Svenska Missionskyrkans Ungdom Scout

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Svenska Missionskyrkans Ungdom Scout
Svenska Missionskyrkans Ungdom Scout.svg
Headquarters Stockholm
Country Sweden
Founded 1931
Defunct 2011
Website
http://www.equmenia.se
 Scouting portal

Svenska Missionskyrkans Ungdom Scout (SMU), commonly known as "SMU-Scout" was the Guide and Scout Organization of the Mission Covenant Youth of Sweden, and Sweden's second largest Scouting organization with 18,500 members. The organization was co-ed and open to both boys and girls. Since 2007, all dutiess at national level within SMU have been transferred to the recently[when?] founded collaborative organization equmenia.

SMU-Scout was the second largest member of the Swedish Scouting umbrella organization Svenska Scoutrådet, outnumbered only by Svenska Scoutförbundet. The members were distributed into 545 local Scout groups (kårer), which in turn are assembled in seven districts. These districts were shared with SMU's mother denomination, the Mission Covenant Church of Sweden.

Since SMU-Scout was an integral part of equmenia, the board of trustees in equmenia delegated the Scouting issues to a Scout Committee in order to deal with other issues as well. The remunerated chairman of the board, however, was also the chairman of the Scout Committee.

Since 2012 SMU-Scout has been incorporated into Scouterna, the national Scouting and Guiding organisation of Sweden.

The organization had a campsite called Skräddartorp, Ludvika with accommodation for approximately 1,000 participants.

History[edit]

Former uniform of SMU Scout, in use until 2007

The programme for boys (Våra Pojkar) started in 1931 and for girls (Våra Flickor) in 1936. Boys and girls got the same name and programme in 1957 but still in different sections. The sections became co-ed in 1972. Nyingscout started in 1974 and Seniorscout in 1988.

In 1961, SMU-Scout applied for membership in Svenska Scoutrådet, which was granted in 1963.

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