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16. April 2014 - 0:04

Hi! I looking for someone who wants to share with me information about your scout organization. I will get in touch because i want to see how is scouting in other countries :D If you like my idea - please write :) Goodd night every one :D

Answers (1)

  • Castor_A
  • Dari France
  • 18. April 2014 - 17:20

Hello Aneta,

I’ll try to explain you how French scoutism works. In fact, I already did it for an other post so I recycle (it’s more ecologic :D)

First, you have to know that in France, there is not 1 association but more than 50!!! In France, when some don't like something, he make strike and create a new association. If you like, I could explain to you the differences between the main associations but in an other mail, it would be too long here. For the moment, I will just speak about the main association, the one which is recognized by the OMMS : "Le scoutisme français" (nearly 75000 scouts, the other big association "L'association des scouts et guide d'Europe", nearly 50000 scouts)

ASSOCIATIONS :

Into the "scoutisme français", theire is one association for each main religions :
• Scout et guide de France : 70 000 scouts (Catholique)
• Eclaireures et éclaireur de France : 9000 scouts (Laïc)
• Eclaireurs unionistes de France : 5000 scouts (Protestant)
• Eclaireur et Eclaireuse judaiste de France : 4000 scouts (Jewish)
• Scouts Musulman de France : 4000 scouts (Muslim)

FREQUENCE OF MEETING :

We meet nearly twice a month on Sunday and if the weather is good enough we try to camp a week-end in September (for the first meeting of the year), October and every month between march and June. Then we go camping during summer between 5 days (beavers) and 1 month (rovers scouts).

ACTIVITIES :

We generally chose a theme for 3 month and leaders scout organize activates related to those theme. Some theme example : The cooking, Robin wood, the secrets of the Viking...
During our 1 day meeting we generally start by a religious office and then we have activities adapted with the weather.
For example, during winter we have handcraft activities in our local, we do ice skate, animation in nursing house or hunt in museum.
During spring and summer, we generally play outside

AGES UNITY :
• 6-8 y/o : farfadet (beavers)
• 8-11 y/o : Louveteaux (boys) / Jeanettes (girls) (cub scout)
• 12-14 y/o : Scouts (boys) / Guides (girls) (boys and girl scout)
• 15-18 y/o : Pionnier (boys) / Caravelles (girls) (rangers scout ?)
• 18-21 y/o : Compagnons (rover scout ?)

ORGANIZATION :

There is nearly 24 children by unity : 2x6 girls and 2x6 boys. The groups of 6 children stay and live together during 1 year. Everyone have some responsibility in this group and try to obtain badges related to his responsibilities.

BADGES :

There is 6 main theme of badge :
• Relation to self  Mean be a trusted person and have the courage to speak in public
• Relation to others / friends  Mean be good with family and friends
• Relationship to the world  Mean curiosity and try to be a citizen of the world
• Relation to the body  Mean make sport and try to keep a good health
• Relation to emotions  Mean be able to express his emotions
• Spirituality

It would be too long to give you example of things we can do for each age and theme badge but is you ask for, I can develop some examples

UNIFORM :

Few years ago, a great French fashion designer, Jean-Charles de Castelbajac, create the new French scout uniform. French scout uniform is compound by a shirt and a scarf/foulard. There is one color of shirt by age :
• 6-8 y/o : Apple green
• 8-11 y/o : Orange
• 12-14 y/o : Blue
• 15-18 y/o : Red
• 18-21 y/o : Dark green
• Administratif : Purple

For the scraf, each group chose the colors when they are create

I hope that I answer some of your questions and I remain at your disposal (my email is : cevel_yor@msn.com ) l if you need more information for example about :
• The differences between all the associations
• The way to obtain badges
• Example of activities
Hello Aneta,

I’ll try to explain you how French scoutism works. In fact, I already did it for an other post so I recycle (it’s more ecologic :D)

First, you have to know that in France, there is not 1 association but more than 50!!! In France, when some don't like something, he make strike and create a new association. If you like, I could explain to you the differences between the main associations but in an other mail, it would be too long here. For the moment, I will just speak about the main association, the one which is recognized by the OMMS : "Le scoutisme français" (nearly 75000 scouts, the other big association "L'association des scouts et guide d'Europe", nearly 50000 scouts)

ASSOCIATIONS :

Into the "scoutisme français", theire is one association for each main religions :
• Scout et guide de France : 70 000 scouts (Catholique)
• Eclaireures et éclaireur de France : 9000 scouts (Laïc)
• Eclaireurs unionistes de France : 5000 scouts (Protestant)
• Eclaireur et Eclaireuse judaiste de France : 4000 scouts (Jewish)
• Scouts Musulman de France : 4000 scouts (Muslim)

FREQUENCE OF MEETING :

We meet nearly twice a month on Sunday and if the weather is good enough we try to camp a week-end in September (for the first meeting of the year), October and every month between march and June. Then we go camping during summer between 5 days (beavers) and 1 month (rovers scouts).

ACTIVITIES :

We generally chose a theme for 3 month and leaders scout organize activates related to those theme. Some theme example : The cooking, Robin wood, the secrets of the Viking...
During our 1 day meeting we generally start by a religious office and then we have activities adapted with the weather.
For example, during winter we have handcraft activities in our local, we do ice skate, animation in nursing house or hunt in museum.
During spring and summer, we generally play outside

AGES UNITY :
• 6-8 y/o : farfadet (beavers)
• 8-11 y/o : Louveteaux (boys) / Jeanettes (girls) (cub scout)
• 12-14 y/o : Scouts (boys) / Guides (girls) (boys and girl scout)
• 15-18 y/o : Pionnier (boys) / Caravelles (girls) (rangers scout ?)
• 18-21 y/o : Compagnons (rover scout ?)

ORGANIZATION :

There is nearly 24 children by unity : 2x6 girls and 2x6 boys. The groups of 6 children stay and live together during 1 year. Everyone have some responsibility in this group and try to obtain badges related to his responsibilities.

BADGES :

There is 6 main theme of badge :
• Relation to self  Mean be a trusted person and have the courage to speak in public
• Relation to others / friends  Mean be good with family and friends
• Relationship to the world  Mean curiosity and try to be a citizen of the world
• Relation to the body  Mean make sport and try to keep a good health
• Relation to emotions  Mean be able to express his emotions
• Spirituality

It would be too long to give you example of things we can do for each age and theme badge but is you ask for, I can develop some examples

UNIFORM :

Few years ago, a great French fashion designer, Jean-Charles de Castelbajac, create the new French scout uniform. French scout uniform is compound by a shirt and a scarf/foulard. There is one color of shirt by age :
• 6-8 y/o : Apple green
• 8-11 y/o : Orange
• 12-14 y/o : Blue
• 15-18 y/o : Red
• 18-21 y/o : Dark green
• Administratif : Purple

For the scraf, each group chose the colors when they are create

I hope that I answer some of your questions and I remain at your disposal (my email is : cevel_yor@msn.com ) l if you need more information for example about :
• The differences between all the associations
• The way to obtain badges
• Example of activities
• Sea scout
• Other

Best regard