Baden-Powell de Belgique (FSC, Catholic Baden-Powell-Scout Federation of Belgium; Roman Catholic, partly coeducational, Walloon region and Brussels; only WOSM-member)
- Scouts en Gidsen Vlaanderen (Scouts and Guides of Flanders; until 2006: Vlaams Verbond van Katholieke Scouts en Meisjesgidsen (Flemish Catholic Scout and Guide Association), VVKSM; Catholic, coeducational, Flemish)
- Scouts et Guides Pluralistes de Belgique (SGP, Belgian Pluralist Scouts and Guides; interreligious, coeducational, Walloon)
Scouts et Guides Pluralistes de Belgique
The logo of the Scouts et Guides Pluralistes de Belgique is explained as:
- 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
- specificity Pluralistic
- The word "pluralism"! (This specificity is underscored by the assertive green label below)
- The four different colours
- "Triennal review: Census as at 1 December 2010" (PDF). World Organization of the Scout Movement. Retrieved 13 January 2011.
- "33rd World Conference Document No. 11" (PDF). World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts. Retrieved 27 October 2008.
- "explication logo" (PDF). Scouts et Guides Pluralistes de Belgique. Retrieved 2 September 2010.
- Official website (French), (Dutch)
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