Scouting and Guiding in the Republic of the Congo

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Congolese Scout troop, prior to 1960
Congolese Scout, circa 1968

The Scout and Guide movement in the Republic of the Congo is served by at least thirteen associations. Five of them form the Conseil du Scoutisme congolais (Council of the Congolese Scout Mouvement):[1]

Among the independent organizations are:

  • Eclaireurs communautaires du Congo
  • Eclaireurs d'Afrique
  • Eclaireurs du Congo
  • Eclaireurs Louzolo Amour
  • Eclaireurs neutres du Congo (interreligious)
  • Eclaireuses et Eclaireurs libres du Congo-Brazzaville (laic)

There is no national organization that is yet recognized by the World Organization of the Scout Movement.


Scouting was founded in French Equatorial Africa in 1941, but was banned during the long Marxist period. Guiding was introduced to the Republic of the Congo in 1927, and became a member of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts in 1957, and again in 1996 after the renewal of the organization.

The Eclaireurs Neutres du Congo were founded by the Eclaireurs Neutres de France, a French non-aligned Scouting organization, in 2004.[3]


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


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  1. ^ "Les associations" (in French). Main Gauche. Retrieved 2008-08-01. 
  2. ^ "Lissanga" (in French). Azur Développement. Archived from the original on 2007-09-28. Retrieved 2007-02-25. 
  3. ^ "Les ENF assistent le scoutisme au Congo" (in French). La Fraternité du Scoutisme. 2004. Retrieved 2007-02-25. [dead link]

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